Board Votes 14-9 to Replace Paula Yensen as Chairman of Public Health with Chuck Wheeler

District 4 County Board member Craig Wilcox made a motion to switch the roles Chairman and Vice Chairman for the Human Resources and Community Services Committee. County Chairman and State Representative Jack Franks nominated Paula Yensen, the Board’s only Democrat, … Continue reading

$2.75 Million Request for Valley HI Surfaces, Even Though $42 Million in Bank

This morning, the McHenry County Board’s Public Health and Human Services Committee considered a recommending that property owners be taxed $2.75 million for the Valley Hi Nursing Home next year. That’s the amount in the budget document considered and passed … Continue reading

Homelessness Meeting Tuesday, May 17th, at 6 PM

Two McHenry County Board committees will consider the topic Confronting Homelessness in McHenry County next Tuesday, May 17th, at 6 PM. The Committees are Public Health & Human Services Planning & Development The meeting will be held at the Administration … Continue reading

Money Problems at Family Alliance

Minutes from the February 10, 2016, meeting of the McHenry County Board’s Public Health Committee reveal that Family Alliance has financial problems: Ms. Kim Larson joined the committee members as she was requested, to come before the committee to provide … Continue reading

Oakwood Hills Peaker Plant to Be Discussed Wednesday in County Public Health Committee

Public Health and  Human Services Committee Chairman Donna Kurtz has put the proposed Oakwood Hills gas-fired steam electric generating peaker plant on her committee’s agenda next Wednesday morning. It is way down on the agenda under new business: “Discussion – … Continue reading

Public Health & Human Resources Committee Rejects Mental Health 708 Board Budget

Wish I hadn’t made an appointment with our plumber this morning. The 708 Mental Health Board budget was considered by the McHenry County Board’s Public Health and Human Resources Committee. The County Board has the right under State Statutes to … Continue reading