LITH Smoke Shop Owner Arrested for Selling Pot

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Lake in the Hills Business Owner Arrested A Lake in the Hills business owner and another man appeared in court Tuesday on charges relating to their arrests December 22 for selling marijuana … Continue reading

Dirty Hebron Cop Gets Four Years

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: FORMER HEBRON POLICE OFFICER RYSZARD KOPACZ SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED POSSESSION OF STOLEN FIREARMS AND OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Ryszard Kopacz, 32, of … Continue reading

Smuggling Cook County Jail Guard Pleads Guilty

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Former Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Marijuana and Alcohol into Cook County Jail CHICAGO — A former Cook County Corrections Officer admitted in federal court today that he smuggled marijuana, tobacco … Continue reading

Legislature Decriminalizes Marijuana – Roll Calls

The Illinois Senate followed in the footsteps of the Illinois House when it voted to decriminalize the possession of the equivalent of twenty-five cigarette-sized marijuana blunts. Most McHenry County legislators went along with the crowd. In the House, the following … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Taking on Abortion, DUI, Jail Pot & Rape

State Rep. Barbara Wheeler skipped the Springfield Inauguration of statewide officials Monday to attend to family affairs. That’s probably why she found time to answer my question as to what she had in mind for her second legislative session. First … Continue reading

Proposed County Zoning Ordinance Makes It Harder to Site a Church Than Marijuana Facilities

I have not read the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) being considered by the McHenry County Board, but member John Hammerand has. He turned up an anomaly that caught my interest. Looking at summary pages, he discovered that it is harder … Continue reading

The First Electric Newspaper’s Case for Making Sheriff’s Department’s Report on Andy Zinke’s Rita Corp. Actions Public

Here’s something to chew on for the weekend. It’s attorney Mary Gardner’s memo on behalf of The First Electric Newspaper‘s attempt to enforce a Freedom of Information request filed for the investigative report by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department’s exonerating … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Department Freedom of Information Games

It was the discovery of more marijuana growing in the Hebron area in a press release issued by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department that reminded me of the August 2008 and August 2009 discoveries of three pot fields, some of … Continue reading