Sheriff Purchasing New Bus for Alien Transport That May End Next Year

Although Sheriff Keith Nygren spent about a half an hour last Tuesday unsuccessfully trying to convince the McHenry County Board that the taxpayers were not losing money on his beloved contract to house illegal aliens, he is still planning to … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Web Site Massively Improved

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the County’s IT Department deserve a hefty “at-a-boy” for the web site update. Sheriff Keith Nygren and Undersheriff Andrew Zinke are featured on the masthead of the opening web page. For the first time, … Continue reading

Illegal Alien Sentenced for $480,000 Unemployment Comp Fraud

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CHICAGO MAN SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR DEFRAUDING ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHICAGO — A Chicago man was sentenced today to three years in federal prison for engaging … Continue reading

Mexico-United States Border Fence Film Being Shown in Woodstock Friday

A press release from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Woodstock: Woodstock Church to Screen Film on Controversial Border Fence Woodstock–The film The 800 Mile Wall will be shown on Friday November 11, 2011, at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist … Continue reading

Midway Customs Supervisor Gets 46 Months for Getting $1,500 Bribes to Alter Restaurant Illegals Immigration Status

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: FORMER MIDWAY AIRPORT CUSTOMS OFFICER SENTENCED TO 46 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR RECEIVING BRIBES FROM RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES CHICAGO — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervisor at Midway International Airport … Continue reading

Walsh Attacks President’s “Backdoor Amnesty”

A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh: Rep. Walsh Statement on President Obama’s Backdoor Amnesty Plan “This new policy encourages breaking our sovereign laws and creates uncertainty for those seeking to become U.S. citizens.” FOX LAKE – Congressman Joe Walsh … Continue reading

Repeat Mexican Illegal Alien Off to Federal Pen after Being Found in McHenry County

The following press release details how a Mexican criminal was sent back to his homeland, but returned. Now he is going to Federal prison. The interesting part of the release to me is the reference to his having been found … Continue reading

32 Illegals with Criminal Histories Picked Up in November

McHenry County Blog is the only local source reporting on the number of illegal aliens being picked up in McHenry County. In November, the number of such undocumented aliens with criminal backgrounds was 32, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office Gets 42 More Illegal Aliens with Criminal Records Off the Street in October

As usual, I asked the number of undocumented aliens that were detained in McHenry County during October, 2010, under the Secure Communities program of the Department of Homeland Security. And (drum roll) the number of criminal illegals is “42 conversions … Continue reading

Diane Evertsen Mailing Hits Mailboxes

Here’s what Republican County Board candidate Diane Evertsen mailed out just before the election. It’s a yellow post card, almost goldenrod, it appears to me. Evertsen provides her web site address and says, Commonsence, conservative solutions… for a better future … Continue reading

38 Criminal Illegals Picked Up in McHenry County in September

McHenry County Blog continues to be the only local publication that thinks the Department of Homeland Security’s Secure Communities program is worth watching. This month, the program Sheriff Keith Nygren joined in April, saw 38 illegal aliens with criminal records … Continue reading

Nygren Locks Up 42 Criminal Illegals in July

The number of people turned over to ICE by Keith Nygren’s McHenry County Sheriff’s Department during July was forty-two. That’s forty-two more criminals off the street. Nygren entered the Homeland Security Department’s Secure Communities program, along with other collar county … Continue reading

National Sheriff’s Association Supports Criminal Alien Enforcement Programs

Considering people in most counties voted Republican, I guess it’s not much of a surprise that the National Sheriffs’ Association passed a resolution in favor of ridding their jurisdictions of illegal aliens who are criminals. The end of June, at … 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

Planning to Go in Danger’s Way

The Northwest Herald continued its love affair (“Nygren re-election propaganda” is the way one article commenter describes NW Herald coverage) with McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren Monday by featuring his regeneration of the sister cities program with Mexico’s Zacatecas. That’s … Continue reading