Sheriff’s Office Seeks Continued CALEA Accreditation

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: MCHENRY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE APPLIES FOR REACCREDITATION FROM NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Monday, March 20, … Continue reading

Establishment Loses 4th Primary

Time was that the laying on of hands to a candidate by elected officials was considered a benefit. Maybe it still is. But not so much. Challenger Andrew Gasser defeated long-time incumbent Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller by 145 … Continue reading

Bill Prim Endorses Paul Serwatka for Lakewood Village President

A press release from Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka: McHenry County Sheriff, Bill Prim Endorses Paul Serwatka for Village of Lakewood President LAKEWOOD – March 8, 2017 – McHenry County Sheriff, Bill Prim, announced today he ts endorsing Paul Serwatka to be … Continue reading

McHenry County Community Foundation Donates Money to Buy Automatic External Defibrillators

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff’s Department Receives Grant The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced that it has been awarded a $17,500 grant from the McHenry County Community Foundation to purchase Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) and train deputies … Continue reading

$15,000 Settles 2nd McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren Illegal Search & Seizure Case

Back in October, 2014, right before Sheriff Keith Nygren went out of office, a suit was filed by Crystal Lake’s Pete Sonneville against Sheriff’s Deputies for entering his home on East Crystal Lake Avenue without authorization. You can read the details … Continue reading

Walkup Rolls Out New Palm Card; Franks Emails Photos of It

Republican McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup distributed his new literature at Bill Prim’s Union, Illinois, fundraiser Thursday night. It created something of a stir. The most recent Mike Walkup campaign literature says, So, you think Jack Franks  is … Continue reading

Sheriff Bill Prim Endorses Patrick Kenneally for State’s Attorney

A press release from Republican State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally: Bill Prim, McHenry County Sheriff, Endorses Patrick Kenneally for State’s Attorney Bill Prim, McHenry County Sheriff, announced today that he is again endorsing Patrick Kenneally for McHenry County State’s Attorney. Bill Prim … Continue reading

Pols in the Algonquin Parade – Part 1

While McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade was blistering hot last Sunday, Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade Saturday had a pleasant temperature, was cloudy and had a good breeze. In short, the day was comfortable. I parked near Port Edward, where dignitaries ate … Continue reading

County Auditor on Unauthorized Shredding in the Sheriff’s Office

Two days ago, McHenry County Blog reported on the shredding of ten tons of paper by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department during the tail end of Keith Nygren’s term. More details are contained in the following internal following audit findings … Continue reading