County Board Member Larry Smith Goes Full-Bore Free Enterprise in Opposition to Government Subsidized Solar Farms

At last Thursday’s McHenry County Board Committee of the Whole meeting, District 6 member Larry Smith was not shy about his opposition to solar farms on prime farmland. He doubled down at the McHenry County League of Women Voters Candidates’ … Continue reading

Defenders Seek Visual Support for Solar Panel Zoning at Tuesday County Board Meeting

A message from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County: McHenry County Board to Vote on County’s First Community Solar Projects On Tuesday evening, July 17, the McHenry County Board will vote on the first community solar projects in our county. This … Continue reading

Defenders Seek Solar Farm Support for McHenry County Zoning Meeting

An email from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County: Member Action Alert: Environmental Defenders, please express your support for community solar farms and renewable energy in McHenry County by attending a ZBA hearing THIS WEDNESDAY.* *Note there was a misprint … Continue reading

Solar Powered Canoe CalypSol Almost Ready for Launching

I have been watching fellow Bernotas Middle School Dad Ray Christe’s and his Algonquin friend Larry Kozak’s progress as the boat went from conception to completion. The first “home” for the boast was in Oakwood Hills resident Charley Birks’ garage. … Continue reading

CalypSol, a Solar-Powered Canoe, Being Built in Crystal Lake

About a year ago, Lake in the Hills’ Larry Kozak and Lakewood’s Ray Christe planned to canoe the full length of the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca, MN to New Orleans, LA. Last September they attended a presentation given by … Continue reading