Military Flare Causes Bomb Scare at County Complex

A military flare that McHenry County Board member Randy Donley found in the driveway at his Union place of business created a bomb scare when he told the Sheriff’s Department after arriving in Woodstock for a County Board meeting.

Donley asked his employees if any knew what it was, concluded it might be a pipe bomb, put it in his vehicle to show the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department.

Randy Donley's vehicle sits all by itself in the Courthouse's back parking lot.

When I arrived shortly before the 7 P.M. starting time, I noticed that squad cars were blocking the back entrance to the Government Center’s parking lot.

Randy Donley confers in the hall with a law enforcment officer during the County Board meeting.

I later was told that the Kane County Bomb Squad had been called to handle the situation.

Periodically, members of the Sheriff’s Department came to confer with Donley as the board meeting continued.

The approval of expansion of a business connected to an orchard on Route 176 east of Franklinville Road droned on and on (for at least two hours).

After the board meeting adjourned, Donley filled me on the details.


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Military Flare Causes Bomb Scare at County Complex — 11 Comments

  1. The phrase “not the sharpest tack in the box” seems to come to mind. Had he found a body in his drive way would he have done the same thing in hopes he might run into the coroner at Burger King? The story is really beyond comprehension for someone who holds gun and military collectible auctions and has a long history of buying military collectibles.

  2. And the dumb and dumber award for the day goes to Randy Donley!

  3. And to think this guy is making taxpayer decisions!

    Dumb and dumber award winner for sure. This had to have been a publicity stunt because no one could be that stupid.

    I wonder if he knows the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department makes house calls!

  4. I had to re-read this post to make sure I fully understood it: you mean to tell me he found it in Union, thought it was a pipe bomb, and then put it in his frickin’ car while he drove to Woodstock? To the GOVERNMENT CENTER??!! Really?!?!

  5. Why didn’t MCSD roll out MARV, put the “pipe bomb” in it and drive it to Kane County?

    Oh, wait; if MARV isn’t a licensed motor vehicle (and I don’t think it is), it can’t be operated (legally) on streets and highways. But who will be brave enough to ticket the deputy driving it and then have MARV towed?

  6. Who cares whether or not MARV is a licensed motor vehicle – why would you suggest loading the “pipe bomb” in ANOTHER vehicle and driving it to another county???

  7. Gus, Gus, Gus… your idiocy is showing again (and again, and again). There is nothing that occurs that you cannot twist in your demented hatred of the sheriff’s department in general and Nygren in particular. Were you always this messed up or is it the result of early and advanced dementia?

  8. does anyone know if there is space available at Valley Hi for Mr. Pillpot? Read his blog, he now takes court case filing numbers and titles, then hypothesizes about the case. Guess it is part of that psychic thing. Everyone should consider retirement when they are constantly driving with their left turn signal on

  9. does anyone know if there is space available at Valley Hi for Mr. Pillpot? Read his blog, he now takes court case filing numbers and titles, then hypothesizes about the case. Guess it is part of that psychic thing. Everyone should consider retirement when they are constantly driving with their left turn signal on

  10. does anyone know if there is space available at Valley Hi for Mr. Pillpot? Read his blog, he now takes court case filing numbers and titles, then hypothesizes about the case. Guess it is part of that psychic thing. Everyone should consider retirement when they are constantly driving with their left turn signal on

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