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

Attorney General Rules McHenry County College May Reveal Walt Packard Percformance Evaluation

The stalling tactics of McHenry County College didn’t work. You may remember that I filed a Freedom of Information request for the performance evaluations of ex-President Walt Packard. You remember him. The one sent packing Feb. 26, 2009 with no … Continue reading

District 155 Freedom of Information Act Appeal – Round 2

In my quest to find out more about what the Crystal Lake Police reported about “…a suspected misappropriation or theft of funds from South High School,” I filed a Freedom of Information Request with District 155 requesting request to provide … Continue reading

McHenry County Blog Wins Freedom of Information Appeal against CL High School District 155

It is so delightful to have some referee other than circuit court for Freedom of Information request appeals. I never appealed to circuit court. I figure I’ve spent enough time in McHenry County courtrooms to last a life time during … Continue reading

Grafton Township “To the Back of the Room” Photographers Motion

Here is the video that David Moore took of Grafton Township Trustee Betty Zirk making a motion to require all photographs, video recordings and tape recordings to be taken from the back of the room. It is Section 14 of … Continue reading