McHenry County Board Chair charged with DUI, takes leave of absence

From the Chicago Tribune:

The chairwoman of the McHenry County Board was charged Friday with driving under the influence of alcohol and said she is taking a leave of absence to check into an alcoholism treatment center…

Hill said she was on her way this afternoon to check into Rosecrance Health Network alcohol and drug treatment center in Rockford and would take a 30-day leave from office.

Hill, a Republican from Woodstock, was stopped for improper lane usage at around 1:40 a.m. on Seminary Avenue in Woodstock, police said.

She failed a field sobriety test and declined a breath test, said Woodstock Police Chief Robert Lowen, adding that Hill was cooperative and did not bring up her office.

She complained of pains and was taken to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock, where she was treated and released. Hill gave a blood sample at the hospital before returning to the police station to complete processing. She was released after posting $100 bond and her driver’s license.

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