Milliman Case Against Nygren, Zinke, et al, Goes Slowly

Former McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Scott Milliman was in Federal Court yesterday, where his attorney, Thomas Crooks, did some fencing with Sheriff Keith Nygren’s representative from the James Sotos law firm, Amy P. Engerman. With Magistrate Judge P. Michael Mahoney’s … Continue reading

Wrongful Death Suit against Zane Seipler & Other Sheriff’s Deputies Dismissed

This is decision by Federal Court Judge Frederick Kapala concerning a wrongful death suit by a man killed during a call by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department. On a 2006 Wonder Lake domestic dispute call, then-Deputy Zane Seipler shot a … Continue reading

Fox River Grove Castle Owner Wins Federal Suit Against Neighbor Who Took License Plate Numbers and Looked Them Up

Michael Strohl, owner of the castle in Fox River Grove, sued a complaining neighbor across the street named Diana Durso in Federal Court in September, 2011. His complaint is that she took about fifty license plate numbers and had someone … Continue reading

Former McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Greg Pyle Pleads Guilty to One Count of One Count of Sex with a Person Less than 12 Years Old

Federal Judge Frederick Kapala accepted a plea of guilty from former McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Gregory Pyle to a charge of crossing a state line with the intent to engage in a sexual act with a person who had … Continue reading

Greg Pyle’s Plea Agreement Date Rolled Over Again

Former McHenry County Sheriff’s Sergeant Greg Pyle has been indicted by the U.S. Attorney for one count of sex with a person less than 12 years old two counts of sexual exploitation of children This was reported by McHenry County … Continue reading

Ailing Attorney Postpones Former McHenry County Sheriff’s Sergeant Greg Pyle’s Plea Agreement

Today former McHenry County Sheriff’s Sergeant Greg Pyle was in the Rockford Federal Courtroom of Frederick Kapala A week ago, his lawyer showed, but Pyle didn’t. His attorney announced that a plea agreement was in the works. The Judge allowed … Continue reading

Greg Pyle Cutting Deal with Feds

Former McHenry County Sheriff’s Sergeant Greg Pyle is not stranger to Federal Judge Frederick Kapala. He was called as a witness in now-again-former, then McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Zane Seipler’s wrongful termination suit.  Pyle did not answer questions then. After … Continue reading

Should Sheriff Keith Nygren Have Known that Retaliatory Action Based on Deputy Scott Milliman’s Deposition Testimony Was Unconstitutional?

That headline pretty much summarizes the final question Federal Judge Frederick Kapala had to decide in whether or not to dismiss former McHenry County Sheriff Deputy Scott Milliman’s wrongful termination suit. The Judge points out it had to determine “whether … Continue reading