Winnebago County Purchasing Scandal Results in Seizure of Almost $300,000 from Purchasing Agent’s Bank Accounts

Winnebago County (think Rockford area), which now has fewer people than McHenry County (288,542 to 307,283) has a major county government scandal. It has reached the top of Winnebago County government, resulting in the resignation of its Board Chairman, Scott … Continue reading

Second GOP County Board Chairman Resigning after Federal Probe

First it was Matt Sorensen, the Republican County Board Chairman of McLean County who was indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He resigned from that top job in the Blooming-Normal county. Now the Republican County Chairman of Winnebago County, Scott … Continue reading

The County Officials’ Sweetheart Pension Plan McHenry County Passed Up, Including GA Roll Calls

Yesterday I wrote about how Winnebago County’s board had decided they, as part-time employees didn’t deserve to have pensions. Today, the Sunday Chicago Tribune has a front page article by Christy Gutowski, Joe Mahr and Joseph Ryan entitled, Quite a … Continue reading

Winnebago County Board Drops Pension for Board Members, Invites Other Part-Time Elected Officials to Follow Example

Hard to remember the last time I bought a newspaper on a newsstand. I think it was while we were in West Virginia. Monday, when I was in Belvidere, I saw the Rockford Register-Star story above about the the Winnebago … Continue reading

Winnebago County Moves Forward on Personal Protection Gun Proposal

Channel 39, Fox TV in Rockford, has this story about a public hearing on Winnebago County Board member Randy Olson’s proposal to have the county sheriff deputize citizens so they can use handguns to protect themselves. 175 people packed the … Continue reading

Winnebago County Moves Forward on Personal Protection Gun Proposal

Channel 39, Fox TV in Rockford, has this story about a public hearing on Winnebago County Board member Randy Olson’s proposal to have the county sheriff deputize citizens so they can use handguns to protect themselves. 175 people packed the … Continue reading

Winnebago County Board Might Go McHenry County Board One Better

The McHenry County Board joined 70-some other Illinois counties in passing a resolution opposed to more gun control legislation. In doing so, it broke new ground in the Chicago metropolitan area. It’s probably explained by McHenry County’s being the most … Continue reading