When the McHenry County Board met this morning in Woodstock, Terry Kappel was there to speak up for women’s health care. Kappel is an announced candidate in next year’s election for the County Board from District 6 as a Democrat.
During public comments Kappel pled with the Board for restoration of $40,000 of funds to the County Department of Health’s Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
The money was taken out of the County's share of the annual budget the Budget for the program, which Kappel called a “seemingly arbitrary cut in that it was 25% of last year's budget.” He noted the words of a member of the Finance and Audit Committee who said in committee hearings that fat needed to be cut out of the budget.
“This is not fat. This is a program which is provided a needed service,” Kappel said, “Women who find a lump, or have another abnormality cannot wait three months to get health care."
The Board later voted 17-5 to restore the funds. At least one Disctrict 6 Board member, Ersel Schuster, voted against re-instatement.
Kappel plans to highlight health care issues in his run for the Board.
Kappelis planning an unprecedented series of regular public events to meet with voters from every corner of the sprawling district which encompasses most of the County’s rural western half.
He plans to have nearly weekly events, often in connection with local celebrations and activities. The first was held in Harvard before the Bears-Packers game. The next one is slated for Marengo in connection with Settlers Days activities.
Kappel will meet the public at Fire and Ice Smokehouse and Creamery, 104 W Railroad St #A in Marengo on Saturday, October 8 at 11:15 A.M. A requested $20 donation to the Campaign to Elect Terry R. Kappel will include homemade ice cream, coffee and soft drinks. Regardless of donation, anyone may attend, meet the candidate, and share concerns about McHenry County government.
The following week on Friday, October 14 Kappel will host his Fall Fundraiser in Union at Donley’s Old West Steakhouse, 8512 South Union Road at 7 PM. A requested $35 donation covers appetizers, coffee and soft drinks. The program will include live entertainment by performers to be announced. There will be a cash bar.
For more information or to reserve attendance at either event, call Kappel at 815 669-7033 or e-mail email@example.com.