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McSweeney, Duffy ask attorney general to investigate Oakwood Hills

Published: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 3:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 11:54 p.m. CDT
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State Rep. David McSweeney

CRYSTAL LAKE – State Rep. David McSweeney and state Sen. Dan Duffy have submitted a letter to the Illinois Attorney General to immediately investigate Oakwood Hills and make leaders reopen village hall to the public and resume business.

McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said with no evidence of threats, it is "outrageous" that taxpayers have been denied services for more than a week and have not had access to their local leaders to ask questions about the power plant proposal that has caused unrest.

He said if there are threats, those who made them need to be prosecuted immediately, but the village cannot shut down in the meantime.

"The taxpayers are still paying, but the village is not performing services," McSweeney said. "Village officials need to stop hiding behind host agreements and not being transparent. Village officials, and especially the president of Oakwood Hills, should start answering questions today."

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