- been fired by McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren almost four years ago and
- won an arbitrator’s decision that he should be re-instated with a three-day suspension for the ostensive reason for his dismissal and
- won a Circuit Court decision from Judge Thomas Meyer ruling that the arbitrator’s decision was reasonable and
- won an Appellate Court decision that the Circuit Court decision was OK and
- prevailed in a last-ditch Illinois Supreme Court appeal by Nygren to stall matters still further and
- run against his former boss unsuccessfully in the 2010 GOP primary election and
- sued Nygren in Federal Court for wrongful termination and
- sued for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor,
Zane Seipler is reporting back to work today.
Or as Tribune reporter Bob McCoppin put it:
“Yet the sheriff lost every legal round. Seipler was awarded back pay for the nearly four years he missed and — whether the sheriff, who declined to comment, likes it or not — the right to return to work.”
The Chicago Tribune has a good sized story about the saga in Monday’s edition, which you can read here.
I would encourage you to do so.