Oakwood Hills Power Plant Meeting: All Dressed in Red and No Chance to Talk

A very short Oakwood Hills zoning meeting was held at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn Thursday evening to consider the siting of a gas-fired electric generating plant behind Village Hall. The length was dictated by the power plant applicant’s losing … Continue reading

Oakwood Hills Shares Host Agreement with Gas-Fired Electric Generating Plant Developers

Before a community can site an electric generating plant, the prospective host community must agree to a “host community agreement.” It contains pertinent details of the arrangement. Pursuant to a Freedom of Information request, McHenry County Blog has obtained the … Continue reading

Oakwood Hills Gas-Fired Generating Plant Developer Notifies Local Officials

The Oakwood Hills Energy Center developers mailed letters to local officials on July 1st about its proposal to build a 430-megawatt electric generating facility behind the Oakwood Hills Village Hall. It is being promoted as a backup for windmills when … Continue reading

Oakwood Hills Energy Center Project Unveiled

Last week, McHenry County Blog revealed that the Village of Oakwood Hills has again been negotiating with those wishing to build a gas-fired electric generating plant. When such plants were first on the county news pages in the late 1990’s, … Continue reading

Oakwood Hills Again Negotiating for Gas-Powered Electric Generating Plant

Oakwood Hills is a residential village between Cary and Prairie Grove with about 2,000 people. There is no commercial district to provide sales taxes, so property taxes, state income tax and Motor Fuel Tax revenue sharing, plus vehicle stickers provide … Continue reading