Class Action Case Against Sheriff Bill Prim over TRUST Act Dismissed by Those Who Filed It

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Immigration Suit vs. Sheriff Prim Dropped by Attorneys for Plaintiff Attorneys who filed a class action immigration lawsuit against McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim and the Sheriff’s Office voluntarily dismissed the … Continue reading

Hebron Guy Arrested for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child Returned to McHenry County

Eaau Ancheyta Hernandez, arrested for predatory criminal assault of a Hebron child, has been returned from Iowa to McHenry County. He was arrested after a ten-day manhunt in Ames, Iowa. He is now in the McHenry County Jail where hiding … Continue reading

Prayer Vigil and March to McHenry County Jail in Support of Detained Immigrants Sunday

That’s pretty much what the flyer passed out at the candidates’ night held by the McHenry County Democratic Party at McHenry County College last night. The request for attendance was from the first speaker, District 5 County Board candidate Carlos … Continue reading

Chuck Wheeler Asks for Equal Treatment for Republicans

Under member comments at Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting, McHenry’s Chuck Wheeler said the following: Thank you Chairman Franks. A few weeks our governor signed and placed into law the Trust Act.This bill is one of those things that was … Continue reading

Jenner & Block Pulls Out of Illegal Alien McHenry County Jail Domestic Battery Case

On Monday, the powerhouse firm of Jenner & Block filed a motion withdrawing its representation of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez, believed by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and ICE to be an illegal alien. The firm filed a 93-page brief Friday, September … Continue reading

Jenner & Block Law Firm Files 93-Page Brief in Support of Release of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez from McHenry County Jail

The prominent Chicago law firm of Jenner & Block has taken over the representation of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez, believed by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department to be an illegal alien. McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim refused to release Macedo-Hernandez, a twenty-some … Continue reading

Expect TV Trucks at the Courthouse Wednesday

Chicago television stations will probably be ringing the Courthouse Wednesday for the results of  Niceforo Hernandez-Macedo’s hearing. The 20-year Crystal Lake resident, a landscaper by occupation, but not an American citizen, was arrested domestic battery, a misdemeanor. Friday, Sheriff Bill Prim … Continue reading

David McSweeney Urges Sheriff Bill Prim to Contact U.S. Justice Department re Illegals

State Rep. David McSweeney has urged McHenry County Sheriff to ask advice from the United States Attorney Jeff sessions with regard to how to react to Governor Bruce Rauner’s signing into law a bill entitled, “The Trust Act.” Sessions opposed … Continue reading

Sheriff Hiring Corrections Officers

From the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Corrections Officer Applications Now Available: Testing is May 27th. Check out our website for more information The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for the position of Correctional Officer. Physical fitness tests … Continue reading

Sheriff Bill Prim Gets Accreditation for County Jail

A press release from the American Correctional Association: McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility Awarded National Accreditation Elias Diggins, Chairperson of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections (CAC), and Bridget Bayliss-Curren, Director of Standards and Accreditation, American Correctional Association recently announced the accreditation of the … Continue reading

More Voters Say Politicians Make False Promises to Get Elected

Look at the following headline from an article published yesterday by Rasmussen Reports in the context of Jack Franks making false promise to cut property tax bills 10%. The article’s first paragraph is below: An overwhelming majority of voters continues … Continue reading

Prim Says Jail Rental Program Exceeding Expectations

At the McHenry County Board meeting, Sheriff Bill Prim revealed that his office is “well on the way to hitting and exceeding our benchmarks” for the rental of jail space to outside agencies, primarily the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency … Continue reading

Keeping the One-Sixth of Prisoners Who Are Mentally Ill Out of McHenry County Jail

The minutes of the January 13, 2016, McHenry County Public Health Committee dipped into the mental health problems of those ending up in the County Jail. The statistics for last year show there were 6,200 individuals detained in our jail … Continue reading

County Jail Future on Board Agenda Tuesday

This weekend I pointed out that the McHenry County Board has  a shift of property taxes from business to homeowners in the 2016 Action Plan to be voted on Tuesday. In addition, important questions about the future of the County … Continue reading

Seeking Applicants for McHenry County Correction Officers

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: MCSO Taking Applications for Correctional Officers The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for the position of Correctional Officer. Testing will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Applications … Continue reading

Jail Contract Up

The McHenry County Board’s Law and Justice Committee has a contract for Correctional Officers before it next Tuesday before the County Board meeting at 9. The cost implications can be seen below: On October 8th the Human Resources Committee will … Continue reading