Political Aspects of the McHenry County Fair

Thursday afternoon I did my usual walk around the McHenry County Fair looking for things political. It’s an election year, so I was optimistic I would find a lot. The following are listed in order of my sighting them.  I … Continue reading

Five of Six Chicagoland Jails Allow Gideons to Distribute Bibles Cell to Cell

Learned at the County Fair that McHenry County is the only one in the six county area prohibiting the distribution of Bibles on a cell to cell basis. When he heard that, McHenry County Board member John Hammerand said, “That’s … Continue reading

What’s Happening with Scott Milliman’s Wrongful Termination Suit against Keith Nygren?

Here’s an update on what’s going on with former McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Milliman’s wrongful termination suit against Sheriff Keith Nygren, Undersheriff Andy Zinke, Commander John Miller, Lt. Ken Nielsen, Sgt. Steven Schmitt and McHenry County. It was filed … Continue reading

Sheriff Purchasing New Bus for Alien Transport That May End Next Year

Although Sheriff Keith Nygren spent about a half an hour last Tuesday unsuccessfully trying to convince the McHenry County Board that the taxpayers were not losing money on his beloved contract to house illegal aliens, he is still planning to … Continue reading

Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 1

Readers know that my primary reason for attending parades is to look out for political implications. But what gave me the biggest kick was the Crystal Lake Strikers playing “Wipe Out” in front of the First United Methodist Church. There … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Comments on Suit Settlement

The following was received from former Deputy Sheriff and 2010 GOP Primary candidate against Keith Nygren: Since very few “news” entities have asked for my side of the settlement story I have drafted this statement that the McHenry County Blog … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Gets Permission to Dismiss His Wrongful Termination Suit against Sheriff Keith Nygren, et al

At the League of Women Voters’ Candidates’ Forum, County Board candidate Zane Seipler held up loose leaf notebooks the contents of which apparently will not be shared with the public. If you have been wondering, as I have, what’s up … Continue reading