Harvard’s Milk Day Day Parade with Emphasis on Politics – Part 2

Harvard’s Milk Day Parade was Saturday. I was there looking for election tea leaves. What I saw in the first part of the parade can be found here. Another Democrat came next. He is Dennis Anderson, the minority party’s second-time … Continue reading

Parent of Soldiers Finds Fault with Harrison Memorial Day Petitioning

The following came from a parent of soldiers who attended the Crystal Lake Memorial Day Service in Crystal Lake: I attended the Crystal Lake’s Memorial Day Parade and very moving ceremony at the cemetery. As a friend and I were … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Department Civilian Employess Getting 3% Raises, Retroactive Pay

The Law and Justice Committee is considering a resolution that will replace a collective bargaining agreement with civilian employees of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department that expired on December 1, 2012. The contract was negotiated between the Illinois Fraternal Order … Continue reading

Opaqueness of the Sheriff’s Department

“Opaque” is the opposition of “transparent,” right? Every month the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department makes a report to the County Board. I looked at the April report. Right on top is a summary of activity for the Corrections Division. Take … Continue reading

How to Get More Ethical McHenry County Employees

There was an column by Rex Huppke in the Chicago Tribune Monday that might suggest a use for the empty cells in the McHenry County Jail. And there are more empty cells than was reported by the Administration in the … Continue reading

Prying the Jail Cost Numbers from the Locked Down Sheriff’s Department

Municipal bond analyst Steve Wilson left the following message under the first part of my report of the McHenry County Board debate about the $10 increase for housing Federal prisoners: How much are we losing each day per prisoner? I … Continue reading