Huge Solar Farm Zoning Hearing Continues Today

From Riley Township Supervisor Karen Schnable:

Duke Energy Solar Farm Zoning Hearing

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 1:30 PM the McHenry County Zoning Board of Appeals will be continuing the hearing for the Duke Energy Solar farm conditional use permit.

The meeting will be held at the McHenry County Administration building, Conference Room A, located at 667 Ware Road in Woodstock.

The meeting will be held both in person and online. Here is the information for the online meeting.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 212-727-349

This conditional use permit may take several meetings to complete. Duke Energy is calling their witnesses to testify and explain the project.

Duke solar energy farm.

During this process, you may only ask questions of the witnesses as it pertains to their testimony.

At the end of all the testimony, the McHenry County Zoning Board Of Appeals will give the public an opportunity to comment and voice their opinions on the project, but until the hearing reaches that point, only questions can be asked of the Duke witnesses and representatives.

Please continue to attend the meetings, whether it be in person or remotely. It is important that we show McHenry County we are interested in this project, and it’s outcome.

It is my goal as Supervisor, to keep you informed of any major developments that are happening in Riley Township. If you know of anyone who would like to receive our informational Township “eBlasts” to keep them up to date on the happenings in our Township, please encourage them to go to and click on the eBlasts link to sign up.

Karen Schnable
Riley Township Supervisor


Huge Solar Farm Zoning Hearing Continues Today — 6 Comments

  1. Riley Township Supervisor had her hands greased with $$$$$!

    I’d like her to deny it IN WRITING and to further deny no campaign fund or ‘angel third party’ has gotten or will get money!

    Schnable is in way over her little feathehead bc Duke must report its ‘contributions’.

    Sorry Karen. Township grafting still graft!

  2. Predictable that this will lead to power plant, with daily groundwater use crippling to surrounding property and Marengo properties.

    County Board was not helpful protecting against Oakwood Hills power plant incursion, no reason to expect different behavior this time.

  3. Susan is undoubtedly referring to a gas-powered peaker plant that requires enormous water withdrawal from aquifers.

  4. There is no Political Action Committee listed at the Illinois State Board of Elections web site for “Schnable.”

    If one receives or spends over $5,000 during any quarter, reporting is required.

  5. Cal, Schnabel sent to NC earlier this year. Why?

    Duke Energy

    Headquarters: Duke Energy Center
    550 South Tryon Street
    Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.

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