County Jail Future on Board Agenda Tuesday

This weekend I pointed out that the McHenry County Board has  a shift of property taxes from business to homeowners in the 2016 Action Plan to be voted on Tuesday. In addition, important questions about the future of the County … Continue reading

County Board to Vote on ICE Jail Contract with No Taxpayer Input; Any Cost-Benefit Study Hidden

Because a vote on a new three-year jail contract with the Federal government will be voted upon by the County Board on Tuesday I am keeping this article on top until the meeting. = = = = = On Tuesday, … Continue reading

Multi-Million Dollar Annual Subsidizing of Fed’s Housing of Illegal Aliens & Others at the McHenry County Jail – Part 2

Yesterday, based on McHenry County Sheriff’s Department figures organized by $60,000 consultant Joseph Summerill, McHenry County Blog pointed out that over a five-year period, Sheriff Keith Nygren’s program to house illegal aliens and prisoners in the McHenry County Jail cost … Continue reading

Multi-Million Dollar Annual Subsidy for Federal Government’s Housing of Illegal Aliens & Others at the McHenry County Jail – Part 1

One of the signature accomplishments claimed by outgoing McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren is the build-out of the unfinished top floor of the jail with the help of $6.5 million in Federal funds. Now, figures from the Sheriff’s Department show … Continue reading

U.S. Marshals and Sheriff’s Office Raid Hebron Home

United States Marshals raided a Hebron home this morning in cooperation with McHenry County Sheriff’s personnel. “It’s still a pending investigation,” Sheriff’s Lt. Andy Zinke told me Friday morning. Zinke is in the Narcotics Division of the Sheriff’s Department. “We’ve … Continue reading

U.S. Marshals and Sheriff’s Office Raid Hebron Home

United States Marshals raided a Hebron home this morning in cooperation with McHenry County Sheriff’s personnel. “It’s still a pending investigation,” Sheriff’s Lt. Andy Zinke told me Friday morning. Zinke is in the Narcotics Division of the Sheriff’s Department. “We’ve … Continue reading