Zinke Quoted in Chicago Sun-Times about Charging Only $16 Daily for Cook County Prisoner

None other than McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke is quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times story about Mayor Daley nephew R.J. Vanecko’s paying only $16 a day for the privilege of serving his sentence in McHenry County Jail, instead of Cook … Continue reading

Finally, Testing Incoming Inmates for HIV

More than 20 years ago, State Rep. Penny Pullen was pushing for inmates to be tested for HIV upon incarceration. She was even willing to settle for testing upon release. Why? In the hope that those in prison might be … Continue reading

Young Chinese Leaders Come to Crystal Lake and Woodstock – Part 1

At the end of June, 2007, I had the opportunity to host young political leaders from China. It was an exchange trip sponsored by the American Council of Young Political Leaders. Back in the fall of 1976, I had an … Continue reading

Finding Someone in County Jail

Update of June 15, 2012. There is now a way to find people in the McHenry County Jail.  Look here for the link. = = = = = A friend of McHenry County Blog was trying to find out if … Continue reading

What Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Can Do To Come Out Smelling Like a Rose – Part 1

Last week was so busy I didn’t get to read the three daily newspapers that land on my driveway every morning. When I picked up the Wednesday Sun-Times, I saw Mark Brown’s column entitled, Jail’s weekly stats:42 fights, 11 shanks … Continue reading