Immigration Demonstrators Miss Opportunity to Take Issue to McHenry County Fall Ballot

Sunday night folks complaining about the country’s immigration enforcement came to Woodstock’s McHenry County Jail. It houses ICE detainees. Within the last year, McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim, who runs the jail, was the topic of suits for refusing to … Continue reading

Sheriff Passes Algonquin Towsnship Phone Hacking to State Police and State’s Attorney

McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim’s deputies were the law enforcement officials who were called about the Algonquin Township phone hacking yesterday. Today, a spokeman for the Sheriff’s Office told McHenry County Blog that the Sheriff had turned over the criminal … Continue reading

McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim Off Hook in ICE Detention Situation Stimulated by Bruce Rauner’s Signing Santuary State Bill

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: Last Remaining “Illinois Trust Act” Legal Action Dissolved A civil suit against McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim alleging unlawful incarceration was dropped Wednesday, putting an end to the protracted litigation … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Draws GOP Opponent for County Clerk

According to the McHenry County Clerk’s web site, McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio, who based his campaign for that office on eliminating that elected official, putting it under the County Clerk, has drawn an opponent for County Clerk. Her name … Continue reading

Sheriff Bill Prim Refers Criminal Complainants Against Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller to State Police

Edgar County Watchdog Kirk Allen, who posts on Illinois Leaks, received the following reply to the criminal complaint he filed with McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim: “Your complaints are the same ones reported by Mr. Gasser and his attorney and … Continue reading

Formal Criminal Complaint Filed with McHenry County Sheriff Concerning Bob Miller’s Road District Expenditures

Another article on Algonquin Township’s immediate past Road Commissioner Bob Miller from Illinois Leaks.  It republished with permission. (Does anyone but I find it interesting that the Edgar County Watchdogs can find this information and share it with the public, … Continue reading

Class Action Case Against Sheriff Bill Prim over TRUST Act Dismissed by Those Who Filed It

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Immigration Suit vs. Sheriff Prim Dropped by Attorneys for Plaintiff Attorneys who filed a class action immigration lawsuit against McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim and the Sheriff’s Office voluntarily dismissed the … Continue reading

Praise for Sheriff’s Deputies

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Staff Members for Exemplary Work Sheriff Bill Prim presented Life Saving and commendatory awards during a ceremony Wednesday to eight employees recognizing their exemplary performance of duties while … Continue reading

Republican Political Activists Gather for Steve Reick Pig Roast

The bargain fundraiser of the year at $10 was State Rep. Steve Reick’s Saturday afternoon House of Lawrence Pig Roast. There wasn’t a Patsy Cline tribute singer this year, but there was convivial conversation. County Board candidate Orville Brettman talked … Continue reading

Prayer Vigil and March to McHenry County Jail in Support of Detained Immigrants Sunday

That’s pretty much what the flyer passed out at the candidates’ night held by the McHenry County Democratic Party at McHenry County College last night. The request for attendance was from the first speaker, District 5 County Board candidate Carlos … Continue reading

Five Countywide Elected Officials in IMRF Pension Program, Four Not

Since the subject of Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pensions will be discussed at tomorrow night’s McHenry County Board meeting, I think folks might be interested in seeing which ones are currently participating in pension program.  They follow: Not on the … Continue reading

Chuck Wheeler Asks for Equal Treatment for Republicans

Under member comments at Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting, McHenry’s Chuck Wheeler said the following: Thank you Chairman Franks. A few weeks our governor signed and placed into law the Trust Act.This bill is one of those things that was … Continue reading