Leist Throws Zinke Under the Bus

At the hearing yesterday on The First Electric Newspaper’s Pete Gonigam’s Freedom of Information suit against the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, I’m told that former departmental Legal Counsel Donald Leist “threw [Andy] Zinke under the bus.” My source, who was … Continue reading

Five of Six Chicagoland Jails Allow Gideons to Distribute Bibles Cell to Cell

Learned at the County Fair that McHenry County is the only one in the six county area prohibiting the distribution of Bibles on a cell to cell basis. When he heard that, McHenry County Board member John Hammerand said, “That’s … Continue reading

What’s Happening with Scott Milliman’s Wrongful Termination Suit against Keith Nygren?

Here’s an update on what’s going on with former McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Milliman’s wrongful termination suit against Sheriff Keith Nygren, Undersheriff Andy Zinke, Commander John Miller, Lt. Ken Nielsen, Sgt. Steven Schmitt and McHenry County. It was filed … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Comments on Suit Settlement

The following was received from former Deputy Sheriff and 2010 GOP Primary candidate against Keith Nygren: Since very few “news” entities have asked for my side of the settlement story I have drafted this statement that the McHenry County Blog … Continue reading

Opaqueness of the Sheriff’s Department

“Opaque” is the opposition of “transparent,” right? Every month the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department makes a report to the County Board. I looked at the April report. Right on top is a summary of activity for the Corrections Division. Take … 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 Cuts Losses of Housing Federal Prisoners $10 a Day – Part 2

John Hammerand, the County Board member who first pointed out (twelve months ago) that the county was losing big bucks by housing Federal prisoners, spoke next: “You cannot manage what we don’t measure. “I’m thinking of [the need to] swear … Continue reading