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Very suspicious

Published: Sunday, March 3, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I have been reading the articles regarding the McHenry County Mental Health Board, and in particular the ones written by Northwest Herald senior reporter Kevin Craver.

I am appalled that this organization that taxpayers fund is now jeopardizing services and local agencies. The former director leaving immediately upon having her doctorate paid; the loan of $1.4 million to an agency that collapsed when it was known it could not be recouped; local agencies not trusting the Mental Health Board; attorney fees that outpace organizations much larger.

And then, to top it all off, after a McHenry County Board committee recommends that the president of the Mental Health Board, Lee Ellis, not be reappointed, County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill cancels the first list of appointees and makes her Public Health and Human Services Committee vote all over again.

The chairwoman of this committee, Donna Kurtz, is now targeted as “a critic” for daring to ask questions that the public is now asking! Something is very suspicious in all of this. Where there is that much smoke, there must be fire!

That you, Mr. Craver, for your excellent coverage of this.

Steve Hansen


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