For Those Who Think You Cannot Influence Congress – Alert of Blog Friend Find re “Unaccompanied Alien Children” Prompts Unanswerable Questions from Homeland Security

A note from Congressman Randy Hultgren concerning the developing “unaccompanied alien children” crisis in the United States.  I forwarded the January Request for Proposal from Homeland Security which a Friend of McHenry County Blog sent. The date of the RFP … Continue reading

“Unaccompanied Alien Children” – January 2014 RFP

The following information was uncovered by a friend of McHenry County Blog from a January 29, 2014, Request for Proposal from ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement part of the Department of Homeland Security: “ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is … Continue reading

32 Illegals with Criminal Histories Picked Up in November

McHenry County Blog is the only local source reporting on the number of illegal aliens being picked up in McHenry County. In November, the number of such undocumented aliens with criminal backgrounds was 32, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

38 Criminal Illegals Picked Up in McHenry County in September

McHenry County Blog continues to be the only local publication that thinks the Department of Homeland Security’s Secure Communities program is worth watching. This month, the program Sheriff Keith Nygren joined in April, saw 38 illegal aliens with criminal records … Continue reading

National Sheriff’s Association Supports Criminal Alien Enforcement Programs

Considering people in most counties voted Republican, I guess it’s not much of a surprise that the National Sheriffs’ Association passed a resolution in favor of ridding their jurisdictions of illegal aliens who are criminals. The end of June, at … Continue reading

The Illegal Immigration Issue

I have such mixed emotions on this issue. On the one hand, I have seen the hope in the eyes of a late 20-something mother leading her children with husband bringing up the rear to a meeting in the First … Continue reading

Echo Article about Sheriff’s Mexican Exchange Program Appears

The Daily Herald was stiffed by Sheriff Keith Nygren when he revealed his intention to re-start his Mexican Sister City program exclusively in the Northwest Herald on Sunday. Comments under the article were not what a neutral observer would consider … Continue reading

Planning to Go in Danger’s Way

The Northwest Herald continued its love affair (“Nygren re-election propaganda” is the way one article commenter describes NW Herald coverage) with McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren Monday by featuring his regeneration of the sister cities program with Mexico’s Zacatecas. That’s … Continue reading

Is the Proposed 1,500 Foot TV & FM Radio Broadcast Tower Really a Homeland Security Project?

Why would anyone want to put a structure taller than the Sears Tower in Crystal Lake? One that could broadcast TV and FM radio when most people probably receive their television signals over a cable. And pay $1.67 million an … Continue reading

Is the Proposed 1,500 Foot TV & FM Radio Broadcast Tower Really a Homeland Security Project?

Why would anyone want to put a structure taller than the Sears Tower in Crystal Lake? One that could broadcast TV and FM radio when most people probably receive their television signals over a cable. And pay $1.67 million an … Continue reading