This morning's edition of the www.dirtykeithvsdirtyharry.blogspot.com/ carries an article titled "McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren Ordered the "Assassination" of Political Foe?"
The article asserts that incumbent Republican Sheriff Keith Nygren ordered a man, turned informant, to carry out a hit on David Bachmann, a former funeral director and candidate for McHenry County Coroner in the 2008 elections. The article states that the informant has met with U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and that the informant had gotten his "orders" in October 2009.
I have said from the beginning of my campaign for sheriff of McHenry County that, if Nygren self-destructed far enough in advance of the November 2 General Election, I'd have a good chance of being elected.
Readers will remember that on September 17, 2009, I filed a report against Sheriff Nygren with the Woodstock Police Department, after Nygren, driving a white unmarked Tahoe with standard Illinois passenger-car license plates, pulled in alongside me in the far end of the Jewel-Osco parking lot, refused to acknowledge a friendly wave or greeting, and sat for 30 seconds and glared at me. After that he backed out and drove away.
When a man, who would be expected to be armed, pulls in alongside me and acts in an irrational manner, I am not letting that pass without a police report. No one should. Was he coming unraveled, even then?
About that time he closed on a high-priced home in Cape Coral and agreed to a clause in his mortgage contract that he would use it as a "second" home. Within three months his wife had become a Florida resident by registering to vote and then she filed for a Florida homestead exemption, which can only be claimed on a primary (not a second) residence. That got him in hot water in McHenry County, because they were claiming the homestead exemption on their Hebron residence.
If I recall correctly, Home State Bank loaned him about $698,000 on a house priced at $620,000 (and now possibly worth only about $380,000). When HSB found out that the Nygren had violated the mortgage terms, if he did, did it amend or cancel the contract and call the loan? I wonder what the Feds would have to say about that bank loan now.
Early in 2007 a $100 Bounty on me was offered within the sheriff's department. In January 2007 I received a phone call that a rollcall announcement had been made that any deputy could pick up an easy $100 by writing me a ticket for anything. I was given the name of the commanding officer who ordered it. I can't say that I blame the caller for not risking his job to be a witness at the time.
Go to www.dirtykeithvsdirtyharry.blogspot.com/ right away and read today's article.