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

Sheriff Seeks Volunteers

A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim: Citizen Police Academy Applications Available The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its 11-week Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA). The class will run every Wednesday starting September 9, 2015, with graduation set … Continue reading

Must Read: FEN’s “Judge Fines Sheriff’s Office For Withholding Zinke Report”

The Republican primary election for McHenry County Sheriff took place over a year ago, but a blatantly political act by former Sheriff Keith Nygren to protect his chosen successor, Undersheriff Andy Zinke, has resulted in Judge Thomas Meyer’s handing out … Continue reading

Details on Huntley Drug Raid

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: One Million Dollar Bond Set for Significant Drug Dealer after Search Warrant in Huntley A Huntley man living a luxury lifestyle, along with his wife and three other persons, were charged Wednesday … Continue reading

Winner of Sheriff’s Association Scholarship

A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim: Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Award Announced Congratulations to Rebecca Bove, from McHenry, IL, who was awarded a $500 Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship through the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. Rebecca will be attending the … Continue reading

Sheriff’s 911 Personnel Gain Certificates

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Communications Division Supervisors Receive National Certifications Recently, Communications Division Supervisors Bud Hicks and Brian Knop received their Emergency Number Professional (ENP) certifications with the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). This certification shows … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office Spending Less

I asked the Sheriff’s Department to compare expenditures this year with a year ago. Business Manager Sandy Salgado compared expenditures for December, January and through the 20th of February for 2014 and 2015. The amount spent was $1 million less … Continue reading