County Cuts Losses of Housing Federal Prisoners $10 a Day – Part 1

The debate on Tuesday about housing Federal prisoners in the McHenry County Jail started with Law & Justice Committee Chairman Sue Draffkorn trying to set the terms of debate. With regard to the ten-year agreement with the Feds, Draffkorn pointed … Continue reading

Due Diligence Not Evident on Sheriff’s Jail Rental Contract

My master’s degree from the University of Michigan is in Public Administration. I was thinking of what my professors would have said if I had presented what the County Board is being given to justify an increase of $10 a … Continue reading

County Board to Vote on ICE Jail Contract with No Taxpayer Input; Any Cost-Benefit Study Hidden

Because a vote on a new three-year jail contract with the Federal government will be voted upon by the County Board on Tuesday I am keeping this article on top until the meeting. = = = = = On Tuesday, … Continue reading

The Jail Report that the Sheriff’s Department Doesn’t Want the Public to Read

Prior to the election, I filed a Freedom of Information request for the report that Joseph Summerill prepared for the Sheriff’s Office and presented to the County Board. In the comment sections of some of the following articles, many people … Continue reading

Zinke Quoted in Chicago Sun-Times about Charging Only $16 Daily for Cook County Prisoner

None other than McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke is quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times story about Mayor Daley nephew R.J. Vanecko’s paying only $16 a day for the privilege of serving his sentence in McHenry County Jail, instead of Cook … Continue reading

Prim Attacks Zinke

A press release from Bill Prim, one of two candidates for the Republican nomination for McHenry County Sheriff: PRIM: ZINKE STRATEGY IS DENY, DECEIVE AND DELAY Two recent developments in the primary race for McHenry County Sheriff provide evenĀ further evidence … Continue reading

Prim Lists Zinke Vulnerabilities, Zinke Tosses Jail Deficit ICE Ball to County Board

In an almost full McHenry County Conference Center, Sheriff hopefuls Andy Zinke and Bill Prim faced off Tuesday night at a League of Women Voters forum. Drawing the first opening statement, in a calm cadence, former Des Plaines Police Commander … Continue reading