NW Herald Endorses Jung, Rein in District 5, Aavang, Schuster in District 6

The Northwest Herald completed its endorsements for McHenry County Board today. In District 5, incumbent Republican John Jung and last election’s primary winner Michael Rein, who lost to Democrat Paula Yensen, were endorsed.  Zane Seipler, who ran against Sheriff Keith … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Reacts to Daily Herald’s Non-Endorsement for County Board

Posted on McHenry County Board candidate’s Facebook page is the following: The Daily Herald did not endorse me. Not very surprised. The following quote is taken from the paper’s endorsement article: District 5 A pair of inexperienced newcomers, Woodstock chiropractor … Continue reading

Wrongful Death Suit against Zane Seipler & Other Sheriff’s Deputies Dismissed

This is decision by Federal Court Judge Frederick Kapala concerning a wrongful death suit by a man killed during a call by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department. On a 2006 Wonder Lake domestic dispute call, then-Deputy Zane Seipler shot a … Continue reading

Having Fought McHenry County Corruption for Six Years from the Outside, Zane Seipler Seeks County Board Seat to Continue the Fight from the Inside

I’ve just gotten a copy of the campaign literature of former McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Zane Seipler. He is positioning himself as an outsider who has fought corruption in the Sheriff’s Department. Jung was beaten by Yensen, but he returned … Continue reading

Two Gubernatorial, AG and State Treasurer Candidates Speak to McHenry County Republican Reformers’ Rally

I’ve been to a lot of Republican Party functions since I came back from Washington to run for McHenry County Treasurer in the spring of 1966. The meeting at the Woodstock VFW Thursday night, however, had more energy than any … Continue reading

Contested Precinct Committeeman Candidate Sends Out Postcard

Contests for Republican Precinct Committeeman are few and far between. This year there is a repeat of a three-way race in Seneca 1. R Mark Gummerson, who won the seat in 2012 from McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster (also running for … Continue reading

Zane Seipler’s “Back in the Saddle” of His Sheriff’s Race Blog

I don’t know whether it was a post from commenter Fukoku Kyohei or not, but former Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler, who is running for County Board, is again writing articles on his blog, “McHenry County Sheriff’s Race 2014.” Fukoku Kyohei claimed … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Continuing His Fight To Expose “the Culture of Corruption and Cover-up” in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office

A message from former McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Zane Seipler, stimulated by Federal Judge Frederick Kapala’s court order. Last night I was informed by my lawyer of the monetary sanctions that were imposed by the Federal Court. Needless to … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Ordered to Pay $240,500 for Trial Misconduct

Here is the order that Judge Frederick Kapala issued on Friday: ORDER Defendants’ bill of costs [447] is accepted in part and rejected in part. In accordance with this court’s previous order [446], plaintiff is hereby directed to pay $240,499.66 … Continue reading

Four Sheriff Deputies Identified as Material Witnesses in Scott Milliman Case Hire Robert Hanlon as Independent Counsel

Both Zane Seipler’s blog and Gus Philpott’s Woodstock Advocate have articles that deserve to be read with regard to the taking of depositions in fired McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Milliman’s wrongful termination suit in Federal Court. Let me point … Continue reading

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi Sues “John Doe,” aka, “Fukoku Kyohei,” for Defamation & False Light

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi has filed suit in Federal Court against “John Doe” for defamation and false light. Bianchi seeks to learn the identity of frequent McHenry County Blog commenter “Fukoku Kyohei.” “Fukoku” has been a prolific commenter, … 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: ILRattlesnake@gmail.com. That is one of the e-mails that Pyle used to send me threats and meaningless rantings when he … Continue reading

Sheriff Nygren Loses Effort to Make Public Psychological Evaluation That Office Marked Confidential

In the wrongful termination suit filed by fired McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Scott Milliman, Sheriff Keith Nygren and Undersheriff Andy Zinke have for some reason been trying to make a doctor’s evaluation of Milliman’s suitability to be on duty public. … Continue reading

Skeleton in Zinke’s Closet

Zane Seipler’s blog about the McHenry County Sheriff’s race is a place I keep checking, even though he does not update it daily. The latest article, entitled “Discrepancies,” is ostensibly about the incompleteness of the replies of Freedom of Information … Continue reading

Zane Seipler’s Blog about Andy Zinke Seems to Find More Evidence of Politicking on Taxpayers’ Dime

If Undersheriff Andy Zinke is posting on his campaign Facebook page during office hours, does that mean he is violating the law? By firing Zane Seipler for a second time, the Keith Nygren-Zinke team have provided Seipler with a lot … Continue reading

Sheriff Keith Nygren Fires Zane Seipler for the Second Time, Attorney Says Seipler Will Get His Job Back Again

The Northwest Herald is reporting and McHenry County Blog has confirmed that McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren has fired Deputy Zane Seipler for the second time. Seipler ran unsuccessfully against Nygren in the 2010 Republican primary election. The firing explains … Continue reading

Former Deputy Scott Milliman’s Case against McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren

Crystal Lake’s Scott Milliman wasn’t happy at all that McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren fired him for testifying under oath in former (new re-hired) Deputy Zane Seipler’s wrongful termination suit. Milliman, contends in a May 29th filing: Excessive force [is] … Continue reading