Way down at the bottom of tonight’s Crystal Lake City Council meeting agenda is a resolution supporting Mercy Hospital’s Certificate of Need application to state regulators.
Take a look at the memo from City Manager Gary Meyerhofer for Agenda item number 31:
The content of the resolution itself follows:
Considering that Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley is a high ranking employee of Centegra, which has a competing hospital siting proposal on Algonquin Road in Huntley, it is of interest that the signature line reads “Mayor Pro-Tem.”
One would assume that means Shepley will not take part in the deliberations.
Why support a WI hospital? Because CL contractors think they make a lot of moola.
There are more people in Algonquin and Huntley that would be disadvantaged by a CL hospital much further away.
Folks from Sun City get to die on the long ride to 3 Oaks. Nice of “Mercy” to care so much.
The public hearing seems to be going well for Centegra. They bused in hundreds of their employees this morning to help with the effort.