Will Concealed Carry Be a Game Changer for Women and Rapists?

Shortly after the concealed carry bill passed in Springfield with Governor Pat Quinn saying negative things about it, Chicago rape victim Sandra Al-Sakkai held a press conference in Rogers Park to talk about her having been raped. The deadline set … Continue reading

21% of Joliet Youth Center Report Being Sexually Abused, Lowest Abuse Rate, at St. Charles, 5%

The press release below from Just Detention International includes information that the rate of sexual abuse at the recently-closed Joliet Youth Center was 21%. Government Report: Sexual Abuse Still Rampant in Juvenile Corrections Facilities A report by the Department of … 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

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

Algonquin Rapist Convicted

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: ALGONQUIN MAN FOUND GUILTY BY JURY OF AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces today that Andrew Spanier, 58, of Algonquin, was found guilty Friday, … Continue reading

McHenry County Jail Suicide Terrified of Going Back to Joliet

Thomas Puchmelter hung himself in his McHenry County Jail cell last weekend. While the Sheriff’s Office has not released much information. Daily Herald reporter Harry Hitzeman writes that a Freedom of Information request has been filed for the internal investigation … Continue reading

DNA Leads to Plea on Sexual Assault in Crystal Lake Motel Rape, 20 Years Behind Bars

That’s what the following press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney says: CRYSTAL LAKE MAN SENTENCED TO TWENTY YEARS FOR HOME INVASION AND CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Robert J. Minerly, 35, … Continue reading

Some Daily Herald Readers Don’t Think Incarceration of Convicted Solon Mills Teacher Is Enough Punishment

Chuck Keeshan’s Daily Herald article about 53-year old Antioch Upper Grade School teacher Wes Owens, a resident of McHenry County’s far northeastern Solon Mills, has brought some pungent comments from those who think the punishment should be more that incarceration. … Continue reading

No Sexual Assaults Reported Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

Either the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is doing one marvelous job preventing rape and other sexual assaults in prison or employees are not keeping their eyes open. I filed a Freedom of Information request with the new spin-off department … Continue reading

Crime Fighting – Mayor Daley Just Doesn’t Get It

Received the third edition of John Lott’s “More Guns, Less Crime” yesterday. Eight years ago I read the second edition down in Florida before starting my Libertarian Party campaign for Illinois Governor. The book was a real eye-opener then. The … Continue reading

Predator Found Guilty of Threatened Rape of 17 Year-Old Woodstock Girl

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney: CHICAGO MAN FOUND GUILTY OF THREATENING TO RAPE AND KILL SEVENTEEN YEAR-OLD WOODSTOCK GIRL McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis A. Bianchi is pleased to announce that Marcus Sessom was found guilty of … Continue reading