Chicago Police Officer Who Ran Plates for FRG Castle Owner Neighbor Loses Her Job

Jennifer Martin, a friend of Fox River Grove Castle owner’s across the street neighbor, has lost her job as a Chicago Police Patrol Officer for using the state license plate data base for non-official purposes. The July 17th vote was … Continue reading

Suit Against Andy Zinke re Illegal Retrieval of License Plate Info Proceeding

Attorney Robert Hanlon has taken and filed a copy of the deposition of McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke in the license plate case.  It is attached to Hanlon’s latest motion in the suit. That suit, in civil court, charges that … Continue reading

What’s Happening with Scott Milliman’s Wrongful Termination Suit against Keith Nygren?

Here’s an update on what’s going on with former McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Milliman’s wrongful termination suit against Sheriff Keith Nygren, Undersheriff Andy Zinke, Commander John Miller, Lt. Ken Nielsen, Sgt. Steven Schmitt and McHenry County. It was filed … Continue reading

Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 1

Readers know that my primary reason for attending parades is to look out for political implications. But what gave me the biggest kick was the Crystal Lake Strikers playing “Wipe Out” in front of the First United Methodist Church. There … Continue reading

Purple Heart Monument Coming to McHenry County

In this March 4th press release from Richard Young, Initiator and Coordinator of the Purple Heart Monument and Purple Heart County Designation, explains the background of the monument to be dedicated August 7th. McHenry County became the first of 102 … Continue reading

Prying the Jail Cost Numbers from the Locked Down Sheriff’s Department

Municipal bond analyst Steve Wilson left the following message under the first part of my report of the McHenry County Board debate about the $10 increase for housing Federal prisoners: How much are we losing each day per prisoner? I … Continue reading

County Board to Vote on ICE Jail Contract with No Taxpayer Input; Any Cost-Benefit Study Hidden

Because a vote on a new three-year jail contract with the Federal government will be voted upon by the County Board on Tuesday I am keeping this article on top until the meeting. = = = = = On Tuesday, … Continue reading