Woodstock’s Francis Sanchez Cops Plea in $7 Million Ponzi Scheme

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: McHENRY COUNTY BUSINESSMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO $7 MILLION FRAUD ROCKFORD — A Woodstock, Ill., man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Rockford to conducting a $7 million mail fraud scheme. Francis … Continue reading

Deported Illegal Mexican a Sex Offender

32-year old Orlando Tapia-Fonseca, the illegal alien from Mexico who was sentenced to 41-months in Federal prison and, then, a second deportation, was convicted in Brown County, Wisconsin, in 1998 of second degree sexual assault on a child. He got … Continue reading

Rockford McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Revelations Move to Woodstock Courthouse in Call for Special Prosecutor

December 15, 2010, there was a Rockford court hearing in which 15-year McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Milliman’s sworn deposition testimony was discussed in Zane Seipler’s wrongful termination case against the Sheriff’s Department. Now the arena moves to Woodstock where … Continue reading

Marijuana to Chicago by the Railroad Carload

Now the Mexican drug lords are bringing marijuana into Chicago by the train. Whole cars filled with marijuana. It is really hard to comprehend such a large scale operation. The U.S. Attorney’s press release is below: U.S. SEIZES NEARLY 11 … Continue reading

Mexican Sister City Visitors in Woodstock Monday

Big doings locally Monday and Tuesday as Sister City representatives from Mexico’s Guadalupe and its state government, Zacatecas visit Woodstock, Carpentersville and Marengo. President of Guadalupe Rafael Flores Mendoza and Zacatecas Governor Miguel Alejandro Alonso Reyes head a delegation that … Continue reading

Feds Target $7 Million Woodstock-Based Ponzi Scheme

The Ponzi schemes being uncovered by the U.S. government are getting closer to home. This case had assistance from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office and is based in Woodstock: TWO McHENRY COUNTY BUSINESSMEN INDICTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES FOR DEFRAUDING … Continue reading

The Illegal Immigration Issue

I have such mixed emotions on this issue. On the one hand, I have seen the hope in the eyes of a late 20-something mother leading her children with husband bringing up the rear to a meeting in the First … Continue reading

Echo Article about Sheriff’s Mexican Exchange Program Appears

The Daily Herald was stiffed by Sheriff Keith Nygren when he revealed his intention to re-start his Mexican Sister City program exclusively in the Northwest Herald on Sunday. Comments under the article were not what a neutral observer would consider … Continue reading