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

First Electric Newspaper Awarded $5,000 for Sheriff Keith Nygren’s FOIA Violation

As I pointed out earlier, First Electric Newspaper’s Pete Gonigam’s article of Judge Thomas Meyer’s ruling in his Freedom of Information Suit against Keith Nygren’s Sheriff’s Office is a must read. Gonigam is in line for a $5,000 check from … Continue reading

Must Read: FEN’s “Judge Fines Sheriff’s Office For Withholding Zinke Report”

The Republican primary election for McHenry County Sheriff took place over a year ago, but a blatantly political act by former Sheriff Keith Nygren to protect his chosen successor, Undersheriff Andy Zinke, has resulted in Judge Thomas Meyer’s handing out … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office Spending Less

I asked the Sheriff’s Department to compare expenditures this year with a year ago. Business Manager Sandy Salgado compared expenditures for December, January and through the 20th of February for 2014 and 2015. The amount spent was $1 million less … Continue reading

Pete Gonigam’s Article on Zinke Report Decision

The reporting on Thursday’s court hearing before Judge Thomas Meyer by The First Electric Newspaper Editor and Publisher Pete Gonigam is worth reading. You can find his comments on the Freedom of Information Act case about the former Sheriff Keith … Continue reading

Gonigam Gets Permission to See Summary of Zinke Exoneration Report

Because the sound system is so bad, I can’t be sure what was said in the courtroom of Thomas Meyer Thursday morning. But I think he ruled that the Sheriff’s Office had waived its right to use an excuse in … Continue reading

Masthead Changed at Sheriff’s Office

Below you see the masthead of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department web site shortly after Andy Zinke announced his intention to follow in Sheriff Keith Nygren’s footsteps: Here’s what the masthed looks like now that Bill Prim has taken office: … Continue reading

Undersheriff Andy Zinke Resigns

McHenry County Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and losing candidate (but not by much) to succeed Sheriff Keith Nygren has resigned, effective midnight. An email was sent by John Miller at 12:21 this afternoon. Subject: US Zinke Resignation The Undersheriff tendered his … Continue reading

Second 4th Amendment Suit Against Nygren, et al

A suit filed today by by Crystal Lake’s Pete Sonneville echoes one the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department lost to Jerome and Carla Pavlin. Sheriff’s deputies entered the Pavlin home north of Crystal Lake seeking their son without a search warrant. … Continue reading

Harrison Endorsed by Chicago Tribune for Sheriff

The Chicago Tribune endorsed Jim Harrison over Bill Prim for McHenry County ‘Sheriff. The endorsement is below: Sheriff: The bare-knuckle brawling between State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and Sheriff Keith Nygren is finally coming to an end. Nygren is retiring. The … Continue reading

Nygren Puts Pressure on Employees to Attend $45 Retirement Dinner

McHenry County Sheriff’s Department employees got an email yesterday urging them to attend Sheriff Keith Nygren’s retirement party Thursday night. And, what a deal! Instead of the $60 a person price, Sheriff’s Department employees who buy tickets will only be … Continue reading