$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

Prim Says Jail Rental Program Exceeding Expectations

At the McHenry County Board meeting, Sheriff Bill Prim revealed that his office is “well on the way to hitting and exceeding our benchmarks” for the rental of jail space to outside agencies, primarily the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency … Continue reading

One Year Since Kane County Sheriff Put Deputy Kim Zinke on Administrative Leave

It’s been a year since the Kane County Sheriff put Kim Zinke on administrative leave. Then, her salary then was $79.275 or $38.11 per hour for a 40-hour work week. On December 1, 2015, it increased to $81,257. The Lake … Continue reading

Jim Harrison Completes His Conversion from Republican to Independent to Democrat

After the November, 2014, election, I wrote a story asking whether Independent Sheriff’s candidate Jim Harrison was really running for McHenry County State’s Attorney. You can read the article by clicking on its title below: Was Harrison Really Running for … Continue reading

Prim Starting Police Explorers Post at Sheriff’s Department

A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim: Police Explorer Post applications available for new post youth 14-20 years of age, interested in career in law enforcement The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office will be implementing a Police Explorer Post. … Continue reading

Johnsburg GOP St. Pat’s Event May Turn into Steve Reick Rally

With all the hit pieces this past week against Steve, Reick, the real Republican candidate running for the GOP nomination for State Rep., it occurs to me that the McHenry Township Republican Party’s St. Patrick Day Meet & Greet and … Continue reading