TAG Releases Letter from Auditor who Examined 708 Board Audit

Yesterday the Ethics and Compliance Committee of the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board held a meeting to consider, among other things, “FOLLOW UP ON TAG’S AUDIT AND RECONCILIATION – NEXT STEPS – FOR DISCUSSION” I wanted to post the … Continue reading

Follow-Up to the Questions Asked on McHenry County Blog Relating to TAG’s Closing

This is from a friend of McHenry County Blog who is concerned by the “irresponsible manner that The Advantage Group has been treated by various government officials.” Answers are provided below each question.  The questions were posed by Patrick Ouimet … Continue reading

Paul Yensen Strikes Back

The McHenry County Democratic Party web site features a piece by County Board member Paula Yensen rebutting comments apparently made under my article The Advantage Group (TAG) Sunsets I would guess from the content of comments made by new folks … Continue reading

708 Board Attorney Resigns Before Termination Vote, TAG Withdraws Grant Request

Three things were on the agenda on the 708 Mental Health Board Tuesday morning at 7 AM: Dismissal of the Board Attorney Approval of Contract to Hire Interim Board Attorney Authorization of Emergency Operational Grant for TAG All three were … Continue reading

McHenry County Treasurer Bill LeFew Blocks TAG Emergency $49,000 Payment

The First Electric Newspaper is reporting that McHenry County Treasurer Bill LeFew found the missive of outgoing McHenry County Mental Health Board Attorney Frank Gosser on McHenry County Blog and, because of it, has decided not to pay a $49,000 … Continue reading

708 Board Attorney and Interim Executive Director Criticize New Board’s TAG Grant Decision

I’ll let the following documents from 708 Board Attorney Frank Gosser and Interim Executive Director Todd Schroll speak for themselves. Gosser’s three-page letter comes first: Schroll sent a memo attached to this email: Dear Board Members – Please see the … Continue reading

Citing “Politicization” of 708 Board, Brett Wisnauski Steps Down Four Months Early

Brett Wisnauski, a member of the 708 Mental Health Board whose term expires on January 1st, resigned as of August 28th. He sent the following letter of resignation to McHenry County Chairwoman Tina Hill: August 28, 2013 Dear Chairperson Hill, … Continue reading

The Advantage Group (TAG) Makes Case, Gets Permission to Apply for Competitive Mental Health Board Funds

Fighting for her alcohol and drug abuse agency’s life Pat Owens, the Executive Director of The Advantage Group (TAG, for short) brought her plea to the McHenry County Mental Health Board during the Public Comment period at the beginning of … Continue reading