Michelle Mathieu’s beating death had a profound effect on the Sun City Huntley community, inspiring her neighbors to take a stand against domestic violence.
“There were a lot of people really shaken about it,” Catherine Portera said of the Mathieu murder.
Mathieu was found beaten March 18 in the bedroom of the Rock Springs Lane home she rented with her boyfriend, Robert Signorile. She died March 24. Signorile is being held in the McHenry County Jail, charged with her murder.
Sun City’s Neighborhood Advisory Council/Neighbors Helping Neighbors decided to hold a presentation on domestic violence from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, for Sun City residents, Portera said.
Speakers from Turning Point of McHenry County and the will teach people how to know the signs and symptoms of domestic violence and how to intervene if a situation were ever to present itself. The presentation is co-sponsored by Centegra Wellness Center.
“This is going to be about how to listen to people and what you may be able to do or say,” Portera said.
Portera has been telling people about the program but she senses a lot of discomfort when the topic is discussed. That sense of discomfort needs to be put aside to come and learn about the issue, she said.
The program will be held at Prairie Lodge, Drendel Ballroom. This program is free to all participants. Register now by calling The Wellness Center at 1-847-515-2078.