McHenry County Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski submitted a letter a resignation to the McHenry County Board on February 21st.
February 21, 2019
TO: McHenry County Board
2200. North Seminary Avenue
Woodstock IL 60098
CC: Jack Franks, McHenry County Board Chairman
Peter Austin, County Administrator
Dear McHenry County Board Members:
With a heavy heart, I am submitting my intent to retire from my position as Coroner in order to address ongoing health complications related to my cancer treatment. My retirement will be effective March 23, 2019.
It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of McHenry County. I have been blessed to have witnessed the resilience and hopefulness of families who have lost loved ones, to have worked with dedicated professionals both here at the Government Center and across McHenry County, and to have had the opportunity to meet so many McHenry County citizens, young and old, at presentations and seminars.
I shall assist with the changeover, once my successor is chosen, to insure a smooth and seamless transition of leadership.
Anne L. Majewski MD
McHenry County Coroner
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Majewski won the 2012 Republican Primary Election without opposition, was sworn into office that December and has served since, winning re-election in 2016.
She started her medical career as an obstetrician at Good Shepherd Hospital, retired early causing dismay from her many patients.
She is the daughter of former McHenry County Board member Lou Anne Majewski.
Under state law, a replacement will be nominated by County Board Chairman Jack Franks.
The office of McHenry County Auditor was vacated about a year ago, prompting Franks to announce his desire for the Board to place a referendum on the ballot to eliminate the office, replacing it with an appointed Inspector General basically reporting to himself.
He announced that CPA Nancy Gonsiorek, then a candidate for a GOP nomination for the County Board, had agreed to be his choice as interim Auditor.
The County Board made it known its members would neither ratify a Gonsiorek nomination nor put a referendum on the ballot to abolish elected office.