Board Candidates Answer Whether McHenry County Should Keep ICE Detention Center

One of the questions at the October 11th McHenry County League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night was whether candidates supported the used of the Jail as an ICE detention center. First to answer was Democrat Carlos Acosta. He said it … Continue reading

To Way Back Land – Clauson Pickles’ Refusal to Hire English Speakers

A article in the Chicago Sun-Times about the conflict between Latino and black workers at a Chicago food factory took me back to the 1970’s recession during Governor Dan Walker’s single term in office . I was a freshman legislator. … Continue reading

McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim Off Hook in ICE Detention Situation Stimulated by Bruce Rauner’s Signing Santuary State Bill

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: Last Remaining “Illinois Trust Act” Legal Action Dissolved A civil suit against McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim alleging unlawful incarceration was dropped Wednesday, putting an end to the protracted litigation … Continue reading

Class Action Case Against Sheriff Bill Prim over TRUST Act Dismissed by Those Who Filed It

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Immigration Suit vs. Sheriff Prim Dropped by Attorneys for Plaintiff Attorneys who filed a class action immigration lawsuit against McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim and the Sheriff’s Office voluntarily dismissed the … Continue reading

McHenry County State’s Attorney Partick Kenneally Argues TRUST Act Unconstitutional

Here is the motion on McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim’s behalf in the case of the illegal alien Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez now in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT … Continue reading

Jenner & Block Law Firm Files 93-Page Brief in Support of Release of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez from McHenry County Jail

The prominent Chicago law firm of Jenner & Block has taken over the representation of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez, believed by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department to be an illegal alien. McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim refused to release Macedo-Hernandez, a twenty-some … Continue reading

Expect TV Trucks at the Courthouse Wednesday

Chicago television stations will probably be ringing the Courthouse Wednesday for the results of  Niceforo Hernandez-Macedo’s hearing. The 20-year Crystal Lake resident, a landscaper by occupation, but not an American citizen, was arrested domestic battery, a misdemeanor. Friday, Sheriff Bill Prim … Continue reading

David McSweeney Urges Sheriff Bill Prim to Contact U.S. Justice Department re Illegals

State Rep. David McSweeney has urged McHenry County Sheriff to ask advice from the United States Attorney Jeff sessions with regard to how to react to Governor Bruce Rauner’s signing into law a bill entitled, “The Trust Act.” Sessions opposed … Continue reading

Sheriff Issues Statement on New “Trust” Act

From McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim: Illinois Trust Act The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office would like to issue the following statement. “We have a public act less than a week old with a sweeping effect that has yet to be … Continue reading

GOP Legislators Urge Rauner to Veto Sanctuary State Bill

From the follwoing Republican legislators: Representative Allen Skillicorn, Representative David Allen Welter, Representative John Cabello, Representative Tom Morrison, Senator Kyle McCarter, and Senator Jim Oberweis all urge Governor Bruce Rauner to veto the Sanctuary State Bill, Senate Bill 31. Governor … Continue reading

ICE Catches 2003 Stateville Escapee

A press release from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement: ICE arrests Mexican fugitive in Atlanta wanted for escape from Illinois prison ATLANTA – A Fugitive Operations Team assigned to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) … Continue reading

CL Woman Gets Over Four Years for $1.1 Million in Fraudulent Income Tax Refunds, Scheme Involved McHenry, Marengo and Popular Grove Folks, One to be Deported

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Crystal Lake Woman Sentenced to 55 Months in Federal Prison for Mail Fraud ROCKFORD — A Crystal Lake woman was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala … Continue reading

Prim Says Jail Rental Program Exceeding Expectations

At the McHenry County Board meeting, Sheriff Bill Prim revealed that his office is “well on the way to hitting and exceeding our benchmarks” for the rental of jail space to outside agencies, primarily the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency … Continue reading

C’ville Sham Marriage Arranger, Then Customs Officer, Convicted

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Kane County Woman Convicted of Witness Tampering for Hindering a Federal Investigation into Sham Marriage CHICAGO — A Kane County woman was convicted of witness tampering today for impeding a wide-ranging federal … Continue reading

Committee Approves Six-Month ICE Extension

At nine months on the job, Sheriff Bill Prim is asking McHenry County Board permission for a six months longer to decide on whether to keep housing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees in the McHenry County Jail. He gained … Continue reading

Contractor Doesn’t Pay Union Wages, Indicted for Cheating Benefit Funds

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Former President of Chicago Construction Company Indicted in $1.9 Million Union Fraud Scheme CHICAGO — The former president of a Southwest Side construction company paid off-the-books cash wages to workers and under-reported … Continue reading