It was after the Lake in the Hills Police Pension Board meeting was well underway Thursday that I realized I would miss the meeting.
Fortunately, the Chicago Tribune sent stringer George Houde to the meeting.
That resulted in a page 3 story in Saturday’s paper.
The reason for sex criminal Alan Bokowski’s retention of his $84,000 pension was that the crime for which he was found guilty could not be connected to his police employment.
One of his former Crystal Lake Vista neighbors tells me she believes that there are victims from before he retired from the LITH Police Department.
Should they step forward and should the McHenry County State’s Attorney decide on a second prosecution and should that prosecution be successful, the law might require Bokowski’s pension to be taken away.
In the meantime, I believe the Illinois Department of Corrections has the authority to charge this prisoner (and any other with sufficient means) to pay for his incarceration.