Coroner Anne Majewski Working 80-100 Hours a Week,”Unnatural” Deaths Way Up

At the November 27th, 2017 Law & Government Meeting, McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski requested additional funds from the Special Fund to pay for an increasing number of required autopsies. She reported an increase in “unnatural” deaths in McHenry County … Continue reading

Suicide Prevention Training Program Looks for 25

A press release from the 708 Mental Health Board: MENTAL HEALTH BOARD AND MCHENRY COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMMIMNG The McHenry County Mental Health Board in partnership with the McHenry County Community Foundation is bringing QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide … Continue reading

Suicide Averted on Crystal Lake’s Uteg Street at Hampton Court Apartments

A press release has come from the Crystal Lake Police Department concerning the morning activity on Uteg Street.  It follows: On October 31, 2012, at 9:01 a.m., the Crystal Lake Police were contacted by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center … Continue reading

McHenry County Jail Suicide Terrified of Going Back to Joliet

Thomas Puchmelter hung himself in his McHenry County Jail cell last weekend. While the Sheriff’s Office has not released much information. Daily Herald reporter Harry Hitzeman writes that a Freedom of Information request has been filed for the internal investigation … Continue reading

Attorney General Asks Sheriff to Come Up with Another Reason for Denial of Pagano’s Signature

You may remember that I’ve been trying to get information about the suicide notes that Phil Pagano’s suicide notes. I requested that McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren send me a copy of Pagano’s signature on one of the notes that … Continue reading

Headlines: Tribune vs. Northwest Herald

Take a look at the headline in the Chicago Tribune about Sheriff Keith Nygren’s belated release of Al Jourdan’s 911 call about Phil Pagano’s possible suicide. Then, take a look at the emphasis in the Northwest Herald’s headline. Which do … Continue reading