Five Countywide Elected Officials in IMRF Pension Program, Four Not

Since the subject of Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pensions will be discussed at tomorrow night’s McHenry County Board meeting, I think folks might be interested in seeing which ones are currently participating in pension program.  They follow: Not on the … Continue reading

Jack Franks Seems to Be Saying that If He Can’t Have a Pension as County Board Chairman, No Countywide Officials Should Get One

Appearing apparently from the head of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is a resolution for next Wednesday’s Human Resources Committee that would end pensions for all countywide officials. Franks certainly wants citizens to think that he led, whether he … Continue reading

Chuck Wheeler Asks for Equal Treatment for Republicans

Under member comments at Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting, McHenry’s Chuck Wheeler said the following: Thank you Chairman Franks. A few weeks our governor signed and placed into law the Trust Act.This bill is one of those things that was … Continue reading

Special Meeting Calls Draw More GOP Sponsors

Republicans on the McHenry County Board not under the sway of Democratic Party Board Chairman Jack Franks have filed calls for Special Board Meetings on Thursday after the Committee of the Whole Meeting and the next Tuesday after the Regular … Continue reading

McHenry County State’s Attorney Partick Kenneally Argues TRUST Act Unconstitutional

Here is the motion on McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim’s behalf in the case of the illegal alien Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez now in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Pens Third Article about McHenry County Shortcomings

From Illinois Leaks, a publication of Edgar County Watchdogs: McHenry County -When they get it wrong at the top it goes downhill from there BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – “We have always done it … Continue reading

Sheriff Issues Statement on New “Trust” Act

From McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim: Illinois Trust Act The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office would like to issue the following statement. “We have a public act less than a week old with a sweeping effect that has yet to be … Continue reading

Patrick Kenneally Fundraiser at Three Oaks Recreation Area – Part 2

There was more mingling, but from the photos I took, it appears I was more interested in talking to  McHenry County Board members. Having been told Thursday night that a Request for Qualifications for a firm to seek companies interested … Continue reading

Patrick Kenneally Introduces Political Community to Three Oaks’ Duke’s – Part 1

McHenry County State’s Attorney took his annual fundraiser to Duke’s new restaurant next to the smaller lake at Crystal Lake’s Three Oaks Recreation Area. There was a traffic jam at the entrance of the park. To avoid the $5 parking … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Said to Have Opined County Board Can Eliminate Positions Labeled by Critics as “Patronage Hires”

That’s the hot rumor of the answer to a question that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks asked of McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally. Advice I’ve heard that is given to beginning attorneys: “Never ask a question you don’t … Continue reading

Satus Quo in LITH Sanitary District Case with Judge Leaning Toward Jack Franks’ Position

Sitting through most of the 1:30 Wednesday hearing on whether McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks will be able to control the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District led me to offer, “Congratulation, Jack,” as he walked down the hall. … Continue reading

McHenry County Beats LITH Sanitary District to the Courthouse with Quo Warranto Suit

During public comment at the snippity-snap 17-minute meeting  LITH Sanitary District attorney Derke Price, said a quo warranto suit would be filed against McHenry County. That was after the two Lake in the Hills Sanitary District Trustees appointed to $6,000 … Continue reading

Kenneally Makes Direct Mail Pitch for Contributions

When Lou Bianchi was McHenry County State’s Attorney he held a fundraising dinner every year. Who couldn’t love his jokes? His hand-picked successor, Patrick Kenneally, apparently is taking a different approach. He is just asking for money in a letter … Continue reading

McHenry County SWAT Team Raids 17,000 Square Foot Bull Valley Home, Find Pot & 50-Caliber Machine Gun

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: Multi-Agency Task Force Arrest Two Cannabis Dealers ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Rockford Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Rockford Task Force, McHenry County Narcotics Task Force, Winnebago … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Introduces Therapy Dogs to Ease Criminal Process

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: McHenry County State’s Attorney Offering Therapy Dogs to Victims and Witnesses The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Masonic Association of Service and … Continue reading

Should the Public Be Allowed to See Advice from the State’s Attorney to the County Board about its Relationship with the New Chairman?

Informed listener Ersel Schuster shares her take on the McHenry County Board’s Internal Support and Facilities Committee meeting: 4/12/17 McHenry County’s Internal Support & Facilities (ISF) meeting While listening to the ISF committee meeting audio it was stated that a … Continue reading