Some Daily Herald Readers Don’t Think Incarceration of Convicted Solon Mills Teacher Is Enough Punishment

Chuck Keeshan’s Daily Herald article about 53-year old Antioch Upper Grade School teacher Wes Owens, a resident of McHenry County’s far northeastern Solon Mills, has brought some pungent comments from those who think the punishment should be more that incarceration. … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Deputy Arrests Trystan Weeks for Not Registering as a Sex Offender

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Department won’t reveal where in McHenry County Registered Sex Offender Trystan Weeks was arrested without my filing a Freedom of Information request. The McHenry County State’s Attorney announced Weeks indictment for failure to register Thursday. His … Continue reading

Sex Abuser Convicted after Plea for Forgiveness Prompts Charges

The following press release was received from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. There’s an interesting twist to this case. The man was in prison for bank robbery and went to his niece, now in her 20′s, after getting out … Continue reading

Jack Franks to Enter Pat Quinn Revolving Prison Door Political Scandal

Never let it be said that McHenry County’s State Representative Jack Franks (D-Marengo) doesn’t have a good eye for what will attract media attention. Think of his four-year fight to get cheaper prescription drugs for seniors. Think of his many … Continue reading

Former Union Man Sentenced to 23 Years+ in Federal Prison for Online Enticement of 13-Year Old Girl to Engage in Sexual Activity

Here’s a press release that just arrived from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: McHENRY COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 280 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ENTICING 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY CHICAGO – A McHenry County man was sentenced to more … Continue reading