"The tower, if built, would greatly improve TV and FM radio reception in the area and could help the college pay for future construction projects," the Northwest Heraldreports.
"Fifteen-hundred foot tower,” an engineer told the paper. “That’s a lot of steel.”
By contrast, the Sears Tower is 1,450 feet high - not counting its antennas.
"Oklahoma-based BMB Communication Management LLC wants to buy 3.6 acres of land on MCC’s Route 14 campus for the construction of the self-supporting tower, which would broadcast Chicago- and Rockford-based radio and TV signals," the Herald reports.
"BMB will appear before the McHenry College Board at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 to show college trustees its plans to purchase the land for $6 million."