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Published on Friday, May 17, 2013

Will Co. Board Republians - Seeing a conspiracy when none exists

But the Republican members of the committee and board member Steve Balich (R-Homer Glen), a founder of the defunct Will County Tea Party Alliance, saw an ulterior motive and opposed becoming a Cool County.

Balich said he researched Cool Cities and discovered what he saw as its hidden agenda — to promote a radical environmental policy, including pushing to close coal-fired power plants. He cited Cool Cities’ affiliation with the Sierra Club, which opposes such plants.

Will County has two coal-fired plants, and the GOP committee members said they didn’t want to be associated with any group, or take a public stance, that would favor closing the plants and eliminating jobs.

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