Current 708 Board Recipients Scheduled for Grant Pitches

Current recipients of McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board grants are scheduled to present their cases on Monday, October 5th at 5 PM at the Mental Health Building at 620 Dakota Street in Crystal Lake. The schedule follows: Provider Presentations … Continue reading

708 Board Announces Availability of Psychiatric Services

A press release from the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board: Horizons Behavioral Health Brings Psychiatric Residency Program to McHenry County “When there is shortage of psychiatric services, everybody suffers – patients, families, providers (and their families too). Every patient … Continue reading

MCCD Escaping Consolidation Threat

Thursday, the Senate Executive Committee approved by a 17-0 vote State Rep. Jack Franks government consolidation bill. A memo from the McHenry County Council of Governments says, HB 229 – the Consolidation Bill that applied to McHenry and Lake Counties … Continue reading

Althoff & Others on Local Government Consolidation Bill

Here’s what State Senator Pam Althoff has posted on her Facebook page about House Bill 229, the bill that would allow the McHenry and Lake County Boards to absorb some local governments for which they appoint governing members: Here are … Continue reading

Duffy Criticizes Althoff

The following was written by State Senator Dan Duffy concerning a clone of the bill enacted at DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin’s request.  House Bill 229, sponsored in the Illinois House by State Rep. Jack Franks, it allows McHenry … Continue reading

Suicide Prevention Training Program Looks for 25

A press release from the 708 Mental Health Board: MENTAL HEALTH BOARD AND MCHENRY COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMMIMNG The McHenry County Mental Health Board in partnership with the McHenry County Community Foundation is bringing QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide … Continue reading

708 Board Paying Legal Bill for Subpoena Research re Family Service

There’s something in the 708 Mental Health Board’s legal bills from Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle that readers might find of interest: 3/30/15 – receipt and review of Subpoena re pending suit against Family Service; search court docket for pleadings … 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