Skillicorn Urges End of Former LITH Deputy Police Chief’s Pension, Collection Prison Cost from Proceeds

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Rep. Skillicorn Demands Greater Accountability of Pension Payouts Lake in the Hills, IL… A former LITH Deputy Police Chief, Alan Bokowski, was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison after pleading guilty … Continue reading

Sexual Offender Alan Bokowski Will Continue Getting $7,027 Per Month LITH Police Pension While Imprisoned

Alan Bokowski is an incarcerated sex offender. He pled guilty to sexual assaulting a child between the ages of 13 and 17. He is a retired Deputy Chief of the Lake in the Hills Police Department. As such, he receives a pension. … 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

Barb Wheeler Taking on Abortion, DUI, Jail Pot & Rape

State Rep. Barbara Wheeler skipped the Springfield Inauguration of statewide officials Monday to attend to family affairs. That’s probably why she found time to answer my question as to what she had in mind for her second legislative session. First … 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

Obama Administration Finally Issues Rape Rules for Prisons & Jails

A press release from Just Detention International, which used to be called Stop Prison Rape: FINALLY — NATIONAL STANDARDS TO STOP PRISONER RAPE Nine years after passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 and almost two years … 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

Obama Refuses to Issue Prison Rape Regulations But Finds Time to Promulgate Campus Rape Regs

Eric Holder begins his introductory remarks to U.S. Justice Department web site readers with this statement: “The primary mission of the United States Department of Justice is to do justice. “Our only responsibility it to do the right thing.” If … 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