County Voting on Secret Audit Release

McHenry County Blog has been denied access to an internal audit conducted by County Auditor Pam Palmer. When a similar request was sent to the County Department of Public Health, the reply indicated that all records were with the State’s … Continue reading

State Bonuses for County Officials in Crosshairs of Budget Cutters

What might be characterized as thinly-disguised bribes to keep county officials running for the Illinois General Assembly have come under attack in the Daily Herald in an article by Jack Griffin. Called “stipends,” they are payments to county officials for … Continue reading

County Auditor Pam Palmer Echoes County Board on FOI Denial of Special Prosecutor’s Bill

Saturday afternoon at the Nunda Township Republican Picnic, I asked McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer if she had gotten the Freedom of Information request that I sent just before closing. She was on top it. She said she didn’t have … Continue reading