McHenry County Community Health Survey Presented

A press release from the McHenry County Health Department: Agencies discuss progress on community and health priorities residents identified priorities in the 2016 healthy community study WOODSTOCK IL – Recently, McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) came together with numerous other … Continue reading

State Asks for $180,875 Snow Plowing Help

Here’s what the McHenry County Board’s Transportation Committee will consider today: On September 19, 2016, MCDOT was approached by representatives from IDOT with a proposal to assist IDOT with winter operations on approximately 118 lane miles of State Highways. Three … Continue reading

McHenry County Dental Clinic Closes

A press release from McHenry County: McHenry County Department of Health Dental Clinic Closes doors Operations ceased effective July 26  WOODSTOCK IL –   Effective Tuesday, July 26, the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) Dental Clinic ceased operations and is … 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

County Board Considers Multi-Million Dollar Construction

The Facilities Management Committee, chaired by McHenry County Board member Jim Heisler, is looking at multiple options to provide more space for county workers. In the upper right hand corner of each page is a box with dollar signs. The … 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

Annual 2 1/4% Raises for Animal Control Employees

Negotiations with the SEIU Local 73 McHenry County Health Department employees have been completed. The previous contract expired in November of 2014.  Being considered by County Officials is a four-year contract. The details, except for the estimate total cost each … Continue reading

Board of Health Considering Union Contract Monday

6:30 PM on Monday, January 11th, the McHenry County Board of Health will take up a Collective Bargaining Agreement between for employees of it veterinary division. The meeting will be held at the Public Health Building behind the Woodstock Courthouse. … 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

McHenry County Discovers Dangerous TB Case

With all the talk about consolidating government, I’ve been wondering why McHenry County still has a Tuberculosis District. It is financed with $250,000 of property tax dollars a year. TB Districts were the first public health districts in Illinois. McHenry … Continue reading

County Voting on Secret Audit Release

McHenry County Blog has been denied access to an internal audit conducted by County Auditor Pam Palmer. When a similar request was sent to the County Department of Public Health, the reply indicated that all records were with the State’s … Continue reading

Health Department Reveals Restaurant Inspection Reports

The minutes of the McHenry County Board of Health reveals that restaurant inspection reports are being made available on the internet. Here is the relevant portion of the March 23, 2015, minutes: A. Food Establishment Inspection Search On The Web … Continue reading

Robo-Call Urges Obamacare Opponents to Attend Wed. Night County Board Meeting

Heard a recorded robo-call this evening that urged people to attend the McHenry County Board meeting at which another attempt will be made to pass something under $500,000 to finance people to help other people figure out Obamacare. The text … Continue reading