General Assembly Technology Gains Derision from Woodstock Advocate

Gus Philpott, publisher of Woodstock Advocate, has been watching the General Assembly in action recently. You can, too. Look here. The last days of the session are particularly busy and often run late into the night. And what do visitors … Continue reading

The Deputy Sheriff Greg Pyle Story Unfolds – 10 Counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

My guess is that Chicago media will be reporting on the arrest of McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Greg Pyle on, maybe even before, Monday. Ten counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, according to Illinois State Police Spokesperson Monique Bond. … Continue reading

Philpott Beats Nygren

Acting as his own attorney, Woodstock Advocate blogger Gus Philpott prevailed Wednesday in Magistrate P. Michael Mahoney against McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren lawyer. James Sotos, Nygren’s attorney in former Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler’s wrongful termination suit, sent his associate … Continue reading

“Vote the Recumbent, Not the Incumbent”

I don’t know which is the bigger story: Green Party candidate Rich Whitney’s coming to McHenry County or the Northwest Herald’s finally covering a 2010 gubernatorial appearance in McHenry County Let’s start with Whitney. I made it to the Woodstock … 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

Gus Philpott’s Excellent Question

In an article on his Woodstock Advocate entitled, When did Trustees decide to sue Supervisor? Philpott’s opening paragraphs are just intriguing: In an update to this morning’s article about the Grafton Township’s Trustees’ filing a lawsuit against Township Supervisor Linda … Continue reading

Blog v. Blog Comment Mud Fight

A while ago, McHenry County Blog took note that the blog Dirty Keith vs. Dirty Harry had something of a counterpart in The Diametrical Woodstock Advocate Alas, former Democratic candidate for McHenry County Coroner David Bachmann’s frequent updates have not … Continue reading

McHenry County Sheriff’s Race – Blog v. Blog

As I pointed out September 11th, former McHenry County Coroner candidate Dave Bachmann created an anti-Sheriff Keith Nygren blog. It’s called “Dirty Keith vs. Dirty Harry” It’s an electronic whispering campaign. At least that’s what it reminded me of when … Continue reading

Big Lakewood Sports Complex at Routes 176 and 47, Ancillary Uses in Second Phase

After the McHenry County Board’s Finance Committee meeting, Chairman Marc Munaretto answered some questions. One of them concerned how the allocation of Federal Stimulus Bonds for McHenry County was $27.5 million, but that there were about to be $33 million … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Challenging Keith Nygren for McHenry County Sheriff

The McHenry County Sheriff’s race just got more interesting. July 29th, Gus Philpott announced he was running for sheriff on the Green Party Ticket. Now, former sheriff’s deputy Zane Seipler, a resident of Woodstock, has announced his candidacy for the … Continue reading