County Settles Case Against Sheriff’s Department for Violating Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Pavlin’s Fourth Amendment Search Protections

You may remember that McHenry County Sheriff’s Department deputies were found by Federal Judge Frederick Kapola to have violated the U.S. Constitutional rights of Dr. Jerome and Carla Pavlin. The Fourth Amendment to be specific. Here’s what that part of … Continue reading

Rockford Federal Judge Refuses to Change Pavlin Verdict Against Sheriff’s Department

“Defendants’ motion to alter judgment is denied.” That’s the summary of the decision rendered by Judge Frederick J. Kapala in the case in which Jerome and Carla Pavlin sued a whole passel of McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputies Jeremy Bruketta Kyle … Continue reading

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Makes Chicago Tribune Story on Drug Sniffing Dogs

The story was a front page one Thursday. The part it played in the article follows: “The McHenry County’s sheriff’s department had the most dog alerts, finding drugs or paraphernalia in 32 percent of 103 searches. In the eight searches … Continue reading

Transcript in Zane Seipler Wrongful Termination Court Hearing – Part 9

Christmas Eve, McHenry County Blog ran the first part of the December 15, 2010, transcript of a Rockford hearing before Magistrate P. Michael Mahoney. December 25th, the second part was published with the third installment published Sunday. Part 4 went … Continue reading

Transcript in Last Zane Seipler Wrongful Termination Court Hearing – Part 7

December 24th, McHenry County Blog ran the first part of the December 15, 2010, transcript of a Rockford hearing before Magistrate P. Michael Mahoney. December 25th, the second part was published with the third installment published Sunday. Part 4 went … Continue reading

Transcript in Last Zane Seipler Wrongful Termination Court Hearing – Part 6

December 24th, McHenry County Blog ran the first part of the December 15, 2010, transcript of a Rockford hearing before Magistrate P. Michael Mahoney. December 25th, the second part was published with the third installment published Sunday. Part 4 went … Continue reading

Transcript in Last Zane Seipler Wrongful Termination Court Hearing – Part 5

December 24th, McHenry County Blog ran the first part of the December 15, 2010, transcript of a Rockford hearing before Magistrate P. Michael Mahone. December 25th, the second part was published with the third installment published Sunday. Part 4 went … Continue reading

Sheriff Keith Nygren, Deputies Sued

Here’s the suit by Jerome and Carla Pavlin of rural Crystal Lake. McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s office dismissed the charges brought by the sheriff’s department last week. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISWESTERN DIVISION JEROME … Continue reading