Huntley Police Trick or Treat Trot for Special Olympics Sunday

A press release from the HUntley Police Department:

Huntley Police Department to host 2nd Annual 5K Trick or Treat Trot to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois

On Sunday October 22, 2017 the Huntley Police Department will be hosting the 2nd Annual 5K Trick or Treat Trot to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois.

Registration for the run starts at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Torch Lighting Ceremony at 10:50 a.m., and the run will begin at 11:00 a.m.

This will be a fun run and will start and end at the Huntley Town Square (on Coral St. between Church St. and Woodstock St.).

Special Olympic Athletes will award the runners at the finish line with a chocolate medal.

A water station will be set up midway into the run and at the finish line. The trot will not be timed, however there will be a clock at the end of the race for those who want to track their time.

Pre-registration for the run is $25.00 and all pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt and treat bag.

Registration the day of the run is $30.00. For more information or to register for the run go to

On-line registration is now open. To register on-line go to:

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special
Olympics Illinois.

Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization providing year-round sports training and competition in 19 sports for over 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 20,000 young athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through training and competition.


Huntley Police Trick or Treat Trot for Special Olympics Sunday — 11 Comments

  1. Two easily accessible resources to get information on police and fire pensions in the Downstate Police and Downstate Fire pension systems, are from the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) Public Pension Division’s Biennial report, and from the local government units comprehensive annual financial report or audited financial report.

    The 2017 IDOI Public Pension Division’s Biennial report is found here:


    Some police and fire have been led to believe their pensions are fully funded because the local government unit (municipality or fire protection district) makes its full actuarial payment.

    That is not true.

    A full actuarial payment can be made, and the pension system can still be underfunded or grossly underfunded.

    That is the case with just about every single police and fire pension fund in the Downstate Police and Downstate Fire pension systems.


    Just as you can make a payment on a credit card, but still owe a lot money.

  2. Oh Mark…such a sad little person.

    WTH does this have to do with first responder pensions? You, dude, need to see someone who perhaps can help you with your single focus issues.

  3. Good god, Mark.

    This is a positive post about the Huntley Policy supporting the Special Olympics, and you want to make this about pensions.

    You need help.

  4. Have no idea why you think this is positive, Alabama. Satanic rituals are not positive. This is a night (Halloween)when more children are kidnapped and sacrificed than any other night of the year. Let’s all keep celebrating our blood lust culture with filth and evil for the “Day of the Dead” because it is customary.

    Ephesians 5:11, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.”

    Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

  5. If you think that Ephesians verse was taken out of context – check out this; then justify to God why you want to keep your tradition:

    “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.” Ephesians 5:6-12

  6. OCD = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Also, Jack Franks is a Democrat…tic, tock, tic, tock…

  7. Next, a very relevant post with prodigious research about this issue. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a treatment for OCD that uses two scientifically based techniques to change a person’s behavior and thoughts: exposure and response prevention (ERP) and cognitive therapy. CBT is conducted by a cognitive-behavioral therapist who has special training in treating OCD.

    Most CBT treatment is conducted at a therapist’s office once a week with exercises to practice at home between sessions. If your OCD is very severe, you might need more frequent sessions. Not all mental health professionals are trained in ERP therapy, so it’s important to find one who is.

    One key to knowing whether you have found an appropriate ERP therapist is if the therapist encourages you to engage in exposure exercises during your sessions in the office. This helps you engage in more exposures outside of the office. Simply speaking about doing them in the office is less effective than getting started with the actual exposures. The ultimate goal of therapy is to translate exposure to the real world, where you can resist your compulsions and where you can embrace uncertainty rather than fear it.

    Exposure Therapy
    The psychotherapy of choice for the treatment of OCD is exposure and response prevention (ERP), which is a form of CBT. In ERP therapy, people who have OCD are placed in situations where they are gradually exposed to their obsessions and asked not to perform the compulsions that usually ease their anxiety and distress. This is done at your pace; your therapist should never force you to do anything that you do not want to do.

    The first step is for you to describe all of your obsessions and compulsions. Then you and the therapist will arrange them in a list, ordering them from things that don’t bother you much to things that are the most frightening. Next, the therapist will ask you to face your fear of something on your list, starting with the easiest. Let’s say you have an obsessive fear of germs in public places, and that fear is pretty low in how much it scares you. Your therapist will design a task for you that exposes you to that fear. Your task might for you to touch a public doorknob. Here’s where the response-prevention part comes in. If your usual response is to wash your hands immediately after touching the doorknob, the therapist would ask you to wait before you wash your hands. As you repeat this exposure task, the therapist will ask you to wait longer and longer before washing your hands. Over time, this gradual exposure and delayed response would help you learn to control your fear of germs in public places without washing your hands.

    It may seem weird, but this new way of confronting your fears directly will lead to fewer and less intense fears or obsessions about germs. Your brain learns that nothing bad happens when you stop performing compulsive rituals.

    You’d probably feel very upset when you first touched the doorknob — maybe even feel a little panicked. But the body has a wonderful capacity for something called habituation, and anxiety will eventually lessen without doing anything but letting time pass. It’s something like jumping into a pool of cold water. When you jump in, the water may feel very cold. But after a while, your body gets used to the cold, thanks to habituation, and you feel fine.

    When your therapist helps you with exposures over a period of time, your anxiety shrinks until it is barely noticeable or even fades entirely. The therapist can then help you gain confidence and learn special skills to control the compulsions through a cognitive therapy.

    Imaginal Exposure
    For those who may be resistant to jumping right into real world situations, imaginal exposure (IE), sometimes referred to as visualization, can be a helpful way to alleviate enough anxiety to move willingly to ERP. With visualization, the therapist helps create a scenario that elicits the anxiety someone might experience in a routine situation. For someone who fears walking down a hallway in a way that diverts from their “perfect” pattern, the therapist may have them picture themselves walking in that divergent manner for several minutes every day and record their level of anxiety. As they habituates to the discomfort, with decreased anxiety over time, they are gradually desensitized to the feared situation, making them more willing to move the process to real life, and engage in the next step, ERP.

    Habit Reversal Training
    This intervention includes awareness training, introduction of a competing response, social support, positive reinforcement, and often relaxation techniques. Awareness training may be practicing the habit or tic in front of a mirror, focusing on the sensations of the body and specific muscles before and while engaging in the behavior, and identifying and recording when the habit or tic occurs. These techniques increase awareness of how and when the urges develop, making it more likely that an individual will be able to intervene and make a change.

    That is where the competing response comes in, with the individual and therapist working together to find something similar to the movement or tic that is not noticeable to others. Someone with a vocal tic who learns awareness of the developing urge may practice tensing the muscles around their cheeks and mouth to ride out the urge and prevent the tic. Or someone with a compulsion to touch things symmetrically may be directed to tense the opposite arm, holding it tightly against their body, preventing them from completing the ritual.

    This method of treatment takes time, diligent practice, and patience, as well as integrating relaxation skills prior to beginning. Also extremely critical to success is the support and positive reinforcement of family

    Cognitive Therapy
    When applied to treating OCD, cognitive therapy helps you understand that the brain is sending error messages. Your therapist will help you learn to recognize these messages and respond to them in new ways to help you control your obsessions and compulsions. Cognitive therapy focuses on the meanings we attach to certain experiences that we misinterpret. For example, if a friend passes you without acknowledgment, you might interpret her action incorrectly and think “Mary doesn’t like me because she did not say hello.” And you might believe your thought is very important or meaningful. Cognitive therapy helps you stand back from these thoughts, look at the evidence closely, and tell yourself something more realistic or accurate; in this case it might be, “Something is on Mary’s mind, but I don’t know what it is.”

    Cognitive therapy for OCD focuses on the experience of negative thoughts. While most people easily dismiss such thoughts (e.g., “That’s a silly thing to think”), some people have certain beliefs that thoughts are always important. So instead of being able to just forget about these negative thoughts, their beliefs cause them to react differently and might make them think “I’m a bad person for having such a thought!” Research shows that believing that negative thoughts are important and attempting not to have “bad” thoughts actually produces the opposite effect.

    Last but not least, Huntley is located at McHenry county, Illinois, USA…tic, tock, tic, tock…

  8. Next, more prodigious research aimed to get more praising from my compassionate conservative brothers and sisters. “It is the policy of the Village of Huntley Police Department to maintain an organizational structure that is consistent with its goal of providing efficient, effective police service to the community which we serve.

    The Administration of the department consists of the Chief of Police and two Deputy Chiefs who each oversee one bureau.

    The Patrol Services Bureau consists primarily of the four Area Patrol Teams, Traffic Operations and the Community Response Team.

    The Support Services Bureau includes the Office of Professional Standards, Criminal Investigations and Youth, the School Resource Officer Program, Victim Witness Services, Property and Evidence Management, Law Enforcement Accreditation, the Records Section and Community Service Officers.

    Value Statement

    Treat all citizens with equality, respect, and compassion.

    While serving with integrity, work as a team to provide professional service to the community and maintain a high quality of life.

    Vision Statement

    The Huntley Police Department will provide a gold standard of service while striving to advance the proficiency of our staff to address the ever changing needs of the community, therefore becoming a model for other law enforcement agencies.

    Mission Statement

    With crime prevention and law enforcement as our cornerstone, the Huntley Police Department is committed to providing professional service through a well-trained staff working with the community and other departments and agencies to maintain a safe, friendly village.”

    Last but not least, Huntley is located in rural McHenry county, one of the last remaining strongholds of Real America…tic, tock, tic, tock…

  9. It’s only the retirement of Huntley police and Huntley property owner tax dollars tax dollars.

    No big deal that there’s so much confusion and misunderstanding.

    But hey, the Jack Franks campaigned in part on the Village of Huntley reducing their property tax levy.

    Even though the village owns millions to its pension fund.

    Thanks in no small part due to legislative pension benefit hikes over the years while pensions were already underfunded, and local salary hikes while pensions were already underfunded.

    That makes a lot of sense.

    Everyone wants to have their cake and eat it too and wonders why property taxes are so high.

    Let’s just not talk about the elephant in the room.

    It’s trick and treat.

  10. HPD can’t seem to apprehend burglars, robbers or solve assorted
    property crimes within their jurisdiction even as these crimes take place
    right under their collective noses.

    And for some unknown reason(s) they can’t even keep their own crime reports updated
    in a timely manner which is supposed to be every week. The last update took a month
    from the previous.

    What is it that they are trying to hide from the citizens of Huntley ?

    Could it be their systemic incompetence ?

    Plenty of time and resources for revenue enhancement through traffic tickets,
    not so much for the above described crimes.

    HPD needs to forget about PR activities and devote their time and efforts to curbing crime first and foremost.

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