McHenry County Health Department Welcomes New Administrator Melissa Adamson

First revealed on McHenry County Blog three weeks ago, today, the McHenry County Health Department sent out the following press release: County welcomes new Public Health Administrator Woodstock Ill. – The McHenry County Board of Health announces that Melissa Hall … Continue reading

Legionnaires’ Disease Strikes McHenry County in Last Three Weeks of June

A press release from the McHenry County Health Department: Health Department Reports Legionnaires’ Disease WOODSTOCK IL – McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) reports that nine County residents were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease between June 7 and July 1. The … Continue reading

McHenry County Health Department Moving West for New Challenges

It was October, 2014, that Michael Hill took over the reins of the McHenry County Health Department. Now he is about to assume the helm as Director of the Health Agency in San Luis Obispo County, California, which is north … Continue reading

West Nile Virus in Crystal Lake

A press release from the McHenry County Health Department: McHenry County reports first human case of West Nile virus Woodstock IL – McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) hasconfirmed its first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) of 2017, inan elderly individual from Crystal Lake who remains hospitalized. As of August 23, fifteen (15) mosquito batches collected in McHenry County have tested positive … Continue reading

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