McSweeney Introduces Bill to Give Jack Franks Tremendously More Power, Abolish Independently-Elected Auditor’s Office, Power of County Board Pretty Much Disappears

This article was published late Friday. I am putting it back on top because it represents the most audacious grab for virtually absolute power in county government that I can imagine. He could only make himself more powerful by having … Continue reading

Treatment and Life Saving Results of County Drug Effort

From the Office of McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Patrick Kenneally: 127 PARTICIPANTS HAVE ACCESSED TREATMENT VIA THE A WAY OUT -MCHENRY COUNTY PROGRAM SINCE OPENING ON MAY 1, 2017 The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition is proud to announce that … Continue reading

McHenry County Blog Commenter Provides Info on Proposed Nunda Township Group Home

Foreclosed Home Purchased with Taxpayer Dollars Commenter “CB” posted the following on previous McHenry County Blog article Planned Group Home in Nunda Township Irks Neighbors. Within 48 hours of the Nunda Meeting the community found out that a foreclosed home … Continue reading

McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board Gains Accreditation

A press release from the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board: MCHENRY COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH BOARD ANNOUNCES ILLINOIS’ FIRST THREE-YEAR CARF INTERNATIONAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NETWORK ACCREDITATION October 2, 2017: The McHenry County Mental Health Board is pleased to announce it … Continue reading

Depressed or Have a Friend Who Is? Mark Thursday, October 5th on Your Calendar

A press release from the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board: National Depression Screening Day Thursday, October 5, 2017  FREE Mental Health Screenings to take place locally   Please join us this National Depression Screening Day, Thursday, October 5 and help us to spread … Continue reading

Marengo High School Partners with Mental Health Board on Suicide Preventation

Mental Health Board and Marengo Community High School District 156 Partner on Suicide Prevention Question. Persuade. Refer. Ask A Question, Save A Life. The McHenry County Mental Health Board and Marengo Community High School District 156 are pleased to announce … Continue reading

Franks Plans 10% Cut to Conservation District and 708 Mental Health Board Tax Take

State Rep. Jack Franks is promising to cut McHenry County government’s tax levy by 10% on the first day he takes office. That, of course, ignores the requirements of the Open Meetings Act for 48-hour notice, a requirement, if elected, … Continue reading

Dawn L. Pruchniak Set for 708 Mental Health Board Appointment

Next Tuesday, the McHenry County Board will recommend Dawn L. Pruchniak for membership on the 708 McHenry County Mental Health Board. Kathleen Kuchta tendered her resignation effective June 28th. Her term was up January 1, 2017, but she moved out of state. … Continue reading

Cary Police Offering Mental Health First Aid Training to Public Safety Personnel

A press release from the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board: Cary Police Department and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offer Mental Health First Aid Training for Public Safety Personnel Since Cary Police Department’s Deputy Chief of Field Operations, … Continue reading

Kane County Association for Individual Development Proposes Taking on Pioneer Center’s Adult Mental Health Counseling Role

On Monday, the Association for Individual Development, seeks to take over adult out-patient behavioral health services currently provided by Pioneer Center. AID was established in 1961, serving Fox River Valley residents from Yorkville north through Huntley. AID began as a … Continue reading

Rosecrance Set to Take Over Pioneer Center’s Juvenile Mental Health Services

With Kane County’s Association of Individual Development seeking to take over Pioneer Center’s adult mental health services, Rockford’s Rosecrance is set to do the same for juveniles. It proposes to provide Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS). There is already a … Continue reading

708 Board Contracts with Epilepsy Foundation for Brain Injury Work

A press release from the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board: Epilepsy Foundation to offer Brain Injury Health Management Services With grant support from the Mental Health Board, the Epilepsy Foundation will begin offering Brain Injury Health Management services to … Continue reading

Keeping the One-Sixth of Prisoners Who Are Mentally Ill Out of McHenry County Jail

The minutes of the January 13, 2016, McHenry County Public Health Committee dipped into the mental health problems of those ending up in the County Jail. The statistics for last year show there were 6,200 individuals detained in our jail … Continue reading