Ethics in Winnebago County

This past weekend I commented on the “anything goes” ethics’ enforcement in McHenry County. But, the contents of an article in the Rock River Times makes the approved of use of county email accounts and offices for political purposes look … Continue reading

State Bonuses for County Officials in Crosshairs of Budget Cutters

What might be characterized as thinly-disguised bribes to keep county officials running for the Illinois General Assembly have come under attack in the Daily Herald in an article by Jack Griffin. Called “stipends,” they are payments to county officials for … Continue reading

Point, Counter Point – Sotos, Horwitz Both Request Sanctions – Part 1

The lawyers in Zane Seipler’s wrongful termination suit make legal moves which stimulate counter moves. As reported previously, Keith Nygren, et al’s attorney, James Sotos, filed paperwork in June in Federal Court charging that Seipler had posted internal documents on … Continue reading

Attorney Blake Horwitz Explains Status of Zane Seipler’s Attempt to Get a Special Prosecutor Named to Probe Sheriff Keith Nygren

The following is from a new page from Zane Seipler’s attorney Blake Horwitz’ law firm’s web site.  Special Prosecutor – Sheriff Nygren The litigation concerning the pending Petition to Appoint a Special Prosecutor can be confusing. This writing is designed … Continue reading

When County Sheriffs and Treasurers Couldn’t Succeed Themselves

There was a time when neither Illinois sheriffs nor treasurers could succeed themselves. In some counties two people traded off.  Treasurer one term, sheriff the next, etc. At an Illinois County Treasurers Association in the late 1960’s, I asked about … Continue reading