No Law Keeps Officials from Revealing What Happens in Secret Sessions

Illinois Leaks (Edgar County Watchdog) has an article laying out the basis for why public officials can talk about what they discuss in Executive Sessions. the title pretty much tells it all: Closed Meetings – The truth about what can … Continue reading

Republican Love Affair with Paula Yensen Expires

The McHenry County Board’s Public Health and Human Services Committee interviewed applicants for the Mental Health Board Thursday. There were four applicants, including former Democratic Party District 5 member Paula Yensen. Yensen was nominated by District 3 member Don Kopsell, … Continue reading

Four Being Interviewed for Mental Health Board

The newly reconstituted McHenry County Board Public Health and Human Services Committee will be interviewing four applicants for the 708 Mental Health Board on Thursday, February 12th. They are Terrece Maryniw Paula Yensen Bruce Treadway Cathy Ferguson Ferguson is the … Continue reading

Mental Health Board Outside Executive Director Search Sputters Out

How long has it been since the McHenry County Mental Health Board had a permanent Executive Director? The 2013-14 McHenry County Yearbook published every two years by McHenry County Clerk Kathie Schultz lists Todd Schroll as “Interim Executive Director.” He … Continue reading

“Where Do People Get the Crazy Idea that Once a Tax Increase Is Approved, We’re Stuck with It Forever?”

That’s the question that the Northwest Herald’s Kevin Craver asks in a column. He is referring to referendums put on the ballot by the Huntley Park District and the Johnsburg School District. In the Huntley example, old bonds are being … Continue reading