Feds Unleash RICO Against Gang Bangers Called “Hobos”

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: NINE ALLEGED MEMBERS OF HOBOS STREET GANG INDICTED IN RICO CONSPIRACY FOR MURDERS AND OTHER VIOLENT DRUG-RELATED CRIMES CHICAGO — Nine defendants who allegedly directed or participated in a violent, drug-trafficking street … Continue reading

County Supt. of Schools Urges Woodstock Police Monitoring to Protect Children

This comment from Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn appeared under the story about the stabbing in Woodstock: This incident occurred near three Woodstock schools. My guess is the stabbing was drug related. Children walk by this area every day, … Continue reading

Feds Arrest Chicago Cops for Robbing Cooperating Witness of What They Thought Was Drug Money

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CHICAGO POLICE SERGEANT AND OFFICER CHARGED WITH STEALING $5,200 FROM INDIVIDUAL THEY BELIEVED WAS TRANSPORTING DRUG PROCEEDS CHICAGO — A Chicago police sergeant and a patrol officer were arrested last night on … Continue reading

Drug Conspiracy Trial Involving Chicago Cop Results in Convictions, Deadlocked on Others

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: RETIRED CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER AND FOUR OTHERS CONVICTED OF DRUG DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY AFTER TWO-MONTH TRIAL ALLEGING MURDERS, KIDNAPPINGS, ROBBERIES AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHICAGO — A retired Chicago police officer was taken … Continue reading

More Mexican Drug Cartel Indictments

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: TWENTY DEFENDANTS, INCLUDING FIVE ALLEGEDLY TIED TO THE ZETAS CARTEL, INDICTED ON FEDERAL NARCOTICS CHARGES CHICAGO — Twenty defendants are facing federal narcotics charges here, including five alleged members of a Chicago-based … Continue reading

Widespread Participation in DEA Prescription Drug Drop-Off

An idea I first heard in the fall of 2007 from Democratic Party candidate for County Coroner David Bachmann is taking over big time under the DEA’s leadership. I first noticed the DEA program in New Jersey in September, 2010.. … Continue reading

Dave Bachmann Tells How His Excess Prescription Drug Collection Idea Got Noticed by the DEA and How Jack Franks Dropped the Ball

Yesterday I posted a story about the Huntley Police Department’s participating in in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s prescription drug collection program. Crystal Lake is, too. Maybe there are other local police departments who have signed on as drop off points … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Police Participating in DEA Prescription Drug Turn In, Too

Earlier this afternoon, I posted an article announcing the Huntley Police Department’s providing a drop off point for the DEA’s “National Take-Back Day”. Now, a press release has been received from the Crystal Lake Police Department giving details for its … Continue reading

DEA Drug Take Back Program Reaches McHenry County

The first I heard of some public entity wanting to collect unused drugs was in David Bachmann’s unsuccessful campaign for McHenry County Coroner. That was on October 21, 2007, when Bachmann was introducing what he wanted to do, if elected … Continue reading

Huntley High School Extracurricular Drug Testing Policy First in Area

Want to participate in extracurricular activities at Huntley High School next year? Then you have to be willing to submit to random drug testing. The school is not just talking student athletes. It’s everyone in extracurricular activities. (See end of … Continue reading

Dave Bachmann, Democratic Party Candidate for Coroner, Gives Personal Background, Goals for Office

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog revealed that former funeral director Dave Bachmann intends to challenge incumbent Republican County Coroner Marlene Lantz for her office. In another email, he outlined a bit of personal history: “I moved to Crystal Lake back in … Continue reading

Dave Bachmann, Democratic Party Candidate for Coroner, Gives Personal Background, Goals for Office

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog revealed that former funeral director Dave Bachmann intends to challenge incumbent Republican County Coroner Marlene Lantz for her office. In another email, he outlined a bit of personal history: “I moved to Crystal Lake back in … Continue reading