Rules Writer Comments on Jack Franks’ Proposed Revisions

Ersel Schuster served on the McHenry County Board committee–Management Services–that has written the Rules that new Chairman Jack Franks wants to amend without reference to that committee. She has looked at the proposed changes and has these comments for current … Continue reading

Why Doesn’t County Health Department Use Drug Store Clinics?

My article on Advocate’s taking over Walgreens’ health clinics struck a cord with former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster.  She offered the following way County Government could save money by utilizing private enterprise’s health clinics, rather than operating them in … Continue reading

Marengo District 6 County Board Forum

A Friend of McHenry County Blog took some notes last night at the McHenry County Board District 6 candidates’ night at Marengo High School. Here’s they are: District 6 candidates for County Board held at the Marengo High School on … Continue reading

Debating Ersel Schuster’s Animal Control Privatization Idea

While she isn’t mentioned by name, District 6 McHenry County Board candidate Ersel Schuster’s proposal to look at privatizing the Animal Control function received much discussion at the February 10th meeting of the Public Health & Human Services Committee meeting. … Continue reading

Part-Time County Board Pension Question

Yesterday, the answers to the $41.3 million Valley Hi Nursing Home bank balance question by the ten candidates for District 4, 5 and 6 County Board seats were shared with McHenry County Blog readers. One of the six questions that … Continue reading

District 4, 5 & 6 County Board Republican Candidates Face Public – Valley Hi’s $41.3 Million Surplus

Ten people seeking Republican nominations for the McHenry County Board appeared at the League of Women Voters Forum Tuesday night. There are running for ballot spots in District 4 (McHenry, Johnsburg, Richmond and Spring Grove) District 5 (Woodstock, Huntley, Bull … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster Continues Exmination of Health Department

Below is County Board candidate Ersel Schuster’s example III of IV – “Veterinary Public Health,” division of the McHenry County Department of Health as presented to the county board in “A Document Proposing Reductions for McHenry County Government.” This installment … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster Looks at the Health Department

Ersel Schuster, former McHenry County Board member and candidate this year in District 6, offers another installment of her analysis of county government. Illustration IV offers example “2- Nursing Division” McHenry County Health Dept.” as presented in: “A Document Proposing … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster Looks at County Government – Part 3

This is the third installment of former McHenry County Board member and candidate Ersel Schuster’s analysis of county government: Picking up where we left off; this installment includes an introduction to the McHenry County Department of Health.  Following the introduction … Continue reading

Schuster, Gottemoller, Barnes Lead in County Board Attendance

Thanks to a friend of McHenry County Blog for the following analysis of the attendance of McHenry County Board members for 2013, 2014 and 2015 through October.   County Board member meeting attendance records       Includes Board meetings and primary … Continue reading

23 Republicans, 5 Democrats Run for 12 County Board Seats

Here are the final filings for the Republican Primary Election for McHenry County Board: District 1 Yvonne Barnes, Cary Anna May Miller, Cary Terence Ferenc, Fox River Grove Tom Wilbeck, Barrington Hills District 2 Cameron Hubbard, Crystal Lake John Reinert, … Continue reading

Thoughts on the McHenry County Board from Ersel Schuster

From former and candidate for McHenry County Board Ersel Schuster: Installment II – Department 12:      McHenry County Board: Funded By:                            General Fund (Attachment A) Mission Statement:            ”McHenry County Government is dedicated to providing the highest quality services for the health, … Continue reading