McCOG to Recognize Schlossberg for Energy Cooperative Work

May 12, 2011

At its monthly meeting on May 18, 2011, the McHenry County Council of Governments (McCOG) will recognize Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle and Ruth Alderman Schlossberg in particular for legal services associated with the Northern Illinois Governmental Energy Cooperative.

The cooperative, initiated in 2006 by Roscoe Stelford from the city of Woodstock, includes 11 local governments and ZRFM. Villages in the cooperative are Algonquin, Hampshire, Huntley, Johnsburg, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood and Richmond. The cities of Genoa, McHenry and Woodstock – and the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District – also are members.

The Northern Illinois Governmental Energy Cooperative began in the wake of the deregulation of Commonwealth Edison, which allowed local governments to enter the open market to purchase electricity. The cooperative has enjoyed success in securing competitive electricity rates, having saved collectively more than $600,000 for its members recently in a repricing of electricity.

Schlossberg has practiced law for more than 20 years and has focused on local government law since 2003 for cost-conscious clients in McHenry and Lake counties. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Schlossberg also studied at the London School of Economics. She earned a juris doctor from Yale Law School.

With Richard G. Flood, she co-authored the book Congratulations! You’ve Been Elected: Now What Do You Do? A Practical Guide to Local Government. The guide, published by the Illinois Municipal League, offers local public officials advice to help them “hit the ground running” and succeed in new leadership positions. For more of her professional credentials, please click the link to the biography of Ruth Schlossberg.