Prim Says Jail Rental Program Exceeding Expectations

At the McHenry County Board meeting, Sheriff Bill Prim revealed that his office is “well on the way to hitting and exceeding our benchmarks” for the rental of jail space to outside agencies, primarily the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency … Continue reading

C’ville Sham Marriage Arranger, Then Customs Officer, Convicted

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Kane County Woman Convicted of Witness Tampering for Hindering a Federal Investigation into Sham Marriage CHICAGO — A Kane County woman was convicted of witness tampering today for impeding a wide-ranging federal … Continue reading

473 Illegals Went from County Jail to ICE over 53-Months

With national media talking about President Barack Obama thinking hard about using Executive Branch powers to address immigration reform, I asked the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to provide information about the number of people who went from the County Jail … Continue reading

Sheriff Purchasing New Bus for Alien Transport That May End Next Year

Although Sheriff Keith Nygren spent about a half an hour last Tuesday unsuccessfully trying to convince the McHenry County Board that the taxpayers were not losing money on his beloved contract to house illegal aliens, he is still planning to … Continue reading

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

DHS Memo on “Unaccompanied Alien Children”

When Congressman Randy Hultgren sent out his press release on the probable settlement in Illinois of unaccompanied children crossing the Mexican border, it mentioned a memo from the U.S. Department of Human Services. I asked for a copy. You can … Continue reading

“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

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

McHenry County Board Members Hold Illegal Meeting on Reapportionment, Attorney General Rules

Kevin Craver is reporting in the Northwest Herald that five McHenry County Board members conducted an illegal meeting. The five made sure that the majority of a committee were not in the room at the same time. The committee in … Continue reading