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The environmental studies can be found at the Dundee Library. Please stop by the Information Services desk if you have any questions about this collection. You can also call the Information Services desk at 847-428-3661, option 3, or email at LibraryHelp@frvpld.info.

This collection is also referred to as "Rockwell-McCanna Environmental Studies" or "EPA Materials."

The bulk of this collection is made up of information on soil and water contamination caused by local industrial plants. Most of these industrial plants are located in Carpentersville, IL and the main plant dealing with these contamination issues is the former Rockwell-McCanna Plant. Most of the information comes in the form of binders and plastic, spiral-bound books that contain reports on the various steps taken to address the contamination issues. The collection has a few reports dealing with issues other than contamination as well, including: electricity needs and reliability, Fox River bridge crossings, and Kane County water management and policies.

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This container holds loose leaf documents pertaining to Rockwell-McCanna. Most of the documents are letters between Rockwell-McCanna representatives and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency discussing various reports or are small addendums to reports that have already been published.

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This container holds loose leaf documents pertaining to some of the other environmental issues discussed in this collection. Some of the documents are letters pertaining to the Kane County Water Management reports, and there is also a transcript from the Kane County, IL Sixteenth Judicial Circuit for People of the state of Illinois v. Cargill, Inc., which took place in 1995.

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Longmeadow Parkway, Huntley Road to Illinois route 62, County of Kane, Illinois: Reevaluation Environmental Assessment (Call number R 977.32 LON)

This report discusses the Longmeadow Parkway Project. It is a project involving the construction of a new highway between Huntley Road and Illinois Route 62, as well as the construction of a new bridge crossing over the Fox River in Kane County. The report discusses updated information on environmental studies that have been completed since the Environmental Impact Statement, which was dated November 2001. The report includes possible alternatives, impacts in a variety of areas, including: socio-economic, agricultural, air quality, noise, natural resources, water quality, and more, as well as information on permits/certifications required, and information on how the public can get involved. Also included are a variety of maps and figures, and seven appendices. 

Cargill, RCRA Hazardous Waste Permit, September 1989 (Call number R 977.323 CAR)

A copy of an RCRA Hazardous Waste Permit issued to Cargill Chemical Products, Inc. in Carpentersville, IL on September 29, 1989. It was issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the information it contains includes:  a general description of the Cargill facility, incinerator requirements and data, requirements and data on storage tank systems, and reporting and notification requirements. Also included is a document from a public hearing with comments from the public and responses to those comments.

Carpentersville Waste Site, Remedial Investigation Report Volume I of II, October 1987 (Call number R 977.323 CAR)

Data collected for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess and control contamination at the Carpentersville Waste Site.  The data includes air quality, water quality, and soil quality. The data in this volume essentially summarizes all of the raw data in the appendices (see Volume II).

Carpentersville Waste Site, Remedial Investigation Report Volume II of II, October 1987 (Call number R 977.323 CAR)

Data collected for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess and control contamination at the Carpentersville Waste Site. This volume has the appendices of the report, which contains data from air quality testing, water quality testing, and soil quality testing. This volume has the raw data, so there are more details for all of the different types of testing that was done.

Carpentersville Waste Site, Feasibility Study Report, July 1988 (Call number R 977.323 CAR)

This report narrows down the list of potential ways to fix the contamination issues that were given in the Endangerment Assessment Report. The remaining potential fixes are then evaluated and compared to determine the best course of action. 

Carpentersville Waste Site, Endangerment Assessment Report, November 1988 (Call number R 977.323 CAR)

This report outlines the potential public health and environmental impacts of the Carpentersville Waste Site. It is based on the findings from the Remedial Investigation Report. Some of the information found in this report includes: how contaminants could make their way to the water, soil, etc; evaluation of potential exposure, what specific chemicals are found that could be harmful, what changes could be made to fix the issues, and more.

Carpentersville Waste Site, Remedial Design Work Plan, August 19, 1996 (Call number R 977.323 CAR)

This plan outlines the steps taken by Carpentersville Waste Site to correct issues found from an investigation done by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. It includes information about the design and construction of the corrections, design and implementation precautions, and an implementation schedule.

Carpentersville Waste Site, Preliminary Design Submittal, January 17, 1997 (Call number R 977.323 CAR)

This is an initial report on the design of the system used to remove contaminants from water and soil. It also contains drawings and specifications, as well as plans for the operations, maintenance, and monitoring of the system. There is also information on the cost and construction schedule.

Carpentersville Waste Site, Intermediate Design Submittal, April 7, 1997 (Call number R 977.323 CAR)

This is the second report on the design of the system used to remove contaminants from water and soil. It builds upon the Preliminary Design Submittal and contains updated versions of drawings and specifications, as well as plans for the operations, maintenance, and monitoring of the system. There is also information on a contingency plan and construction schedule. This version has additional tables and figures with more data.

Carpentersville Waste Site, Final Design Submittal, May 20, 1997 (Call number R 977.323 CAR)

This is the final report on the design of the system used to remove contaminants from water and soil. It builds upon the Intermediate Design Submittal and contains finalized versions of drawings and specifications, as well as plans for the operations, maintenance, and monitoring of the system. There is also information on the cost and construction schedule. This version has finalized additional tables and figures with more data.

ComEd, Phase III of the Northwest Reliability Project, June 8, 2007 (Call number R 977.323 COM)

This report discusses a project started by ComEd in the mid-nineties to increase reliability and meet the current and future energy needs of parts of McHenry and Kane counties. It describes the methodology and approach used, as well as the needs and benefits. Also, it presents information on substation sites and routes and includes eight appendices.

Fox River Bridge Crossings, Final Environmental Impact Statement Volume 1 of 3, November 2001 (Call number R 977.323 FOX)

The report explores the possibility of constructing up to five new crossings of the Fox River. It discusses the purpose and need, affected existing environment, alternatives, environmental consequences, Section 4(f) Evaluation, and coordination and commitments.

Fox River Bridge Crossings, Final Environmental Impact Statement Volume 2 of 3, November 2001 (Call number R 977.323 FOX)

This volume contains maps of all of the areas that were being evaluated for potential new bridges.

Fox River Bridge Crossings, Final Environmental Impact Statement Volume 3 of 3, November 2001 (Call number R 977.323 FOX)

This volume contains the minutes of meetings held with properties that would be affected by the project or are involved with the project in some capacity. It also has correspondence documents between these properties.

Fox River Bridge Crossings, Final Environmental Impact Statement Appendix A, November 2001 (Call number R 977.323 FOX)

The appendix for this Impact Statement contains publications of various formats used to announce public hearings related to the project.  These publications include: newspaper ads, postcards, and letters to organizations. Also included is a copy of the Kane County Newsletter that has information about the project, records of the public hearings, and comments about the Impact Statement and responses for those comments.

Kane County Water Resources Investigations, July 2007 (Call number R 977.323 KAN 2007)

The purpose of the investigation is to give Kane County a scientific basis for creating policies and management strategies for its water resources. This portion is a final report on Geologic Investigations, which outlines the geologic and hydrogeologic mapping of Kane County. It contains many geologic maps and corresponding data.

Kane County Water Resources Investigations, August 2007 (Call number R 977.323 KAN 2007)

The purpose of the investigation is to give Kane County a scientific basis for creating policies and management strategies for its water resources. This portion is a final report on Shallow Aquifer Potentiometric Surface Mapping. It discusses groundwater data and analyses performed.

Kane County Water Resources Investigation, December 2007 (Call number R 977.323 KAN 2007)

The purpose of the investigation is to give Kane County a scientific basis for creating policies and management strategies for its water resources. This portion deals with surface water accounting for water supply planning in Kane County. It discusses a water supply planning tool that describes the effects of water use based on the flow quantity of the Fox River and other streams in the region. There is data that explains present and past human effects on streamflow amount and the tool can be used to estimate (based on probability) present and future streamflow amounts.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Project Report Feasibility Study Volume I of II, March 19, 1990 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This volume of the feasibility study discusses the technologies available that could be used to address the contamination issues at the former Rockwell-McCanna plant and how they work. Alternatives to these technologies are discussed as well. There is also a general overview of the plant, the environmental issues that are being addressed, and then a final recommendation of how to proceed.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Project Report Feasibility Study Volume II of II, March 19, 1990 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This volume of the feasibility study looks at the environmental issues being addressed in greater detail. It discusses the specific contaminants and the environmental fate and transport. There is also an exposure assessment, a toxicity assessment, and a discussion of the risks with potential scenario examples that could occur.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Project Report Remedial Investigation Volume I of IV, March 19, 1990 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

The remedial investigation examines the types of activities done at the Rockwell-McCanna plant, discusses what exactly is being investigated, and describes the tests being conducted. The data from these tests is presented and discussed and a conclusion is made. This is done to determine if there is contamination and what the potential impact is to public health and the environment. This volume contains the main report in its entirety.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Project Report Remedial Investigation Volume II of IV, March 19, 1990 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

Volume II of the remedial investigation contains appendices 1 through 4. Appendix 1 has (soil) boring logs and well construction details. Appendix 2 has soil gas reports. Appendix 3 contains an offsite drilling plan, and Appendix 4 presents laboratory data from July, September, and October of 1986.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Project Report Remedial Investigation Volume III of IV, March 19, 1990 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

Volume III of the remedial investigation contains Appendix 5. This appendix presents laboratory data from October, September, and November of 1987. There is also laboratory data from April, August, September, and October of 1988.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Project Report Remedial Investigation Volume IV of IV, March 19, 1990 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

Volume IV of the remedial investigation contains appendices 6 through 8. Appendix 6 contains water levels and falling head test data. Appendix 7 contains information on waste disposal. Appendix 8 contains soil background and drilling water data.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Subsurface Investigation and Soil Vapor Extraction Pilot Test Results, November 1995 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides a background of the Rockwell-McCanna site in Carpentersville and an overview of the subsurface soil investigation and the Soil Vapor Extraction pilot test. It also presents the results of both tests and provides a summary of the results. A variety of figures and tables are included, as well as 11 appendices (appendices A through K). The appendices include (soil) boring logs, a variety of laboratory data, and other relevant data and information.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Air Emission Permit, April 26, 1996 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This document contains the application for the air pollution discharge permit for a new system to treat soil to remove contaminants. In addition to the permit paperwork, there are a variety of figures and two appendices (appendices A and B). The figures are made up of design drawings; Appendix A contains air emission estimates, and Appendix B contains the Soil Vapor Extraction Pilot Test portion of the November 1995 report.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Intermediate Design Submittal Soil Remedial Action Plan, August 1996 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report discusses the plan chosen to eliminate contaminants from the soil caused by the Rockwell-McCanna plant after several different possible courses of action were evaluated. It describes the approaches that will be used and the specific methods involved with those approaches. Also included is the design, operation, monitoring and maintenance of the system used to correct the issues.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Remedial Action Specifications Volume 1 of 2, August 1997 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report presents the specifics of what needed to be done to correct the issues at the Rockwell-McCanna Plant. It contains information about contracts that were drawn up, and a summary of the work that needs to be done. Then there is a more detailed breakdown of the site work, including specifics on work to be done to the property of the plant and to the building and equipment. There is also a breakdown of the environmental-related work that was done.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Remedial Action Specifications Volume 2 of 2, August 1997 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This volume contains the appendices that go along with the report in Volume 1. The appendices contain a variety of information, including: a health and safety plan, various logs and data collected, construction/operating permits, information about the systems and equipment used, and information about the equipment vendors.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Air Emissions Risk Evaluation Submittals, November 1997, March & June 1998 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

The work being done to the soil and water to remove contaminants ran the risk of some contaminants being dispersed in the air. This report contains an evaluation of this risk of possibly contaminated air effecting nearby residents. An evaluation was conducted on three different dates, and these evaluations include information on how contaminated air could be dispersed and the specific types of health risks involved.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Remedial Action Construction Completion Report Volume 1 of 2, August 1999 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report documents the work done for the installation and initial operation of the systems used to treat the contaminated water and soil. Volume 1 contains the full report, along with figures and tables of data and appendices A through K.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Remedial Action Construction Completion Report Volume 2 of 2, August 1999 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report documents the work done for the installation and initial operation of the systems used to treat the contaminated water and soil. Volume 2 contains appendices L through P, which contains operator certifications for workers who used the equipment for this system that was installed and various results and data from the initial operation.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Plan, February 1999 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report contains detailed documentation on the long term operation, maintenance, and monitoring of the treatment systems installed. There is also information on potential operating problems and corrective measures. The reporting requirements used throughout the time the system was operating are included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, March-June 1999 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the March-June 1999 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 1999 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 1999 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2000 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2000 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2000 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2000 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2001 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2001 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2001 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2001 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2002 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2002 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2002 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2002 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2003 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2003 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2003 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2003 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2004 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2004 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2004 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2004 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and seven appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2005 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2005 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2005 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2005 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2006 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2006 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2006 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2006 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2007 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2007 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2007 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2007 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2008 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2008 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2008 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2008 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2009 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2009 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2009 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2009 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Soil Investigation, January 2009 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report contains information about a soil investigation that was conducted in January 2009 to get an updated estimate of the contamination level and to see if further steps need to be taken to completely treat the contamination. There are tables of data, several maps, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2010 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2010 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2010 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2009 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Addendum to Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2010 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This document contains additional information that goes along with the Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2010 for the former Rockwell-McCanna plant site. It summarizes all soil investigations, up to that time period, that have occurred where the building once stood.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2011 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2011 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Site Investigation Report Addendum, February 2012 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report contains information about an investigation conducted to further characterize the nature and extent of the contamination issues related to the Rockwell-McCanna plant. It provides a summary of the background of the site and explanations of the testing and sampling that was done. Also, it presents the results of the investigation and conclusions drawn from these results. There are tables of data, maps, and three appendices as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Site Investigation Report Addendum, September 2012 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report contains information about an investigation done in 2011 at the site of the former Rockwell-McCanna plant. It was a groundwater and soil investigation that was conducted to further characterize the nature and extent of the contamination. This report also discusses the development of modifications to the design of the current system being used to treat the soil and groundwater. There are tables of data, several maps, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-December 2012 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-December 2012 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and six appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Work Plan for Implementing a Neighborhood Soil Gas Investigation, January 2013 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This plan outlines the means and methods used to evaluate volatile organic compound vapors located beneath the residential neighborhood located to the west of the former Rockwell-McCanna Plant in Carpentersville, IL. It contains information about the site investigation activities, tables of data, and a map of the site of the former plant and of the areas where samples were taken.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2013 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2013 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2013 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2013 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2014 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2014 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, July-December 2014 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the July-December 2014 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Neighborhood Soil Gas Evaluation, July 2014 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report documents an evaluation conducted to test the soil in the Old Town Neighborhood in Carpentersville for gaseous contaminants. It describes the sampling procedures, presents the results and a conclusion, and offers suggestions for moving forward. Also included are tables of data, maps, and four appendices.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2015 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2015 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Fox River Plume Investigation, October 15, 2015 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report presents the data and results from an evaluation of a ground water plume at the former Rockwell-McCanna site to determine the risks of contamination of the Fox River. There is a summary of the background of the site and what the investigation entailed. Also included are tables of data, maps, graphs, and six appendices.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Vapor Intrusion Investigation Work Plan, October 21, 2015 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report discusses the evaluation of the potential for contaminated air resulting from chemicals present in groundwater beneath residences near the former Rockwell-McCanna Plant site. There is a general summary of the background of the site, descriptions of relevant site features and surface and subsurface conditions, and discussion of the sampling approaches used. Also included is a plan for communication with residents, tables of data, maps, and three appendices.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Proposal for Alternative Remedial Objectives, January 20, 2016 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This document discusses developing an alternative to the current contaminant treatment system. It presents information and data to support the development of an alternative system. Tables of data, maps are included, as well as one appendix.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Vapor Intrusion Investigation Work Plan Addendum, April 2016 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This document contains additional information that goes along with the Vapor Intrusion Investigation Work Plan, October 21, 2015 for the former Rockwell-McCanna plant site. This addendum discusses an additional assessment done to evaluate for potential contamination of the former McCanna building itself.

Rockwell-McCanna Plant, Semi-Annual Operating, Maintenance, and Monitoring Report, January-June 2016 (Call number R 977.323 ROC)

This report provides an update on how the contaminant treatment system is running and what kind of affect it is having. It describes how the system has been used in the January-June 2016 time period and offers future tasks to be addressed. There are tables of treatment results data, various figures, and five appendices included as well.

Shaw Printing Company, Remedial Investigation Report, March 14, 1991 (Call number R 977.323 SHA)

This report presents data and conclusions from an investigation done to determine if any contamination is present at the Shaw Printing Company site and what impact, if any, the site may have on public health.  There is a general overview of the site and the condition that it is in, specific breakdowns of the types of testing done for the investigation, an evaluation of the data collected and a summary and conclusion based on that data. The report also includes tables of data, several maps and other figures, and four attachments.

The microform collection can be found at the Dundee Library. Please stop by the Information Services desk if you have any questions about this collection. You can also call the Information Services desk at 847-428-3661, option 3, or email at LibraryHelp@frvpld.info.

The microform collection is made up of two different formats: microfilm (a roll of film) and microfiche (flat sheets of film). Both formats contain images of full issues of magazines and newspapers. The periodicals that we have on microfilm are: Life, Newsweek, Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom, Psychology Today, Saturday Review, Saturday Evening Post, Science, Time, Science News Letter, Science News, U.S. News & World Report, Cardunal Free Press, Tri-Cities Tribune/Dundee Review, Dundee Hawkeye, Barrington Press/Fox Valley Countryside, Carpentersville Countryside, Dundee Countryside, Valley Reporter, Current History, and Northwest Herald. We also have reports from the U.S. Census and Archives Census on microfilm. In the microfiche format, we have Family Handyman and Family Relations.

Microfilm

Magazines & Newspapers

 U.S. Census

Archives Census

  • 7th Mortality Census of Illinois, 1850, A-W; 8th Mortality Census of Illinois, 1860, A-W, Knox County Page 2
  • 8th Mortality Census of Illinois, 1860, A-W, Knox County Page 2 (continued); 9th Mortality Census of Illinois, 1870, Ke-W, Ogle County Page 2

Microfiche

Magazines

  • Family Handyman, March 1975 - December 1988
  • Family Relations, April 1980 & April 1981

 

* Late 1964, all of 1965, and early 1966 are missing. October 24, 1979 - November 24, 1979 is missing

** 1951 is not available

 Dundee is in this reel 

The local yearbooks can be found at the Dundee Library. Please stop by the Information Services desk if you have any questions about this collection. You can also call the Information Services desk at 847-428-3661, option 3, or email at LibraryHelp@frvpld.info.

This collection is comprised of 104‡ local high school yearbooks. More specifically, 64 of these are from Dundee Community High school and 15 are from Irving Crown High School. In 1983, these two schools combined and became Dundee-Crown High school. The remaining 25 yearbooks are from there. Dundee Community High School opened in 1864 but the first yearbook wasn’t published until 1914. Irving Crown High School was built in 1965 and that building is still used for high school today. In 1983, the Dundee Community High School and Irving Crown High School combined into 1 school (using the Irving Crown building) and became the Dundee-Crown High School, which is still there today. As noted below, some of the yearbooks are also available in digital format on our AncestryPlus database. You can access this database from our Research page.

Dundee Community High School (Call number R 977.312 CAR LOCAL HISTORY)

  • 1914*
  • 1915
  • 1916*
  • 1917*
  • 1918*
  • 1919*
  • 1920*
  • 1921*
  • 1922*, †
  • 1923*, †
  • 1924*
  • 1925
  • 1926
  • 1927*
  • 1928
  • 1929
  • 1930*
  • 1932
  • 1933
  • 1934†
  • 1935**
  • 1936
  • 1937
  • 1939
  • 1941
  • 1942
  • 1943†
  • 1944†
  • 1945†
  • 1946*, †
  • 1947
  • 1948†
  • 1949
  • 1950
  • 1951
  • 1952
  • 1953*, †
  • 1954
  • 1955†
  • 1956†
  • 1957
  • 1958†
  • 1959
  • 1960†
  • 1962
  • 1963
  • 1964
  • 1965***
  • 1966
  • 1967
  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1970
  • 1971
  • 1972
  • 1973
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983

Irving Crown High School (Call number R 977.312 IRV LOCAL HISTORY)

  • 1965***
  • 1966*
  • 1967*
  • 1968*
  • 1969*
  • 1970*
  • 1972
  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983

Dundee-Crown  High School (Call number R 977.312 LEG LOCAL HISTORY)

  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1987*
  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992*
  • 1993
  • 1994*
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009

 

‡ Not counting duplicates, and the combined 1965 yearbook is counted once

* Multiple copies available

† Also available on Ancestry Plus

** Only available on Ancestry Plus

*** This is a combined yearbook for Dundee Community High School and Irving Crown High School. It was the first year that Irving Crown was open. They were still 2 separate schools at this point.

The local directories can be found at the Dundee Library. Please stop by the Information Services desk if you have any questions about this collection. You can also call the Information Services desk at 847-428-3661, option 3, or email at LibraryHelp@frvpld.info.

The local directories collection is comprised of the following telephone directories:

Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and Rockford

  • AT&T, Business-to-Business Directory, March 2009, Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, and Rockford
  • AT&T, Business-to-Business Directory, March 2015, Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, and Rockford

Crystal Lake/Barrington

Dundee/Carpentersville

Elgin

Fox Valley Area

McHenry

Northwest Suburbs

St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva

 

* We have 2 copies of this volume

The Lincoln Legacy Learning Kits are tools for teachers of 5th-8th graders. They have collections of books, documents, DVDs, CDs, and pictures of artifacts that offer information about Abraham Lincoln’s life. There are four units of study on the life and legacy of Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln ReadingMary Todd LincolnSlavery in Illinois, and Civil War Soldier.

Lincoln's Legacy Learning Kits​​​​​​​

Each kit includes lesson plans, teacher resource guides that offer activities, critical thinking questions, and worksheets for use in the classroom. There are copies of articles written by Lincoln in his handwriting and other historic images that can bring history to life visually. For hands-on learning, the kits include interesting reproductions of artifacts such as shackles, cotton, baskets, and clothing worn during that time. The kits include CDs with music from the era that portray Civil War ballads and patriotic songs. Each unit of study has age-appropriate books for students to read and generate group discussions. These kits can be used by teachers to integrate all curriculum subjects into one field of study by providing information to reach all types of learners. In addition to teachers, anyone who is interested in learning about Abraham Lincoln or anyone who is giving a presentation about him would benefit from checking out the Lincoln’s Legacy Learning Kits.

The kits can be placed on hold through our catalog by searching Lincoln Legacy Learning Kits or with assistance from library staff.

Abraham Lincoln Reading Kit Inventory

  • Books
    • Abraham Lincoln: A Photobiography
    • Abe Lincoln Grows up
    • Lincoln Douglas Debates
    • Abraham Lincoln the Writer
    • Young Abe Lincoln
    • Emancipation Proclamation
    • Gettysburg Address
  • DVDs
    • Abraham Lincoln: Man or Myth                
    • Abraham Lincoln: Preserving the Union
  • CDs
    • Music of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum – 2 CDs
    • Lincoln Legacy Teacher Resources- 3 CDs
  • Primary Source Documents: 118 pages of information

Mary Todd Lincoln Kit Inventory

  • Items
    • Housewife
      • Scissors
      • Buttons
      • Thimble
      • Thread
    • Darning Egg
  • Personal Hygiene Products
    • Toothpowder
    • Toothbrush
    • Comb
    • Bar Soap
  • Clothing Accessories
    • Fan
    • Gloves
    • Handkerchief
    • Parasol
    • Reticule
    • Shawl
  • Miscellaneous
    • Traveler's Writing Chest
    • Tea Cup and Saucer
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Teacher Resources
    • Books
      • Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln
      • Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography
      • What Was Cooking in Mary Lincoln’s White House
      • Godey’s Full-Color Fashion Plates
  • CDs
    • Homespun America (2 CDs)
    • Stephen Foster’s America
    • Lincoln Legacy Teacher Resource
  • DVDs: A House Divided (3 DVDs)
    • Other
    • 12 Flash Cards
    • Bibliography
    • Shopping List
    • Mary Todd Lincoln Kit Inventory

Slavery in Illinois Kit Inventory

  • Items
    • Shackles
    • Tobacco Twist
    • Sugar Cone
    • Lye Soap
    • Apron
    • Kerchief
    • Wooden Bowl
    • Corn Cob Pipe
    • Musical Spoons
    • Washboard
    • Gunny Sack
    • Cotton Ball
  • Teacher Resources
    • Books
      • In the Hollow of Your Hand (book with CD)
      • Slavery and the Making of America
      • Code Noir
      • Follow the Drinking Gourd
      • A free Black Girl Before the Civil War
      • Pink and Say
      • The Underground Railroad in Illinois
      • Voices from Slavery
      • The Dred Scott Decision
    • DVDs and CDs
      • Uncle Tom’s Cabin
      • Slavery and the Making of America (4 DVDs)
      • A First-Time Buyer’s Guide to American Negro Spirituals (2 CDs)
      • Lincoln’s Legacy Lesson Plans & Teacher Resources
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Miscellaneous
    • 13 Flash Cards
    • Shopping List
    • Slavery Kit Inventory

​​​​​​​Civil War Soldier Kit Inventory

  • Teacher Resources
    • Books
      • Boys War: Confederate & Union Soldiers
      • Civil War for Kids
      • A Confederate Girl: The Diary of Carrie Berry
      • The Red Badge of Courage
      • Yankee Blue or Rebel Gray
    • CDs
      • Lincoln’s Legacy Lesson Plans & Teacher Resources
      • Bobby Horton, Confederate States of American
      • Bobby Horton, Union States of America
    • Primary Source Documents
    • Items
      • United States Postage Stamps
      • Confederate Postage Stamps
      • Papers of the Confederate Soldier
      • Papers of the Union Soldier
      • Civil War Railroad Passes
      • Confederate Money
      • Federal Money
      • Toothpowder and Toothbrush
      • Canteen
      • Tin Plate
      • Tin Cup
      • Haversack
      • Housewife with Scissors
      • Hardtack Cutter and Hardtack
      • Zouave Powder Flask
      • Coffee Beans
      • Playing Cards
      • Marbles
      • Tobacco Twist
      • Cone Sugar
      • Homemade Soap
      • Westkit Ink Well
      • Writer’s Log
    • Miscellaneous
      • 20 Flash Cards
      • Shopping List
      • Civil War Soldier Kit Inventory

Fox River Valley Libraries offer many games. Patrons can take them right off the shelf for play at the library.

Dundee Library Children's Area

  • Qwirkle
  • Wise Alec
  • Mancala
  • Candy Land
  • Connect 4
  • Matching
  • Boggle
  • Apples to Apples
  • Chess
  • Headbanz
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Uno
  • Checkers
  • Sorry!
  • Cootie

Randall Oaks Library

  • Battleship
  • Candy Land
  • Checkers
  • Choose One!
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Crazy 8’s
  • Eco Fluxx
  • Go Fish
  • Guess Who
  • Hi Ho Cherry-O
  • Jenga
  • Matching
  • Math Bingo
  • Memory
  • Munchkin Treasure Hunt
  • Old Maid
  • Reverse Charades
  • Scrabble
  • Scrabble Sentence Cube Game
  • Slap Jack
  • Sorry!
  • Spill & Spell
  • Spot It!
  • Super Jumbo Playing Cards
  • Suspend
  • TriBond
  • Trophy Buck
  • Uno
  • Wonky