Blago’s Chief of Staff John Harris Follows in Footsteps of Eugene Debs in Being Incarcerated at McHenry County Jail

When I was serving as County Treasurer in this Old Courthouse on the Woodstock Square I heard that Eugene Debs was not locked up all the time he spent in Woodstock County Jail, which is attached to the Courthouse, that Debs was seen out and about.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich’s Chief of Staff John Harris will serve his ten days behind bars at the McHenry County Jail.

The Robinson Library has this about Eugene Debs’ time in Woodstock:

“When Debs and other ARU leaders refused to back down, they were arrested for failing to comply with a federal court injunction; they subsequently spent six months in the McHenry County Jail, in Woodstock, Illinois.”


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