A letter

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A letter


Dear Richard Hilton:

I have been following the controversy regarding the proposed mining of Wonder Lake in the
Northwest Herald. I understand there are many legal issues associated with this project
and have witnessed the battle that Bull Valley has put up to try and stop this project.
They have tried to prevent the mining by annexing the undeveloped land needed to set up
the dredging operation.


However, in a recent Herald article, it stated that Judge Sullivan ruled in favor of
Wonder Lake, which has seemed to clear the path for the proposed gravel pit near Route 120
and Thompson Road. Another article also said that financial arrangements regarding mining
royalties are still in the works.


McHenry County, due to its geological makeup, has one of the largest gravel deposits in
the state. Every day gravel trucks haul countless tons of gravel out of the county. What
will happen to these gravel pits once the gravel is completely excavated? Will we be left
with huge, gaping holes in the earth? The pits can't even be used as garbage dumps because
the groundwater in the county will be contaminated. Although I am in favor of the dredging
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