Details of the Judge’s Decision in Scott Milliman Case – His 2014 Deposition

More of Federal Judge Frederick Kapala’s decision that Scott Milliman was not wrongfully discharged by Sheriff Keith Nygren: Milliman’s 2014 Deposition in this Case In his deposition in this case, taken in September 2014, Milliman said that he was not maintaining … Continue reading

Details of the Judge’s Decision in Scott Milliman Case – After His Deposition

From Judge Frederick Kapala’s court decision dismissing former McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Scott Milliman’s suit for wrongful dismissal: Events Following Milliman’s 2010 Deposition After Milliman gave his 2010 deposition, Nygren and his subordinate, defendant Undersheriff Andrew Zinke, received copies of … Continue reading

Details of the Judge’s Decision in Scott Milliman Case – The Zane Seipler Deposition

This is part of Judge Frederick Kapala’s decision against former McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Scott Milliman’s in his suit for wrongful termination. Milliman’s Deposition in the Seipler Case Seven years later, on November 23, 2010, Milliman testified at a deposition … Continue reading

$15,000 Settles 2nd McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren Illegal Search & Seizure Case

Back in October, 2014, right before Sheriff Keith Nygren went out of office, a suit was filed by Crystal Lake’s Pete Sonneville against Sheriff’s Deputies for entering his home on East Crystal Lake Avenue without authorization. You can read the details … Continue reading

County Auditor on Unauthorized Shredding in the Sheriff’s Office

Two days ago, McHenry County Blog reported on the shredding of ten tons of paper by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department during the tail end of Keith Nygren’s term. More details are contained in the following internal following audit findings … Continue reading

Prim Cleans Up Military Surplus Property Mess

Kevin Craver of the Northwest Herald doesn’t use that word in his Saturday article: Some McHenry County agencies returning military surplus vehicles amid increased scrutiny Northwest Herald Several local governments that got vehicles under the previous McHenry County Sheriff’s administration … Continue reading

County Ready to Settle Nygren Freedom of Information Suit re Zinke Report with First Electric Newspaper – $104,000 in Legal Fees

Pete Gonigam, Publisher of the First Electric Newspaper, sued McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nyrgen when the former top cop refused to release the report about an investigation of his Chief Deputy and chosen replacement Andy Zinke. Mary Gardner was Gonigam’s … Continue reading

County Defense Costs on Milliman Wrongful Termination Case Mounting

Former Deputy Sheriff Scott Milliman filed a wrongful termination suit against the Keith Nygren Sheriff’s regime. The lawyer’s fees started for McHenry County in August, 2011. They have been getting higher every month. Most of the legal fees have gone … Continue reading

Nygren Bank Statements, etc., from 2006-12 Destroyed

New information finds that the 2006-2012 bank statements, ledgers and support documents were destroyed along with other jail documents. Not to worry though. The destruction was “accidental.” For what it’s worth, that’s not what an anonymous letter to me said, … Continue reading

$5,000 Fine for Nygren’s “Willful” Refusal to Comply with FOIA Request

According to Pete Gonigam’s article on Thursday’s Freedom of Information Act hearing on attorney’s fees, there was an additional $5,000 fine ordered by Judge Thomas Meyer. It was levied “against the Sheriff’s Office last month for ‘willfully’ withholding the report,” Gonigam … Continue reading

Sheriff Nygren’s Campaign Protection of Zinke Costs Taxpayers $78,000

$78,299.96 to be exact. That’s what it will cost taxpayers because former McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren refused to provide information that a decision of the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Division said he should make available under the Freedom … Continue reading

Payment for Zinke FOI Case Near

When former Sheriff Keith Nygren refused to release his report exonerating his Undersheriff Andy Zinke in his dealings with an executive of Rita Corporation, First Electric Newspaper Publisher Pete Gonigam took him to court. Gonigam had an Illinois Attorney General’s … Continue reading