Walkup Rolls Out New Palm Card; Franks Emails Photos of It

Republican McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup distributed his new literature at Bill Prim’s Union, Illinois, fundraiser Thursday night. It created something of a stir. The most recent Mike Walkup campaign literature says, So, you think Jack Franks  is … Continue reading

Harrison Settles with NWH Letter Writer He Sued

Sandi Tenglin, an 81-year old widow, wrote a letter to the editor of the Northwest Herald which raised the hackles of then Democratic Party State’s Attorney candidate Jim Harrison. Today the case was settled with the case being dismissed and … Continue reading

Sheriff Bill Prim Sworn In

Newly-elected McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim was sworn in by Chief Judge Michael Sullivan this morning. “All right. Terrific,” he said after the oath was administered. Then he shook his son Hanks’ hand. “Sorry to bring you all out for … Continue reading

Zinke Switches Lawyers in License Plate Look-Up Case

Yesterday, the photo of the Chicago Police Office who lost her job appeared on McHenry County Blog. She looked up the names license plate owners on the official Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) for a Boone County recreational development … Continue reading

Chicago Police Officer Who Ran Plates for FRG Castle Owner Neighbor Loses Her Job

Jennifer Martin, a friend of Fox River Grove Castle owner’s across the street neighbor, has lost her job as a Chicago Police Patrol Officer for using the state license plate data base for non-official purposes. The July 17th vote was … Continue reading

Suit Against Andy Zinke re Illegal Retrieval of License Plate Info Proceeding

Attorney Robert Hanlon has taken and filed a copy of the deposition of McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke in the license plate case.  It is attached to Hanlon’s latest motion in the suit. That suit, in civil court, charges that … Continue reading

Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 3

As an intermission between Republican politicians, the Allegiance Color Guard from Dundee came marching by. Horses pulling a stage coach also added interest. A necessary component of any parade with horses is a place to put any horse apples. The … Continue reading

FRG Castle License Plate Runner Identified as Chicago Policewoman Jennifer Martin

The dispute between the owners of the Bettendorf Castle in Fox River Grove and neighbors Diana and James Durso has been playing out before the City of Chicago Police Board. The Chicago Police Superintendent seeks to dismiss Jennifer Martin from being a Police … Continue reading

New GOP Committeemen Appointed

Here is the first wave of appointments of people to fill precincts where people didn’t run for Precinct Committeeman.  They were appointed on May 19th. By law such appointments are made by the McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman, Sandra … Continue reading

Shoeless Zinke Gets Caught Running Elderly Woman’s License Plate

The following lawsuit against Undersheriff Andy Zinke was filed in Federal District Court today by Sondra Matterness: COMPLAINT Now comes the Plaintiff, SONDRA MATTERNESS, by and through her attorney, Robert T. Hanlon, of The Law Offices of ROBERT T. HANLON … Continue reading

Contested Precinct Committeeman Candidate Sends Out Postcard

Contests for Republican Precinct Committeeman are few and far between. This year there is a repeat of a three-way race in Seneca 1. R Mark Gummerson, who won the seat in 2012 from McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster (also running for … Continue reading

Fox River Grove Castle Owner Wins Federal Suit Against Neighbor Who Took License Plate Numbers and Looked Them Up

Michael Strohl, owner of the castle in Fox River Grove, sued a complaining neighbor across the street named Diana Durso in Federal Court in September, 2011. His complaint is that she took about fifty license plate numbers and had someone … Continue reading

Four Sheriff Deputies Identified as Material Witnesses in Scott Milliman Case Hire Robert Hanlon as Independent Counsel

Both Zane Seipler’s blog and Gus Philpott’s Woodstock Advocate have articles that deserve to be read with regard to the taking of depositions in fired McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Milliman’s wrongful termination suit in Federal Court. Let me point … Continue reading

Melissa Denker Off, Will Parker & Jenna Wing On the Ballot for Republican Precinct Committeeman

Hearings by the McHenry County Officers Electoral Board were held on four challenges to Republican Precinct Committeeman petitions on Tuesday. In Dunham Township, the two candidates challenged each other’s petition legitimacy. The first was a challenge to incumbent Melissa Denker’s … Continue reading