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

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

Lakewood Well Pollution Suggests Need to Test Nearby Private Wells

A press release from the Village of Lakewood: Water Well Testing for Private Wells Near Lakewood Working in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Village of Lakewood is helping to raise awareness of the presence of … Continue reading

Details on Pollution Clean-Up Efforts by Downtown Crystal Lake Dry Cleaner

While writing the article about McHenry County dry cleaners with pollution problems, I called the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to find out what was happening with the most polluted site in McHenry County. It’s in Downtown Crystal Lake–One Hour Crystal … Continue reading

Dry Cleaners’ Pollution Sites Identified in McHenry County

An alert reader sent me this link to the Chicago Tribune’s “Dry Cleaners’ Toxic Legacy:Find sites near you.” I typed in my zip code–60014–and found the list and map you see below (click to enlarge, obviously some duplicates): Here’s what … Continue reading