Kim Zinke Arrest Warrant, Indictment Made Public

Apparently, indictments remain hidden from the public until the person indicted is arrested. Woodstock resident Kim Zinke was served with her arrest warrant at the Huntley Police Department last Friday. Judge Michael Caldwell authorized the warrant. He set bond at … Continue reading

One Year Since Kane County Sheriff Put Deputy Kim Zinke on Administrative Leave

It’s been a year since the Kane County Sheriff put Kim Zinke on administrative leave. Then, her salary then was $79.275 or $38.11 per hour for a 40-hour work week. On December 1, 2015, it increased to $81,257. The Lake … Continue reading

Lake & Boone County State’s Attorneys Endorse Patrick Kenneally for McHenry County State’s Attorney

A press release from Partrick Kenneally, running for McHenry County State’s Attorney: Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim and Boone County State’s Attorney Michelle Courier Endorse Patrick Kenneally for State’s Attorney Lake County State’s Attorney, Mike Nerheim, and Boone County State’s … Continue reading

County Board Considering Extra Pay for Vice Chairman Despite Negative State’s Attorney’s Opinon

There are so many good stories to be written about last Thursday’s Finance Committee meeting. Let me do a little one first. The Lake County State’s Attorney has ruled that its County Board’s Vice Chairman cannot receive extra pay, that … Continue reading

Heroin Antidote VIVITROL® to Be Discussed

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court: 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION AND COURT SERVICES HOSTING EDUCATION SEMINAR FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS ON THE OPIOID INTERVENTION DRUG VIVITROL® The 22nd Judicial Circuit, Department of Probation and … Continue reading

Lake County State’s Attorney Decides Not to Indict in Police Shooting of Black Youth

A press release from the Lake County State’s Attorney: Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim Announces Findings and Conclusions in the Investigation of the Officer Involved Fatal Shooting (Lake County, IL May 14, 2015) On April 4, 2015, at … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor Approved for Zinke Case

Filed on May 1st were two documents concerning a search warrant for 3121 Shenandoah Lane in Woodstock. That happens to be the address of “ZINKE ANDREW FURST KIMBERLY,” according to the McHenry County Treasurer. In the first filing, Randi Freese, an … Continue reading

Lake County State’s Attorney Comments on Police Homicide in Zion

While Baltimore undergoes choas, Zion waits in the wings. Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim released the following statement: A Statement from the Lake County State’s Attorney Earlier today, Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd released the autopsy results in … Continue reading

Algonquin Police Chief Russ Laine among Law Enforcement Folks Offering Suggestions for School Safety

A press release from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids: ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS SAY SCHOOL CLIMATE AND METNAL HEALTH ARE THE KEYS TO SCHOOL SAFETY States Attorneys, sheriffs, police chiefs meet with Senator Mark Kirk about preventing gun violence Lake … Continue reading

Lake County State’s Attorney Candidate Bryan Winter Picking Up Township GOP Endorsements

There is no exciting or even boring contest for McHenry County Stat’s Attorney this year, so let’s dip into the one in Lake County. The following press release is from a candidate who actually attended a fund raising event for … Continue reading

County Compares Potential Costs to Benefits and Decides to Pay $275,000 to Bianchi’s and Synek’s Attorneys

Without admitting liability, the McHenry County Board voted 18-3 to pay Terry Ekl and Ernest DiBenedetto $275,000 to settle claims of over $600,000 in legal fees and expenses to defend State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and his assistant Joyce Synek. That … Continue reading

Lake County State’s Attorney Looking into Grayslake School Board Members Campaign Emails

That’s what the Trib Local scribe Andrea Brown is reporting. An official investigation has begun. You may remember that the Special Prosecutors of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi spent $225,000 we know of looking into the alleged use of … Continue reading

8th District Watch – Lake County Sheriff and State’s Attorney Endorse Maria Rodriguez for Congress

It’s tough to find something that is newsworthy at the end of a campaign, but I think Long Grove Village President Maria Rodriguez has managed to do it. She announces today the endorsements of the top two law enforcement officials … Continue reading