No surprise there.
Predicted here Friday.
What was unexpected was a front-page story on the so-called County Ethics Commission trying to rehabilitate its image after finding, against all common sense and with no explanation, that Undersheriff Andy Zinke’s use of his office email account to explain his behavior at the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade last year was, as they say, “No problem.”
Here’s how reporter Kevin Craver describes what happened that led to my complaint:
“The first-ever complaint stemmed from a picture posted on Skinner’s blog which he alleges is Zinke, who has an acrimonious relationship with Skinner and other bloggers, giving him the middle finger at the Crystal Lake Independence Day parade.
“Skinner’s complaint alleged that an email Zinke sent to County Board members disputing the allegation violated the ban on prohibited political activities. The email was sent on Zinke’s work email during work hours and made multiple references to his candidacy for sheriff.”
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Other articles that might be of interest:
- Would Anyone Who Knows the Difference Between Right & Wrong Like to be on McHenry County’s So-Called “Ethics” Commission?
- DuPage County Seems to Have a Real Ethics Commission
- Ethics Commission on Hot Seat
- Skinner Ethics Complaint Found Insuficient
- Who’s Being Recommended for the Ethics Commission? (in which a Pat Quinn employee was fined $1,000 for using her office eamail account)
and, of course, the Zinke email article with all five photos taken of him at the parade: