On March 30, at 4:19pm, Crystal Lake Police responded to a report of a bank robbery at the Fifth Third Bank at 265 West Virginia Street (Rt. 14) in Crystal Lake. On arrival, police officers learned that a subject had committed a robbery and left with an undetermined amount of cash. Police describe the suspect as a white male, approximately 37-years-old, brown hair, and facial stubble, wearing a dark grey baseball style cap with sunglasses on the visor, a red pullover hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on the frong and white stripe on the shoulder, blue denim pants, white and blue Nike athletic shoes. A search of the area did not locate the suspect. Crystal Lake Polie and the Federal Bureau of Investigations are on the scene.
If anyone has information on the identity or whereabouts of the subject, please contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620. Tips can also be texted anonymously to TIP411 (847411) with the keyword "TIPCLPD" within the text.
If You have any information about this crime or any other crime, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-762-STOP. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and filing of criminal charges against offenders. CRIME STOPPERS does not use caller ID.
McHenry County Ranks High in Some Health Indicators, Lower in Others
McHenry County- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has just released their most recent “County Health Rankings” report. This report measures the health of almost every county in the country using a series of health outcome measures, quality of life measures and health behaviors. The report compares each county with the state as a whole., as well as with the top performing US counties.
“This is an important survey because it allows us to see where we are doing well, and where we need to improve,” said Dr. Kathy Welch, APN, ND, from the Family Health Partnership Clinic. “As providers, it’s important for us to see the overall areas of concern for the county so we can incorporate results into our care.”
While the county ranked 10th out of 102 Illinois counties in terms of health behaviors, some areas of concern were noted. Smoking rates are higher in the county than the state average as is adult obesity.
In clinical care, McHenry County ranked 21 out of 102 counties. The county has less primary care physicians than the state average, as well as less mental health providers. In fact, the county has only half as many mental health providers as the top US performing counties. And while it is on par with the state average, mammogram rates and diabetic screening rates are less than the top US performing counties.
The county ranked 99th out of 102 counties in Illinois in terms of the physical environment. Contributing to that ranking included higher than average drinking water violations, driving alone to work, and a long commute.
“These factors are important because as we move forward to making our county as healthy as possible, we need to change things on an individual level – like smoking and obesity – as well as on a policy level including access to care as well as transportation,” noted Suzanne Hoban of the Family Health Partnership Clinic.
The Family Health Partnership Clinic in Crystal Lake provides care to the uninsured and underinsured of the McHenry County area. www.hpclinic.org
For more information on the County Health Rankings, go to http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/ .