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

Could a Statewide Building Code Be Aimed at Putting Windmills Anywhere without Local Interference?

A new political committee was founded in July. It’s called Clean Energy Illinois; its chairman and treasurer are both the same individual, a Chicago man named Barry Matchett. Since August 22, it has taken in at least $67,500 mostly in … Continue reading

More Democratic Party Money for Dee Beaubien, Plus $35,600 from the Candidate, Plus Staffer from Windmill Lobby

Take a look at the latest contributors to Dee Beaubien (Ind.-Madigan) and you will see $2,669.26  for postage for another mailing paid for the Democratic Party of Illinois. My tally has $46,528.16 from Mike Madigan-contolled Political Action Committees, but, from something … Continue reading

“Vote the Recumbent, Not the Incumbent”

I don’t know which is the bigger story: Green Party candidate Rich Whitney’s coming to McHenry County or the Northwest Herald’s finally covering a 2010 gubernatorial appearance in McHenry County Let’s start with Whitney. I made it to the Woodstock … Continue reading

Incinerator Boom or Blues

As the Illinois House passed legislation to define the burning of tires in the poverty-stricken Ford Heights as green, renewable energy, an incinerator in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, defaulted on a bond payment of $425,000. The legislative action on Senate Bill 380 … Continue reading