Aggregate Producers Respond to “Attorney General Cites McHenry County Pits for Possible Groundwater Contamination” Article

A  communication from Dan Eichholz, Executive Director of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers: Response from Aggregate Producers to Pollution Claims by Attorney General This information is in response to your 7/24/18 blog post titled ”Attorney General Cites McHenry County … Continue reading

Attorney General Cites McHenry County Pits for Possible Groundwater Contamination

According to the Better Government Association, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency last year issued violation notices  to the following McHenry County area quarry landfills after soil testing showed higher-than-allowed levels of chemicals and metals. The  levels are in place to protect … Continue reading

US EPA Removes McHenry County from Ozone Nonattainment List

Yesterday, the United State Environmental Protection Agency took McHenry County off its ozone nonattainment list. The US EPA didn’t put who counties on the list; just certain zip codes. As I remember the fight over state legislation requiring vehicle emission … Continue reading

Hebron Mayor Refuses to Resign

John Jacobson, Hebron’s Mayor who was arrested on drug charges last month, was asked by several village residents to resign, but he refused. In a statement after entering the Village Board’s meeting room right before the 7 PM starting time, … Continue reading

Company Producing “Green” Gears Gear Pollutes Water

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CICERO GEAR MANUFACTURING FIRM PLEADS GUILTY TO VIOLATING FEDERAL CLEAN WATER ACT AND AGREES TO PAY $1.5 MILLION FINE CHICAGO — A suburban Cicero gear manufacturing company pleaded guilty today to illegally … Continue reading

Oakwood Hills’ Documents Show Electric Generating Peaker Plant Proceeding Apace

For some reason, the above scene from the Wizard of Oz came to mind when I read the most recent reply to my most recent Freedom of Information requests the Village of Oakwood Hills. What was it the Wizard said? … Continue reading