On March 4 the McHenry County Sheriff's Department announced a program with Nixle to send certain messages electronically to County residents.
In its press release, MCSD said, "With Nixle; the Sheriff’s Office can provide you with up-to-date information on emergency alerts, important advisories, community updates, and traffic information, impacting the areas near you by cell phone, e-mail, and on the web."
On October 14 MCSD announced through Nixle a new jail training program for inmates, in which Aramark will train about a dozen low-risk inmates in Kitchen Services.
Now, let's see; in which category (above) does such an announcement fall?
emergency alerts? No
important advisories? No
community updates? No
traffic information? No
That announcement was a purely politically-based announcement. Nygren was trying to boost his ratings with the voters, and he used a County-maintained tool to do so.
Too bad we don't have an Inspector General here in McHenry County Government or an Interal Affairs Division at the Sheriff's Department.