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

Prim Gets 6-Months to See if Fed Jailing Worthwhile

After cutting jail expenses since he took office in December, McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim asked County Board approval to continue housing ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and U.S. Marshal detainees and prisoners for another six months. Wonder Lake’s John … Continue reading

Committee Approves Six-Month ICE Extension

At nine months on the job, Sheriff Bill Prim is asking McHenry County Board permission for a six months longer to decide on whether to keep housing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees in the McHenry County Jail. He gained … Continue reading

Gottemoller Reports on Convention

This was sent to those on the McHenry County Board’s email list: Greetings From the Chairman I recently attended the National Associations of Counties Annual Conference and Exposition. A major theme this year was the need for counties to reduce … Continue reading