Midway Customs Supervisor Gets 46 Months for Getting $1,500 Bribes to Alter Restaurant Illegals Immigration Status

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: FORMER MIDWAY AIRPORT CUSTOMS OFFICER SENTENCED TO 46 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR RECEIVING BRIBES FROM RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES CHICAGO — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervisor at Midway International Airport … Continue reading

MoveOn.org Demonstration in Front of Don Manzullo’s Crystal Lake Office

With the help of MoveOn.org, Nunda Township resident Nancy Peterson organized a demonstration in front of 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo’s Route 14 and Woodstock Street office Wednesday at noon. As of Sunday, when I wrote this story, thirty-five people … Continue reading

Lisa Madigan Sues Huntley “Illegal Immigration Service Provider” who Defrauded Customers of $25,000

A press release from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office: ATTORNEY GENERAL MADIGAN FILES IMMIGRATION FRAUD CASES Madigan Joins FTC Initiative in Combating Immigration Services Scams Chicago – Attorney General Lisa Madigan today filed two lawsuits against Chicago area immigration servicers … Continue reading

Walsh Says Put a Moat with Alligators, If That’s What It Takes to Stop Illegal Immigration

A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh: Congressman Walsh Sends Letter to President Obama in Reaction to Yesterday’s Immigration Speech in El Paso “Border security is national security. It’s not a joking matter.” Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) … Continue reading

Privately-Financed Dream Act Scholarships Draw Palatine Tea Party Ire

The Palatine Tea Party has taken offense at the votes for the Illinois Dream Act by eleven Republican State Senators. The eleven are Althoff, Bomke, Brady, Dillard, Duffy, Tom Johnson, Murphy, Radogno, Sandack, Schmidt, Syverson. Pam Althoff and Dan Duffy … Continue reading

Walsh Pledges Continuous Town Hall Meetings

The “news” at Congressman-Elect Joe Walsh’s first post-election Town Hall meeting in McHenry County was that he would not vote for the compromise tax bill being considered in Congress. But the take-away message was that constituents should expect a lot … Continue reading

Diane Evertsen Mailing Hits Mailboxes

Here’s what Republican County Board candidate Diane Evertsen mailed out just before the election. It’s a yellow post card, almost goldenrod, it appears to me. Evertsen provides her web site address and says, Commonsence, conservative solutions… for a better future … Continue reading

Mike Tryon Publishes Project Vote Smart Questionnaire

My Crystal Lake State Representative Mike Tryon is doing exactly what I would do. He is filling out all sorts of questionnaires and publishing them on his campaign web site. Here it is the latest one, a comprehensive one from … Continue reading

Immigration – Local Thoughts

Thinking about immigration locally, McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren has a win-win potential. He somehow convinced the Northwest Herald to allow him to make a front page pitch to Latino voters the Sunday before last. But, as reported only in … Continue reading

ICE Detainee Search System Unrolled

People will now be able to search for people incarcerated on at least one floor of the McHenry County Jail. It won’t be people arrested for most crimes, however. If a friend or acquaintance gets arrested, you’ll still have to … Continue reading

Federal Government’s Double Standard on Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws

I’m not much into writing about national politics. I’ve only touched upon immigration enforcement by local officials when McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren joined other suburban sheriffs in agreeing to do so. (See April 14, 2010 article entitled, “Nygren to … Continue reading

McHenry County Sheriff’s Candidate Zane Seipler Gives Position on Illegal Immigration

Probably all campaigns have rumors against the opposing candidate or candidates. One Zane Seipler has been getting feedback about is that he favors illegal immigration. So, he has issued the following press release to make his position clear. “Recently a … Continue reading

State GOP’s Immigration Plank Calls for “Front Door” Policy

Another plank in the Illinois Republican Platform adopted at the Decatur convention dealt with immigration. It follows: INSTITUTING A ‘FRONT DOOR’ POLICY ON IMMIGRATION We call on the Federal Government to streamline the task of citizenship for legal immigrants to … Continue reading

State GOP’s Immigration Plank Calls for “Front Door” Policy

Another plank in the Illinois Republican Platform adopted at the Decatur convention dealt with immigration. It follows: INSTITUTING A ‘FRONT DOOR’ POLICY ON IMMIGRATION We call on the Federal Government to streamline the task of citizenship for legal immigrants to … Continue reading

Treading Where No Political Party Dares Step

There’s a new political organization in McHenry County dedicated to immigration reform. It’s called McHenry County Citizens for Immigration Enforcement. The person keeping me in touch is Tom Roti. He sent me, among others, the following email yesterday: Hi Good … Continue reading

Treading Where No Political Party Dares Step

There’s a new political organization in McHenry County dedicated to immigration reform. It’s called McHenry County Citizens for Immigration Enforcement. The person keeping me in touch is Tom Roti. He sent me, among others, the following email yesterday: Hi Good … Continue reading