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

Prim Cutting Expenses

During the campaign for Sheriff, Bill Prim consistently told audiences that he intended to cut that department’s budget. Now figures are in for the first seven months on Prim’s administration. “Administration” contains Patrol, Dispatch, Detectives, Civil Process, Records and Administrative … Continue reading