“Unaccompanied Children” Crossing Mexican Border May End Up in Illinois

A press release from Congressman Randy Hultgren: Hultgren Concerned Illinois Targeted for Receiving Influx of Immigrant Border Children Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today issued a statement on the situation involving an influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children … Continue reading

Multi-Million Dollar Annual Subsidizing of Fed’s Housing of Illegal Aliens & Others at the McHenry County Jail – Part 2

Yesterday, based on McHenry County Sheriff’s Department figures organized by $60,000 consultant Joseph Summerill, McHenry County Blog pointed out that over a five-year period, Sheriff Keith Nygren’s program to house illegal aliens and prisoners in the McHenry County Jail cost … Continue reading

Multi-Million Dollar Annual Subsidy for Federal Government’s Housing of Illegal Aliens & Others at the McHenry County Jail – Part 1

One of the signature accomplishments claimed by outgoing McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren is the build-out of the unfinished top floor of the jail with the help of $6.5 million in Federal funds. Now, figures from the Sheriff’s Department show … Continue reading

Does New Federal Budget Put Sheriff’s ICE Floor Funding in Jeopardy?

Gannett Newspapers has an article today that makes me wonder if continued funding from the Federal government to McHenry County to house illegal aliens will be forthcoming at the past levels. The new budget cuts “about 25 percent — from … Continue reading

McHenry County Number One in Uninsured Children

“McHenry County has the highest percentage of uninsured children in Illinois.” That’s what is written next to the map created by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) concerning its findings about those without health insurance (private or government) in Illinois. … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Web Site Massively Improved

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the County’s IT Department deserve a hefty “at-a-boy” for the web site update. Sheriff Keith Nygren and Undersheriff Andrew Zinke are featured on the masthead of the opening web page. For the first time, … Continue reading

Illegal Alien Sentenced for $480,000 Unemployment Comp Fraud

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CHICAGO MAN SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR DEFRAUDING ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHICAGO — A Chicago man was sentenced today to three years in federal prison for engaging … Continue reading

Will McHenry County Jail Have Competition for Federal Illegal Immigrant Money?

The crown jewel in McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren’s crown is the top floor of the McHenry County Jail. Constructed by a County Board that thought McHenry County’s criminal population would grow, it was not built out until Nygren came … Continue reading

Mexico-United States Border Fence Film Being Shown in Woodstock Friday

A press release from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Woodstock: Woodstock Church to Screen Film on Controversial Border Fence Woodstock–The film The 800 Mile Wall will be shown on Friday November 11, 2011, at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist … Continue reading

Midway Customs Supervisor Gets 46 Months for Getting $1,500 Bribes to Alter Restaurant Illegals Immigration Status

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: FORMER MIDWAY AIRPORT CUSTOMS OFFICER SENTENCED TO 46 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR RECEIVING BRIBES FROM RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES CHICAGO — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervisor at Midway International Airport … Continue reading

Walsh Attacks President’s “Backdoor Amnesty”

A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh: Rep. Walsh Statement on President Obama’s Backdoor Amnesty Plan “This new policy encourages breaking our sovereign laws and creates uncertainty for those seeking to become U.S. citizens.” FOX LAKE – Congressman Joe Walsh … Continue reading

Walsh Says Put a Moat with Alligators, If That’s What It Takes to Stop Illegal Immigration

A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh: Congressman Walsh Sends Letter to President Obama in Reaction to Yesterday’s Immigration Speech in El Paso “Border security is national security. It’s not a joking matter.” Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) … Continue reading

Deported Illegal Mexican a Sex Offender

32-year old Orlando Tapia-Fonseca, the illegal alien from Mexico who was sentenced to 41-months in Federal prison and, then, a second deportation, was convicted in Brown County, Wisconsin, in 1998 of second degree sexual assault on a child. He got … Continue reading

Repeat Mexican Illegal Alien Off to Federal Pen after Being Found in McHenry County

The following press release details how a Mexican criminal was sent back to his homeland, but returned. Now he is going to Federal prison. The interesting part of the release to me is the reference to his having been found … Continue reading

Rockford McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Revelations Move to Woodstock Courthouse in Call for Special Prosecutor

December 15, 2010, there was a Rockford court hearing in which 15-year McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Milliman’s sworn deposition testimony was discussed in Zane Seipler’s wrongful termination case against the Sheriff’s Department. Now the arena moves to Woodstock where … 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

Walsh Pledges Continuous Town Hall Meetings

The “news” at Congressman-Elect Joe Walsh’s first post-election Town Hall meeting in McHenry County was that he would not vote for the compromise tax bill being considered in Congress. But the take-away message was that constituents should expect a lot … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office Gets 42 More Illegal Aliens with Criminal Records Off the Street in October

As usual, I asked the number of undocumented aliens that were detained in McHenry County during October, 2010, under the Secure Communities program of the Department of Homeland Security. And (drum roll) the number of criminal illegals is “42 conversions … Continue reading