Hultgren Visits McHenry County

Congressman Randy Hultgren reports visiting McHenry County recently. He toured the Lake in the Hills Airport. Village President Russ Ruzanski and Airport Manager Mike Peranich explained Lake in the Hills airport operations to me while we toured the facility. The … Continue reading

Franks Loses Three Races

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ fingerprints haven’t been identified in any of the April 4th contests, but there are three contests where he lost. The first was in his hometown of Marengo. Republican Precinct Committee and Mayor Don Lockhart, … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Sergeant Completes Northwestern University Course

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Sergeant John Koziol graduates from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety Sergeant John Koziol graduates from Northwestern University’s Center for Sergeant John Koziol recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) … Continue reading

Zinke Exoneration Summary Reported by First Electric Newspaper

The First Electric Newspaper’s Editor, Pete Gonigam, got half a loaf in response to this Freedom of Information request and suit yesterday. Gonigam sought a report prepared by Donald Leist about an “investigation clearing former Undersheriff Andy Zinke of violating … 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

First Electric Newspaper Trying to Prove NWH Got Copy of Nygren’s Zinke DEA Tip-off Exoneration Report

The First Electric Newspaper was in Judge Thomas Meyer’s courtroom again Friday trying to pry the Andy Zinke exoneration report out of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren’s hands. Quoting himself, Publisher Pet Gonigan says, “In November the paper editorialized that … 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

Animal Farm at the Sheriff’s Department

Former McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler continues to deliver interesting nuggets at his web site called McHenry County Sheriff’s Race 2014. The most recent post has an Animal Farm echo. Although not naming the Corrections Office in question, Seipler … Continue reading

The First Electric Newspaper’s Case for Making Sheriff’s Department’s Report on Andy Zinke’s Rita Corp. Actions Public

Here’s something to chew on for the weekend. It’s attorney Mary Gardner’s memo on behalf of The First Electric Newspaper‘s attempt to enforce a Freedom of Information request filed for the investigative report by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department’s exonerating … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor Request – Second Verse, Same as the First – with a U.S. Attorney Twist

My battery died last night, so I missed the hearing in which Sgt. John Koziol was asking Judge Thomas Meyer to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Undersheriff Andy Zinke’s alleged misdeed with reference to a Drug Enforcement Administration  probe … Continue reading

John Koziol’s Request for a Special Prosecutor to Probe Andy Zinke in Court Today

McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. John Koziol’s request for Judge Thomas Meyer to name a Special Prosecutor to investigate the charges laid out early last week about Undersheriff Andy Zinke is on tap this morning. If you have not yet read … Continue reading

Andy Zinke Facing Special Prosecutor Request, Ten-Month DEA Probe Revealed to Target July 9, 2012

McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant John Koziol submitted a request that a Special Prosecutor be named to investigate official actions of the man that Sheriff Keith Nygren has put in charge of day-to-day operations, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke. Over a year … Continue reading

“Somebody tipped those ‘Punks’ off!!!”

Want to know why former Democratic Party candidate Dave Bachmann is ticked off at McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren? It’s not because the Nygren family got Homestead Exemptions in both Florida and Illinois. It’s not because Nygren endorsed fellow Republican … Continue reading