Cathy Ferguson Approved for 708 Board on 16-8 County Board Vote, Hill Reverses Course on Pulling Sandy Salgado Off Public Health Committee

McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill got her way on who will be appointed to the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board Tuesday night. But she backed away from dumping Sandy Salgado from the Public Health and Human Services Committee … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Probes Background of Bob Martens, Tina Hill’s Choice to Replace Sandy Salgado on Public Health Committee

With McHenry County Chairwoman Tina Hill labeling Sandra Salgado’s service on the the Public Health and Human Services Committee “The Epitome of Conflict of Interest,” Fox River Grove Republican Precinct Committeeman has written a story entitled, “The Epitome of Conflict … Continue reading

Kevin Craver Says McCann, Miller and Yensen Didn’t “Boycott” Public Health Committee Meeting that Picked Jeff Thorsen

Last night while I was at the marathon Prairie Grove Elementary School Board meeting, Democratic County Board member Paula Yensen called to tell me why she had missed the Public Health & Human Services Committee meeting. Sometime after 1 AM, … Continue reading

Public Health Committee Four Nominate Jeff Thorsen for 708 Board as Minority Three Boycott Meeting

Chaired by Donna Kurtz a majority of four nominated Crystal Lake City Councilman, banker and holder of an MBA Jeff Thorsen to fill the vacancy on the 708 Mental Health Board. A vacancy remains because an 18-6 majority vote on … Continue reading

Tina Hill Says She Won’t Re-Appoint Former 708 Board President Lee Ellis

Northwest Herald reporter Kevin Craver wondered whether McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill would re-appoint former 708 Mental Health Board President now that her Board defeated Scott Summers’ nomination 18-6. When he asked her, Hill said she would not. That’s … Continue reading

Scott Summers Nomination for 708 Board Defeated 18-6, Tina Hill Asserts Power

18-6 was the vote on the McHenry County Board to reject the Public Health and Human Services Committee nomination of former McHenry County College Board President Scott Summers to the 708 Mental Health Board. But no one made a comment … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Appointments Up Tuesday

Here are the appointments that will be voted upon at Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting: Expiration Date McHENRY COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION Shawn P. Phillips 11/26/2015 McHENRY COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW Sharon L. Bagby 05/31/2015 McHENRY COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH BOARD … Continue reading

Politics May Cause Floor Fight over Scott Summers’ 708 Board Nomination

When I saw that Scott Summers had been picked by the Public Health & Human Services Committee, it struck me that the committee had picked a Democrat. (And, before that, a Green Party candidate for State Treasurer and Congress.) Not … Continue reading

708 Mental Health Board Chairman Lee Ellis Does Not Get County Board Committee’s Recommendation for Re-Appointment

Lee Ellis, the Chairman of the McHenry County Mental Health Board, was not recommended for re-appointment by the newly-reconstituted Public Health and Human Services Committee. Hearings have been held yesterday and today with applicants presenting their credentials and answering questions … Continue reading