Skillicorn Introduces Bill to Set Up Dedicated Sexual Harassment Phone Line in Attorney General’s Office

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: SKILLICORN INTRODUCES BILL FOR DEDICATED PHONE LINE TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT MAINTAINED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CRYSTAL LAKE, IL—As bills go to die in Rules Committee, so too apparently complaints went to … Continue reading

Another Democrat–Sharon Fairley–Announces Run for Attorney General, Jack Franks Stops Talk about Candidacy

Capitol Fax prints the press release from Sharon Fairley announcing her candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination for Attorney General. Yesterday, McHenry County Board Chairman rolled up any potential run for the office by telling the Northwest Herald and the … Continue reading

Details on Huntley Drug Raid

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: One Million Dollar Bond Set for Significant Drug Dealer after Search Warrant in Huntley A Huntley man living a luxury lifestyle, along with his wife and three other persons, were charged Wednesday … Continue reading

Child Porn Reproduction Arrest in McHenry

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: McHenry Resident Arrested for Reproduction of Child Pornography As a result of an investigation into the downloading of Child Pornography, Todd W. Britton, 32, was arrested for Possession of Child Pornography and … Continue reading

Attorney General Investigating Whether Transportation Committee Meeting Met Open Meetings Act Requirements

The Illinois Attorney General notified McHenry County late yesterday afternoon that it is investigating whether the County Board’s Transportation Committee operated within the limitations of the Open Meetings Act at its September 3rd meeting on Randall Road. The question was … Continue reading

Hanky Panky at the Courthouse

Yesterday, I attended the Transportation Committee meeting of the McHenry County Board. That was where the Committee voted 3-2 to approve dropping the Continuous Flow Intersection in favor of a more conventional, yet innovative for Illinois, approach of three left … Continue reading

Nunda Township Loses Freedom of Information Appeal on Senior Bus Audit

At the request of Deputy County Administrator John Labjai (now retired), McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer performed an audit on Nunda Township’s senior bus program. It was financed with a grant administered by McHenry County.  Federal and state money was … Continue reading

GOP Candidate for Attorney General Against Lisa Madigan at County Fair Late Thursday Afternoon

A press release from the campaign of Republican candidate for Illinois Attorney General Paul Schimpf: PAUL SCHIMPF TO ATTEND MCHENRY COUNTY FAIR WOODSTOCK, IL – Republican Attorney General Candidate Paul Schimpf will be attending the McHenry County Fair on Thursday, July … Continue reading

Could the Feds Do More to Clean Up the Illinois Corruption Problem?

Considering that local State’s Attorneys seem to be hamstrung when they go after fellow officeholders, perhaps my title is too harsh. After all, throughout my lifetime, it has been pretty much the U.S. Attorney’s Office and newspapers that have gone … Continue reading

When an “External” Audit Is an “Internal” Audit

If the Federal government audits a grant given to the State of Illinois, wouldn’t you consider than an “external” audit? How about when the Illinois Auditor General was auditing all the RTA contracts with providers of mass transportation? Would you … Continue reading

Nunda Township Road Commissioner Hiding Audit of Senior Bus Services

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer conducted an audit of the grant to the Nunda Township Road Commissioner for Senior Bus Service. Since County government was responsible for awarding the money, it seems appropriate that the Auditor should see if it … Continue reading

Greg Pyle No Longer on Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

McHenry County Blog published this reference to McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Greg Pyle’s membership on the Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force: “In a recent interview with Detective Gregory Pyle of the McHenry County Sheriff’s department, I learned … Continue reading

McHenry County Board’s Secret Special Prosecutor Meeting Passes AG’s Muster

It couldn’t be characterized as “transparent,” but the secret meeting the McHenry County Board held on Feb. 14, 2011, to discuss legal bills from Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan doesn’t qualify as “Illegal.’ Former McHenry County Board member Lou Anne Majewski … Continue reading

Lisa Madigan Sues Huntley “Illegal Immigration Service Provider” who Defrauded Customers of $25,000

A press release from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office: ATTORNEY GENERAL MADIGAN FILES IMMIGRATION FRAUD CASES Madigan Joins FTC Initiative in Combating Immigration Services Scams Chicago – Attorney General Lisa Madigan today filed two lawsuits against Chicago area immigration servicers … Continue reading

To the Back of the Room for Photo Taking and Recordings at Grafton Township Meetings

Just as whites were more privileged than blacks on Montgomery Alabama, buses, those trying to video or audio tape and photograph Grafton Township meetings seem to be now less equal than print reporters with pencil and pad. The Public Access … Continue reading

Attorney General Investigating Possible McHenry County Board Open Meetings Act Violation

The Public Access Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office is looking into a complaint about a possible violation of the Open Meetings Act on February 15, 2011. “We have determined that further inquiry into this allegation is warranted,” wrote … Continue reading

Sheriff Loses Freedom of Information Appeal about SWAT Training for Eric Woods

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Department has lost an April 29, 2010, appeal filed by McHenry County Blog to obtain SWAT training records for Deputy Eric Woods. Under the decision, received yesterday from Assistant Public Access Counselor Matthew C. Rogina, the … Continue reading