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

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

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

Diane Evertsen Mailing Hits Mailboxes

Here’s what Republican County Board candidate Diane Evertsen mailed out just before the election. It’s a yellow post card, almost goldenrod, it appears to me. Evertsen provides her web site address and says, Commonsence, conservative solutions… for a better future … 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

41 More Illegal Aliens with Criminal Backgrounds Picked Up in McHenry County

Forty-one more illegals have been placed in the custody of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department in the month of August. I asked the Sheriff’s Department to tell me which law enforcement agencies picked up the undocumented criminals, but was told … Continue reading