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

Prim Assigns Deputy’s Death Probe to Outside Agency

A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim: The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office has officially requested that the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team (MIAT) conduct the investigation into the death Monday of Deputy Dwight Maness and MIAT has … Continue reading

Strip Joint Regulation

There aren’t any strip joints in McHenry County right now, but note was made during the Unified Development Ordinance debate by Wonder Lake’s John Hammerand that it language was not good enough. Deputy County Administrator Scott Hartman brought up the … 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

Nygren Bank Statements, etc., from 2006-12 Destroyed

New information finds that the 2006-2012 bank statements, ledgers and support documents were destroyed along with other jail documents. Not to worry though. The destruction was “accidental.” For what it’s worth, that’s not what an anonymous letter to me said, … Continue reading

Algonquin 7 Precinct Results

My precinct is number 7 in Algonquin Township. Going through some stuff, I found the election results from last November’s election. Before I file them I thought I post them. Jim Obeweis won 54% of the vote in Algonquin 7, … Continue reading

Sheriff Nygren’s Campaign Protection of Zinke Costs Taxpayers $78,000

$78,299.96 to be exact. That’s what it will cost taxpayers because former McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren refused to provide information that a decision of the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Division said he should make available under the Freedom … Continue reading

Payment for Zinke FOI Case Near

When former Sheriff Keith Nygren refused to release his report exonerating his Undersheriff Andy Zinke in his dealings with an executive of Rita Corporation, First Electric Newspaper Publisher Pete Gonigam took him to court. Gonigam had an Illinois Attorney General’s … Continue reading

Prim Cutting Expenses

During the campaign for Sheriff, Bill Prim consistently told audiences that he intended to cut that department’s budget. Now figures are in for the first seven months on Prim’s administration. “Administration” contains Patrol, Dispatch, Detectives, Civil Process, Records and Administrative … Continue reading

CL’s Independence Day Parade – 1

Yesterday we looked behind the scenes at political parade participants lining up. Today we’ll look at what was seen. City officials were riding on a float near the beginning. Unfortunately, I was too close to get the whole float. A … Continue reading