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

Telling Customers Cleanliness of Restaurants, CL Ratings 1776 – Crystal Brewing

Led by McHenry County Board members Donna Kurtz, John Hammerand and Paula Yensen, the Public Health Committee supported having restaurant inspections made more public than they are now. Opposing the proposal were Mary McCann and Anna May Miller. You may … Continue reading

Widespread Participation in DEA Prescription Drug Drop-Off

An idea I first heard in the fall of 2007 from Democratic Party candidate for County Coroner David Bachmann is taking over big time under the DEA’s leadership. I first noticed the DEA program in New Jersey in September, 2010.. … Continue reading

Cat Tax on Its Second Life

Imagine my surprise to see that the McHenry County Health Department is again floating the McHenry County Republican Cat Tax in its FY2011 “Goals.” Don’t believe me? Take a look at the 2011 Draft Budget, a link for which can … Continue reading

“Why Is There an Injunction on a Two-Year Old Project?”

That’s the question Judge Michael Caldwell asked rhetorically while explaining to Grafton Township litigants Thomas DiCianni why he had not been able to start the separation of powers suit until 1:30, when it had been scheduled for 10 AM. “It … Continue reading

Employment and Financial Info Sought by County Officials

We’ve been looking at the question on the survey mailed to 8,000 households by the McHenry County Health Department. Previously, we’ve looked at those questions seeking information on desires for more services, open space, recreation and planning, and transportation Today, … Continue reading

McHenry County Health Department Takes Hit From Northwest Herald News Story

How would you like to have a news story in the Northwest Herald conclude this about your analysis: “…the newspaper’s analysis of the data suggests that the county’s investigation and subsequent all-clear was premature, inadequately researched, and incomplete.” That’s what … Continue reading

McHenry County Health Department Takes Hit From Northwest Herald News Story

How would you like to have a news story in the Northwest Herald conclude this about your analysis: “…the newspaper’s analysis of the data suggests that the county’s investigation and subsequent all-clear was premature, inadequately researched, and incomplete.” That’s what … Continue reading