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

Prying the Jail Cost Numbers from the Locked Down Sheriff’s Department

Municipal bond analyst Steve Wilson left the following message under the first part of my report of the McHenry County Board debate about the $10 increase for housing Federal prisoners: How much are we losing each day per prisoner? I … Continue reading

County Board Replies to Alleged Open Meetings Act Violation

Here’s the April 14, 2011, letter that McHenry County’s Freedom of Information Office John Labaj sent to the Public Access Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. One would presume that the blacked out parts were visible in the original … Continue reading

Eleven Months after Winning Appellate Court Case Deputy Bob Schlenkert Remains Unpaid

Almost eleven months ago, McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Robert Schlinkert won an Appellate Court decision putting him back to work. The decision came just three days after oral arguments indicating the justices thought Schlinkert had a pretty good case. Periodically, … Continue reading