Seipler Request for Special Prosecutor for Sheriff Nygren Drags On, Caldwell Signals Appeal If Approved by Judge

Yesterday’s court hearing before Judge Thomas Meyer on former McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler’s request that a Special Prosecutor be named to probe whether Sheriff Keith Nygren used taxpayer dollars to advance his political ambitions resulted in another delay. … Continue reading

Zane Seipler’s Attorney Seeks Sanctions Resulting from Keith Nygren’s Intervention in Special Prosecutor Case

I’ve gotten some feedback recently that some readers actually like to read the source documents, rather than summaries of them. That approach certainly eliminates most of the bias. In the long-standing case filed when former Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler was … Continue reading

Second Verse, Same as the First – Up to Bianchi Now

The case brought by former Deputy Sheriff and then-candidate for Sheriff Zane Seipler against McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren shortly before the Republican primary election is still dragging on. As I sat through Wednesday’s hearing, the line from Herman Hermits’ … Continue reading

What Judge Thomas Meyer Apparently Doesn’t Care to See

As most McHenry County Blog readers know, former and future (my prediction) McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler is seeking appointment of a Special Prosecutor from Judge Thomas Meyer to probe whether Sheriff Keith Nygren used county taxes to further … Continue reading

Scheduling of Court Cases

Sitting through an hour of Judge Thomas Meyer’s court proceedings before the Zane Seipler Special Prosecutor request case has convinced me that the 22nd Circuit Court Judges should hire a management consultant. Most of the hour was spent re-scheduling cases … Continue reading

Zane Seipler’s 7-Pointed Star Exhibit Showing Its Campaign and Official Use

Below is the exhibit that Judge Thomas Meyer seemed uninterested in at Tuesday’s court hearing to consider whether a Special Prosecutor should be named to investigate whether McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren used taxpayer resources to advance his campaign interests. … Continue reading

Gummerson Allowed to Represent Nygren “As an Individual”

Sheriff Keith Nygren is probably a happy man after the hearing on former Republican primary opponent and Sheriff’s Deputy Zane Seipler’s attempt to have a Special Prosecutor named to probe alleged criminal use of public money to advance Nygren’s campaign. … Continue reading

Sheriff Keith Nygren Appeals Former Deputy & Primary Opponent Zane Seipler’s Third Ruling re Reinstatement

Here we go again. It wasn’t good enough for an outside arbitrator to rule that McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Zane Seipler should get his job back, but be punished with a three-day suspension, just as another Deputy, Jennifer Asplund, had … Continue reading

Sheriff Keith Nygren Hires Mark Gummerson to Defend Him in Zane Seipler’s Special Prosecutor Case

I guess the Thursday Northwest Herald editorial calling for the dismissal of former Republican primary candidate Zane Seipler’s request that a Special Prosecutor be named to investigate whether or not Keith Nygren used taxpayer resources to advance his political agenda … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Beats Keith Nygren in Appellate Court

Earlier this week McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren won a Federal Appellate Court decision because the lawyer handing the case for the plaintiff wrote such a bad brief. Today Nygren lost a State Appellate Court decision because his side of … Continue reading

Attorney Blake Horwitz Explains Status of Zane Seipler’s Attempt to Get a Special Prosecutor Named to Probe Sheriff Keith Nygren

The following is from a new page from Zane Seipler’s attorney Blake Horwitz’ law firm’s web site.  Special Prosecutor – Sheriff Nygren The litigation concerning the pending Petition to Appoint a Special Prosecutor can be confusing. This writing is designed … Continue reading

Zane Seipler’s Case for a Special Prosecutor re Sheriff Keith Nygren’s Using Public Funds for Campaign Purposes to Proceed

“It’s alive.  Very alive,” were the first words out of Zane Seipler’s attorney Blake Horwitz’ mouth as he left the courtroom Friday morning. McHenry County Associate Judge Thomas Meyer ruled that former Deputy Sheriff and GOP primary election candidate for Sheriff … Continue reading

Bianchi, Synek Acquitted of All Charges

The politically motivated trial of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and his assistant Joyce Synek ended in an acquittal for each on all counts. Judge Joseph McGraw, brought in from Winnebago County to try the case, issued the half-hour … Continue reading

Bianchi Writes Seipler Attorney, “with Very Few Minor Exceptions, Our Office Would Not Investigate the Sheriff”

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi has clarified his relationship with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department in a letter to Blake Horwitz, the attorney for former Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler. Read the text below to which I have added paragraphing … Continue reading

“I’m Troubled,” Judge Thomas Meyer Says at Sheriff Nygren Special Prosecutor Trial

The argument advanced by former candidate for McHenry County Sheriff and Deputy Zane Seipler’s attorney Blake Horwitz that State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s refusal to investigate Sheriff Keith Nygren about anything seems to have struck a cord with Associate Judge Thomas … Continue reading

Seipler Uses Bianchi’s Refusal to Investigate Nygren as “New Evidence” for Special Prosecutor

“The McHenry County State’s Attorney maintains a strict policy whereby it will not prosecute or investigate Sheriff Nygren for any reason whatsoever,” jumps out from the first page of the motion to reconsider Judge Thomas Meyer’s denial of former Deputy … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Fends Off Special Prosecutor to Probe whether Sheriff Nygren Used Public Resources for Campaign

Sheriff Keith Nygren won the day in McHenry County Court today as Associate Judge Thomas Meyer pretty much dismissed Zane Seipler’s case seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate whether the Sheriff used public resources to advance his … Continue reading

State’s Attorney’s Office Replies to Zane Seipler’s Motion re Sheriff Keith Nygren

Thursday at 10 before Associate Judge Thomas Meyer Zane Seipler’s attorney Blake Horwitz will face off against Assistant State’s Attorney Donald Leist in a fight about whether Sheriff Keith Nygren will have the same type of scrutiny from a Special … Continue reading

Arguments State’s Attorney’s Office Making to Ward Off Special Prosecutor for Sheriff

Thought you might be in for some heavy reading this morning. Yesterday, Judge Thomas Meyer put off until January Zane Seipler’s case against McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren which charges he used his office for political purposes. You will remember … Continue reading

Sheriff Keith Nygren Dodges Political Bullet

Former Republican primary Sheriff’s candidate Zane Seipler’s attorney Schin Shah was in Judge Thomas A. Meyer’s courtroom yesterday morning. Shah was seeking a trial date prior to the election for consideration of Seipler’s request that a special prosecutor be appointed … Continue reading