Sheriff Hiring Corrections Officers

From the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Corrections Officer Applications Now Available: Testing is May 27th. Check out our website for more information The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for the position of Correctional Officer. Physical fitness tests … Continue reading

Rauner Signs Bill He Hopes Will Cut Prison Population by 25 Percent

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Governor Rauner Signs Legislation to Improve Illinois’ Criminal Justice System Legislation includes parts of recommendations by the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner today, joined … Continue reading

Andersson Appointed to Prison Panel

A press release from Congressman Steve Andersson: Andersson Appointed to Behavioral Health Prison Diversion Commission Representative Steve Andersson (R-Geneva) was recently named to the Behavioral Health Prison Diversion Commission. The appointment is effective immediately, and Andersson will join with other … Continue reading

Rauner Appoints Virginia Man Head of Corrections

It might be shake-up time in the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed an outsider to be Director: Governor appoints new IDOC Director CHICAGO — Governor Bruce Rauner announced today he has selected Donald Stolworthy, 54, of … Continue reading

Another Sheriff’s Department Corrections Official Out

Paperwork for another McHenry County Sheriff’s Department official that has left since Sheriff Bill Pirm took office has surfaced. It’s for Harvard’s Daniel Sedlock, Chief of Corrections.  He was being paid at the annual rate of $130,233.  The paperwork started … Continue reading

Finally, Testing Incoming Inmates for HIV

More than 20 years ago, State Rep. Penny Pullen was pushing for inmates to be tested for HIV upon incarceration. She was even willing to settle for testing upon release. Why? In the hope that those in prison might be … Continue reading

Tryon Reports on Busy Legislative Week including Health Benefit Revision for Retired State Employees

An email from Mike Tryon: Friends, It is our busiest time of the year in Springfield, and I would like to provide you with an update of the key items that were discussed and/or voted on last week: State Retiree … Continue reading

Upping Inmate Co-Pays Will Bring Unintended Consequences, Unforeseen Potential Savings

State Rep. Emily McAsey, a Democrat from Lockport, thought she had a good idea. And what does a relatively new legislator do with a new idea…especially if you are a lawyer, as McAsey is? You have it drafted into a … Continue reading