County Board Committee Recommends Imposing Three-Year Contract on New Sheriff

The McHenry County Board’s Finance & Audit Committee has recommended fulfilling an Andy Zinke pre-election press opportunity to convert squad cars to Liquid Propane Gas. The vote on a three-year contract (with additional [unspecified] option years) is scheduled for Tuesday, … Continue reading

Firm Planning Peaker Plant in Oakwood Hills

The Village of Oakwood Hills is under considered for a site for a gas turbine electric generating plant. Here’s what McHenry County Blog has found: an option running through March of 2014 has been been signed to purchase the property … Continue reading

Natural Gas Odor Comes from Routine NICOR Maintenance in Burton’s Bridge and Bad Atmosphic Conditions

I first learned of the gas smell when my wife called from her office in the Advocate Good Shepherd Building across from the Pingree Road Metra Train Station in Crystal Lake. She told me the building had been evacuated because … Continue reading

At Lake in the Hills Airport Newt Gingrich Says County Needs Visionary for President

I’ve been listening to Newt Gingrich since former State Rep. Bernie Pedersen starting sending me GOPAC tapes every month during the late 1980’s. What impressed me was that his visions embraced the entire country–from suburbs to inner city. I was … Continue reading