Other Entries in CL Parade with Political Overtones

So far, McHenry County Blog has looked at five portions of the Independence Day Parade: Jesse White Jack Franks Patrick Kenneally Democrats Republicans Let’s look at other things with a political tinge. The first I noticed was the squad car … Continue reading

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

County Auditor on Unauthorized Shredding in the Sheriff’s Office

Two days ago, McHenry County Blog reported on the shredding of ten tons of paper by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department during the tail end of Keith Nygren’s term. More details are contained in the following internal following audit findings … Continue reading

Jim Harrison Completes His Conversion from Republican to Independent to Democrat

After the November, 2014, election, I wrote a story asking whether Independent Sheriff’s candidate Jim Harrison was really running for McHenry County State’s Attorney. You can read the article by clicking on its title below: Was Harrison Really Running for … Continue reading

Prim Starting Police Explorers Post at Sheriff’s Department

A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim: Police Explorer Post applications available for new post youth 14-20 years of age, interested in career in law enforcement The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office will be implementing a Police Explorer Post. … Continue reading

Sheriff Bill Prim Endorses Patrick Kenneally for State’s Attorney

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally: Bill Prim, McHenry County Sheriff, Endorses Patrick Kenneally for State’s Attorney Bill Prim, McHenry County Sheriff, announced today that he is endorsing Republican Patrick Kenneally for McHenry County State’s Attorney. Bill … Continue reading

Lake County Sheriff’s Spokesman Running for GOP Committeeman in Cary

Seeing Chris Covelli on the news Wednesday night with regard to the indictment of Fox Lake’s GI Joe’s wife reminded me that I met him at State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s Meet and Greet last week at Crystal Lake Rib House. His … Continue reading

Drug Forfeiture Includes Huntley Real Estate

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi: STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE RECOVERS OVER $30,000 IN DRUG FORFEITURE TO BE USED FOR ABUSE TREATMENT AND EDUCATIONAL Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that in cooperation with the McHenry County … Continue reading

Zinke Seeking Police Chief Job in Rantoul

That’s what the News-Gazette is reporting. His competition is Carpentersville Commander of Records and Administration Erman Blevins. Zinke lives in Woodstock with his wife Kim and children. Both applicants are 47 years old. The article says that since Zinke barely … 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

Sheriff Looking for New Deputies

Must be some retirements in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department because Bill Prim is looking for applicants for Deputy Sheriff. The press release is below: Taking Applications for Sheriff’s Deputies The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for … Continue reading

McHenry & Walworth County Sheriffs to Cooperate More Formally

The following item on the McHenry County Law & Justice Committee agenda on Monday, November 2nd, caught my attention: Resolution Approving a Mutual Aid Agreement Between the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office The resolution says, … 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