Mental Health Court Graphic

(Portland, Oregon graphic)

At its Tuesday morning meeting, the Kendall County Board approved a $100,000 allocation for the establishment of a Mental Health Court in the Kendall County Courthouse.

State's Attorney Eric Weis said after the meeting that he hopes to have the Mental Health Court up and running next year.  Weis said two grants are pending for the new court.

State's Attorney Weis spoke about the difference between the Mental Health Court and the Drug Court that has already been established.

In other business at Tuesday's county board meeting, Sheriff Dwight Baird spoke about the Mental Health Services program that involves inmates in the Kendall Co. Jail.

Sheriff Baird thanked Dr. Amaal Tokars of the Health Dept. for her help with the project.

In other business, Kendall County Administrator Scott Koeppel said that meetings have been held with Yorkville Mayor John Purcell and Grne Energy regarding the proposed solar field west of the Public Safety Building on the courthouse campus.

Electricity from the solar field will be used by the county at the courthouse campus.  The county expects to save $170,000 per year in energy costs as a result of using solar energy.

Mayor Purcell is a former Kendall County Board member. 

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