Foundation Installs New 941 HELP Computers

We are excited to announce that we have installed two more 941-HELP ATM-style computer kiosks.


One is at the Grundy County Administration Building, just inside the main door and on the Health Department side of the lobby.  The second is in the lobby of the Grundy County Courthouse.


We’d like to thank Grundy County Chairman Frank Halpin, Sheriff Terry Marketti, and Administrator Dan Duffy for providing the space and internet connections.  We’d also like to thank Midwest Signworks and Grundy Development Corporation for their construction and installation of the kiosks.


To refresh everyone’s memory, 941-HELP is a comprehensive, collaborative effort to get more government and human service information into the hands of our county’s residents.  Our county has many local, state, and federal resources to offer, but many times a resident doesn’t know where to begin looking for these services.


941-HELP is designed with four ways to access information:

  • ATM-style computer kiosks (with printers)
  • A website:
  • A 24/7 phone number: 815-941-HELP (4357)
  • Card racks with 24 “hot topic” grab-n-go cards


941-HELP is locally authored.  It’s amazing how un-helpful the phone book and Yellow Pages can be.  We instead have collected local phone numbers and agency information that is written by Grundy agencies for Grundy residents so that accessing services can be as efficient as possible.  The system is also designed to be an information and referral system for agencies and human resource departments to make their work more efficient.


We have most of the human services already posted, but all non-profit organizations of all shapes and sizes (including government services) who provide services in Grundy County are invited to forward their information for posting on the system.  You can send it via e-mail to [email protected] or via fax to 815-941-9110.  We are especially interested in collecting information about recreation such as sports leagues and senior activities.


941-HELP is meant to be an ever-changing project that lives “forever.”  We want to keep the data fresh and current, we have more installations to do, and we want feedback so that it is truly helpful to the residents and agencies who use it.  Therefore, we invite you to surf through 941-HELP next time you’re on-line or passing a kiosk or card rack.  If you have any input or would like a card rack at your business, we’d like you to contact us at 941-0852.  Thanks so much!