Message of the Day – A Tee Shirt

This T-shirt was worn at the Republican Party’s Presidential Debate Party at the Johnsburg Moose on Monday night, but my intrepid camerawomen didn’t get a shot of it. It is still work sharing, don’t you think? Wearing the tee shirt … Continue reading

Courts Get More Efficient

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court:: CourtCall® to be Utilized by all Civil Division Courtrooms in the 22nd Judicial Circuit On September 1, 2015, the Circuit Court Of the 22nd Judicial Circuit will expand the use of … Continue reading

Mike Smith Elected MCC Board President

Recently elected McHenry County Trustee Mike Smith of Lakewood was elected President of the College Board by a 4-3 vote. He replaced his April running mate Ron Parrish, who sought re-election to the Board Presidency, being nominated by newly-sworn in … Continue reading

CL Police Release Reports about Attorney Curt Rehberg, Whose Clients Are Missing about $1.2 Million

The first was filed on August 26th. While the eight names of victims were redacted, the fraud listed the amount of the theft or unauthorized conversion was $100-$500,000. What follows is the main report into which separate reports seems to … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Attorney Charged with Taking $644,000 of Clients’ Money

The Illinois Registration and Disciplinary Commission, the regulatory agency for attorneys, has charged Curt Patrick Rehberg, who practices in Crystal Lake, with taking hundreds of thousands of dollars of a client’s money. He use it “in payment of Respondent’s own … Continue reading

Grafton Township Hires Lawyer*, Proposes Counteroffer of $120,000+ on Sale of Haligus Road Lot

The Grafton Township Board wasn’t unanimous in its decisions Thursday night, but there was enough cooperation to pass two motions concerning the potential sale of the Haligus Road property purchased by the previous Board where a new township hall was … Continue reading

Attorney Jason Smiekel’s New Lawyers Fail to Convince Judge to Release Him

Woodstock defense attorney Mark Gummerson was the man that Algonquin attorney Jason Smiekel got to represent him when Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives arrested him in a murder-for-hire plot the first week of August. Gummerson … Continue reading

Algonquin Attorney Jason Smiekel Arrested by Feds for Murder for Hire

Here is the paperwork for the murder for hire arrest of Algonquin lawyer Jason W. Smiekel: = = = = = See also Aug 11, 2011, court order about Smiekel’s being kept in jail. = = = = = NORTHERN … Continue reading

Island Lake May Change Village Attorneys

Island Lake may switch attorneys from Ancel, Glink to Zukowski, Rogers, Flood and McArdle Monday night. Ancel, Glink,  you may remember was the firm representing Grafton Township until Judge Michael Caldwell dismissed it in the Linda Moore versus Township Trustees … Continue reading