Suit Seeking to Force Keith Nygren to Follow Attorney General’s FOIA Recommendation to Release 100-Page Zinke DEA Report Delayed

First Electric Newspaper Editor Pete Gonigam filed a Freedom of Information request with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department seeking documents about the investigation of Undersheriff Andy Zinke’s telling someone whose firm was getting a delivery which was apparently subject of … Continue reading

First Electric Newspaper Learns Undersheriff Andy Zinke Misconduct Exoneration Made by Campaign Supporter Sheriff Keith Nygren

When the announcement was made to the Northwest Herald that Underheriff Andy Zinke had been cleared of wrongdoing when he told a subject about a Drug Enforcement Administration probe, it sounded more than a little fishy. Pete Gonigam, who publishes … Continue reading

The Deputy Sheriff Greg Pyle Story Unfolds – 10 Counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

My guess is that Chicago media will be reporting on the arrest of McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Greg Pyle on, maybe even before, Monday. Ten counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, according to Illinois State Police Spokesperson Monique Bond. … Continue reading

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi Running for Re-Electon

Having been vindicated by not one, but two verdicts of acquittal in Circuit Court, McHenry County State’s Attorney has decided to seek voter approval of his stewardship of the office he first won in 2004. Speaking at his annual fund … Continue reading

Ancel Glink’s March Bill to Grafton Township – Part 7

This article covers the third page of the $18,000.73 bill from the Grafton Township law firm Ancel Glink for services regarding the Separation of Powers suit filed by Supervisor Linda Moore against the four Township Trustees.  We are now on … Continue reading

Attorney General Probing Grafton Township Trustees’ “Back of the Room” Instruction for Photographers and Anyone Videoing or Tape Recording Meetings

After three Grafton Township Trustees passed a motion (Supervisor Linda Moore voting, “No”) to restrict me to the back of the room with my camera, not to mention Moore’s husband David, who unobtrusively videos the meeting from the front row, … Continue reading

State’s Attorney’s Office Says Trustees’ Boycott of Township Meeting Did Not Violate Open Meetings Act; Linda Moore Suggests Deeper Probe

As reported by McHenry County Blog November 12th, the four Grafton Township Trustees who wanted to build a new township hall, but didn’t want to ask the public for permission in a referendum, boycotted a township meeting. Township Supervisor Linda … Continue reading

More on the Marc Munaretto $66,000 Grafton Township Commission Check

Pete Gonigam of the First Electric Newspaper got Marc Munaretto to talk to him about the $66,000 commission paid him by Grafton Township when Supervisor John Rossi and the trustees sold the Grafton Hall to the Grafton Township Road District. … Continue reading

Brent Smith Featured on Crystal Lake Democrat’s Blog

Crystal Lake’s Patrick Murfin writes the blog “Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout”An Eclectic Journal of Opinion, Poetry, and General Bloviating He also ran for Nunda Township Trustee this past spring with running mate Meredith Reid Sarkees. Even though the … Continue reading

Algonquin Tollway Bridge Won’t Relieve Congestion

Motorists won’t flock to a new Bolz Road toll bridge being pushed by area municipal, Kane and McHenry County officials. That’s what a newly released study by Wilbur Smith Associates indicates, according to an Elgin Courier News article by Pete … Continue reading

Algonquin Tollway Bridge Won’t Relieve Congestion

Motorists won’t flock to a new Bolz Road toll bridge being pushed by area municipal, Kane and McHenry County officials. That’s what a newly released study by Wilbur Smith Associates indicates, according to an Elgin Courier News article by Pete … Continue reading

At Least the Algonquin Countryside Noticed

Last Sunday McHenry County Blog posted copies of the five petitions that former Gary Pack assistant state’s attorney Kristen Foley passed for this year’s former assistant state’s attorney Gary Pack challenger Dan Regna. They were notarized by none other that … Continue reading

At Least the Algonquin Countryside Noticed

Last Sunday McHenry County Blog posted copies of the five petitions that former Gary Pack assistant state’s attorney Kristen Foley passed for this year’s former assistant state’s attorney Gary Pack challenger Dan Regna. They were notarized by none other that … Continue reading

Lou Bianchi Cleared by Illinois Attorney General

The weekly Pioneer Press is reporting on its web site today that the Illinois Attorney General’s office, to put it in the words of the headline, “State finds no basisfor Bianchi complaint” McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman and County … Continue reading

Lou Bianchi Cleared by Illinois Attorney General

The weekly Pioneer Press is reporting on its web site today that the Illinois Attorney General’s office, to put it in the words of the headline, “State finds no basisfor Bianchi complaint” McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman and County … Continue reading