Sheriff’s Department’s Business Manager Uses County-Owned Car to Commute To and From Winnebago County

Having been told that the Business Manager for the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department was provided a taxpayer-owned car to commute to and from her home north of Rockford, I asked some questions. In a reply to a Freedom of Information … Continue reading

Bianchi to Represent Nygren in Zinke Exoneration Freedom of Information Case

That was my takeaway from the hearing in Judge Thomas Meyer’s courtroom today. To put it in terms contained in the law book and an Illinois Supreme Court ruling, the lawyer for the Sheriff’s Department is the State’s Attorney. The … 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

Newt Gingrich Featured in Bill Prim Sheriff Fund Raiser

A press release from Bill Prim, one of three 2014 candidates for the Republican nomination for Sheriff to replace retiring Keith Nygren. The other two are Jim Harrison and Andy Zinke. NEWT AND CALLISTA GINGRICH TO HEADLINE BILL PRIM FUND-RAISER … Continue reading

Source Document – Zane Seipler’s Argument that His Case Shouldn’t Be Dismissed for Contempt of Court

A bit more than a month ago Rockford Federal Judge Frederick Kapala gave McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren’s attorney James Sotos and re-instated Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler (who had the audacity to challenge Nygren in the GOP primary after being … Continue reading

Mystery Sheriff’s Department Exposé Blogger Identified as Zane Seipler’s Wife Rose Seipler

In Zane Seipler’s Federal wrongful termination suit, Sheriff Keith Nygren’s attorney, James Sotos, is attempting to gain dismissal because of the posting of confidential case documents from Zane’s home computer. His reasoning is that Seipler deliberately released documents (see them … Continue reading

Point, Counter Point – Sotos, Horwitz Both Request Sanctions – Part 4

Today, we move to the fourth installment on the motion filed by former Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler’s lawyer Blake Horwitz requesting sanctions against McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren for releasing confidential information. This is occurring in Seipler’s Federal wrongful termination … Continue reading

Handcuffed Trespasser, First Identified as Burglar, Captured by CL Police

From the Crystal Lake Police Department: Last night James R Henson escaped from McHenry County Sheriff’s custody while in transport near the area of Terra Cotta Ave at Hillside in Crystal Lake. The subject was taken into custody this morning … Continue reading

Backdooring Sheriff Nygren’s Replacement – Part 4

So what happens if McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren does not quit before it’s too late to put someone on the ballot for the fall 2012 election (before filing begins, during filing or while the GOP Precinct Committeemen still have … Continue reading

Might Zane Seipler Be Contemplating a Run for County Board?

Here’s what’s on former McHenry County Sheriff Deputy Zane Seipler’s web site, “McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Exposed“: What’s Going On Behind Closed Doors with the County Board? I have been hearing some rumors lately regarding the County Board. Complaints to … Continue reading

McHenry County Sheriff’s 1997 Internal Documents Posted on Internet

There is a new blog called “The Real McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Exposed” that has published fifteen pages of an internal investigation. The name of the blog is a take off on former Deputy Zane Seiper’s blog, “McHenry County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

Zane Seipler: You Can Stand Me Up at the Gates of Hell, But I Won’t Back Down

By now you probably know that McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren is appealing his loss of in McHenry County Court at the hands of Associate Judge Thomas Meyer. Hey, it’s other people’s money that’s paying the lawyer’s bill. We McHenry … Continue reading

Also in the “You Can’t Make This Up” Category

First, it’s a Huntley School Board member saying that Tea Party participants are prone to toss Molotov cocktails at Federal buildings. I thought only radical left wingers were trying to scare people away from events like the legislative forum being … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Asks Questions About Sheriff Nygren’s Use of Paid Employees in Parades – Part 2

Yesterday, Part 1 of this story ran on McHenry County Blog. Put in its narrowest context, the question asked by Zane Seipler, the Republican whom incumbent Sheriff Keith Nygren beat in the GOP primary, is “Should a driver of a … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Asks Questions About Sheriff Nygren’s Use of Paid Employees in Parades – Part 1

One of the differences I noticed between the McHenry Fiesta Day Parade entries of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren and Democratic Party challenger Mike Mahon was that Mahon had people walking and Nygren didn’t. One would assume that the uniformed … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Amends His Call for a Special Prosecutor for Sheriff Keith Nygren

One might have thought the campaign ended with the Republican primary victory of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren over Zane Seipler, the deputy Nygren never wants to see in the Sheriff’s Department again. But Seipler’s blog, McHenry County Sheriff’s Department … Continue reading

Republicans at War

In case you haven’t noticed the forces grouped behind McHenry County Sheriff are at war with the forces behind McHenry County State’s Attorney. I have no clue when the war started, but it was manifested in Sheriff Keith Nygren‘s not … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Woods Makes Return Trip to the Hospital

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Woods must have been received bullet fragments wounds worse than folks thought. So far, only Woodstock Advocate—here and here—and McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Exposed—here and here—have run articles.  You can find my first article with … Continue reading

Salaries of McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Supervisors

Considering the front page story in the Northwest Herald last week about there being one supervisor for every three deputies, I thought readers might be interested in what the supervisors get paid. The following information was obtained through a Freedom … Continue reading