Sheriff Nygren’s Campaign Protection of Zinke Costs Taxpayers $78,000

$78,299.96 to be exact. That’s what it will cost taxpayers because former McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren refused to provide information that a decision of the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Division said he should make available under the Freedom … Continue reading

Payment for Zinke FOI Case Near

When former Sheriff Keith Nygren refused to release his report exonerating his Undersheriff Andy Zinke in his dealings with an executive of Rita Corporation, First Electric Newspaper Publisher Pete Gonigam took him to court. Gonigam had an Illinois Attorney General’s … Continue reading

How Did MCC Administrators Convince Students to Support Increasing Their Education Cost?

The top headline in the Wednesday Northwest Herald read, MCC trustees weigh tuition hike Student government representatives voice support for increase Every year McHenry County College Board members consider whether to raise tuition and fees. And this is at least … Continue reading

Noticing the License Plate Tax Hike to Aid Mainly Downstate Parks

If you drive around Illinois, you will see lots of state parks. They are as common in many non-Chicago metropolitan counties as forest preserves and conservation district sites. The difference is that state taxpayers (disproportionately from the Chicago metropolitan area, … Continue reading

Lakewood Red(Ink)Tail Golf Club Alternative Revenue Bond Failure Featured in Chicago Tribune – Part 1

On January 6, 2013, right on the top of the Sunday Chicago Tribune, there was an expose that should send warning flares up about the alternative revenue bonds that the majority of the McHenry County College Board seem set to … Continue reading

County Coffers Gain $250,000 from Fine and Fee Avoiders

A press release from the State’s Attorney and Circuit Clerk: Quarter of a Million Dollars Recovered for County Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that with the assistance of the McHenry County Circuit Clerk, Kathy … Continue reading

Why the U.S. Attorney Wants to Keep George Ryan in Jail

This is a long one and for that I apologize. But I want to have the basics of the U.S. Attorney’s case against former Governor George Ryan on McHenry County Blog and this seemed a good way to put it … Continue reading