Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Protecting County Assets

The loyalty and concern of employees of the McHenry County Sheriff's Department is amazing. There are many good workers there who are dedicated to protecting and serving (not deflecting and swerving).

Concern has been expressed to me that there could be considerable theft of County property over the next six months and also shredding of documents, so that a new sheriff will not have access to records. Gee, what might embarrass anyone connected with the current regime?  (How long would that list be?)

The Illinois Open Records Act has important words to say about preservation of records. Documents cannot be shredded "just because".

If anyone at the MCSD observes documents' growing legs and walking out the door or being shredded, he or she should immediately contact the Illinois State Police and the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.

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