29-Year Old McHenry Man Nabbed by FBI and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Gets 17 Years for Child Porn

A press release from the U.S. Attorney: McHENRY MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 17 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES ROCKFORD — A McHenry, Ill. man was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala to 210 months in federal … Continue reading

Miller Road District Credit Card Info Not Available Until June 1st

I filed a Freedom of Information Request for the reward point pages of a number of American Express Premium Credit Card statements with the Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik. A week delay was requested and granted. Now I have received … Continue reading

Just in Case the FBI Comes Calling re Algonquin Township

Anyone who follows FBI investigations should know that lying to agents can have serious consequences. Consider the national news today: It is also common knowledge that those who cooperate early on in an investigation tend to get less punishment for … Continue reading

FBI Investigating Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller

In yesterday’s article by the Northwest Herald about the misdeeds of former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller, it was written that the reporter had seen boxes of documents marked.”FBI.” Subsequently, Illinois Leaks’ Kirk Allen, having been referred by McHenry … Continue reading

FBI Notified of Possible Social Media Threat to Prairie Ridge High School

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: Crystal Lake Police Investigate Suspicious Incident On October 4th , 2016, Crystal Lake Police received a report of a suspicious incident involving a posting on social media. Within the comment of the … 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

Dirty Hebron Cop Gets Four Years

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: FORMER HEBRON POLICE OFFICER RYSZARD KOPACZ SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED POSSESSION OF STOLEN FIREARMS AND OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Ryszard Kopacz, 32, of … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Gets Permission to Dismiss His Wrongful Termination Suit against Sheriff Keith Nygren, et al

At the League of Women Voters’ Candidates’ Forum, County Board candidate Zane Seipler held up loose leaf notebooks the contents of which apparently will not be shared with the public. If you have been wondering, as I have, what’s up … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Says Greg Pyle Used an Email Address in FBI Affidavit for Harrassment

From a comment under the article about the FBI Agent’s affidavit that lead the McHenry County Sheriff Sergeant Greg Pyle’s arrest: [email protected] That is one of the e-mails that Pyle used to send me threats and meaningless rantings when he … Continue reading

Evidence That Judge Might Consider When Sentencing Former McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Pyle

A funny thing happened in Rockford’s Federal Courthouse Friday. That was the day I went over to cover the plea bargain of former McHenry County Sgt. Greg Pyle.  (You can read the story here.) After the trial, I discovered that … Continue reading

The Terrorist Trash Can Bombing Planned for Rockford’s Cherry Vale Mall in 2006

With the location of the Boston Marathon bombs assumed to have been trash cans, I thought readers might be interested in what FBI Agent Jared Ruddy said about Black Muslim Derrick Shareff’s plan to bomb Cherry Vale Mall in 2006. … Continue reading