By voting 10-to-10, the McHenry County Board has decided not to accept a grant from the state of Illinois for the Family Health Partnership Clinic. The Clinic’s Susan Hoban writes that “It is with deep sadness that we announce the closing of our In Person Counselor Program, which helped countless uninsured people in McHenry County obtain insurance through the new Health Insurance Marketplace or the expanded Public Aid." The Clinic says the program’s funding was from the state and through the McHenry County Health Department. County health coordinated the efforts of 8 local non-profit organizations to assist people with the process of getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. As a result of the vote, Hoban points out the Family Health Partnership Clinic has had to immediately lay off its trained Navigator, and will no longer be able to help people through this complex process. The Clinic says the “loss of this program is a blow to those we are privileged to serve and many will face an unforgiving amount of medical debt if they become ill or are in an accident. One of our patients was faced with an uncertain future when his lung x-ray indicated a mass. We could not get him a lung biopsy, necessary for definitive diagnosis, because he had no insurance. Thanks to our In Person Navigator, she was able to expedite his Public Aid (which had previously been turned down). He was then able to get his biopsy and enter treatment for lung cancer. Without that Public Aid card, there would be no diagnostic nor treatment options available.
Crime Stoppers and the Crystal Lake Police Department are seeking information that will help solve a Retail Theft that occurred Saturday, October 4th, 2014.
At approximately 4:00pm this past Saturday the two subjects pictured removed merchandise (high end oil paint) from Hobby Lobby, 6250 Northwest Hwy, without paying.
The male subject was described as having a dark skin complexion, gray hair, mid 50’s to mid 60’s, wore glasses, and was wearing a dark colored jacket. The female had a light skin complexion, blonde hair, appeared to be mid 50’s to mid 60’s, wore a blue jacket with a pink scarf, and carried a large black bag.
If you have any information about this crime, or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-762-STOP (7867).
Tips can also be texted anonymously to “TIP411” (847411) with the keyword “TIPCLPD” within the text.
Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1000.00 for information leading to the arrest and filing of criminal charges against offenders.
CRIME STOPPERS DOES NOT USE CALLER I.D.
You may also call the Crystal Lake Police Department Investigations Division at 815-459-4481. This number also does not use caller I.D.