Former TribLocal reporter Lawrence Synett got canned when the Chicago Tribune jobbed out its Thursday local insert.
But Friday an article appears under his byline in the Northwest Herald.
And the article has gotten 26 comments.
Pretty good for a first-time article.
What’s the subject of the article?
McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Pyle still being on the payroll after being arrested for predatory criminal sexual assault. (See McHenry County Blog’s March 9th story.)
Woodstock Advocate Gus Philpott wrote about that and the lack of the Sheriff’s Merit Commission doing anything about it Wednesday.
“innocent until proven guilty” is a mantra in the American civil justice system.
But, as Gus Philpott on his Woodstock Advocate blog has pointed out,
Philpott quotes the NEW article,”‘Any employee who has accrued time is entitled to it,’ Nygren said. ‘(Greg Pyle) never used any of his time off and even if we fired him, this is money has earned.'”
Then, Philpott comments, “Pyle has never used any of his time off in ten years???
“Does anyone know anyone who has ever drawn on accrued benefits before his employment was terminated?”
The Northwest Herald story seems to have been picked up by WGN-TV.
This morning there was a short story about Pyle’s still being on the payroll.