Bob Anderson Files Ethics Complaints Against Joe Gottemoller & Anna May Miller

Wonder Lake Republican Precinct Committeeman Bob Anderson has filed two Ethics Complaints, one against McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller and the other against County Board member Anna May Miller Both Gottemoller and Miller are on the March 15th Republican … Continue reading

Joe Alger’s Comments to the County Board

When the McHenry County Board met Tuesday, people went away talking about what Patriots United leader and, now, McHenry County Sheriff’s Commission member Joe Alger said in his public comments. He covered the committee interview when he applied and was … Continue reading

Proposed McHenry County Code of Conduct

So that potential appointees of the McHenry County Board may know the restrictions of what they are getting into, the complete text of the soon-to-be passed McHenry County Code of Conduct for Appointed Officials to Boards, Commissions and Special Districts … Continue reading

Who Says You Can’t Beat City Hall?

There’s a line between voter-taxpayers and their elected officials. Oakwood Hills Village Board members just learned about the line. The problem is that neither the taxpayers nor the elected officials know where that line is. One can only figure out … Continue reading

Committee Recommends John Guanci for Ethics Commission

Interviews of five applicants for the McHenry County Ethics Commission vacancy were held this week. Bull Valley resident John Guanci emerged as the Management Services Committee choice. He was the last one interviewed. Others were Tamara DeModica Diana Daniel Cynthia Schenk … Continue reading

How to Get More Ethical McHenry County Employees

There was an column by Rex Huppke in the Chicago Tribune Monday that might suggest a use for the empty cells in the McHenry County Jail. And there are more empty cells than was reported by the Administration in the … Continue reading

Second Time Around: County Looking for Person Who Knows the Difference Between Right and Wrong for Ethics Commission, No Applicants Yet

I am putting this up again because I noticed that there is no deadline for submitting applications. Asking why, Deputy County Administrator John Labaj wrote the following: Since the County has had difficulties in the past receiving applications for the … Continue reading

County Looking for Person Who Knows the Difference Between Right and Wrong for Ethics Commission

Actually, the press release below from the McHenry County Board doesn’t indicate that the Board members are “looking for people who know the difference between right and wrong.” That would be nice though, wouldn’t it? Maybe someone who still believes … Continue reading

Ethics in Winnebago County

This past weekend I commented on the “anything goes” ethics’ enforcement in McHenry County. But, the contents of an article in the Rock River Times makes the approved of use of county email accounts and offices for political purposes look … Continue reading

2nd Ethics Complaint against Andy Zinke Dismissed for Lack of Sufficiency

Undersheriff Andy Zinke was taken off the ethics hook for a second time before the McHenry County Ethics Commission Thursday afternoon. Former Sheriff’s Deputy Zane Seipler filed the complaint along with evidence of Zinke having had his photo taken in … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Files Ethics Complaint Against Andy Zinke

“Prohibited political activity” charges again faces McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke. This time I didn’t file the complaint, as I did when Zinke used his office email account to explain that his middle finger was just holding up the roof … Continue reading

Ex-Crystal Laker Don Udsteun Surfaces in Latest RTA Report

Don Udstuen was a lobbyist for the Illinois State Medical Society, ultimately rising to the well-paid post of heading up the Society’s medical malpractice company. On the Metra Board representing McHenry County, he was caught up in a bribery scheme … Continue reading