Crystal Lake’s McHenry County Associate Judge Gordon Graham, who is running for the Republican nomination for circuit court judge, will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the charges that taxpayer resources were used in McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s campaign for re-election.
The charges, first floated anonymously by former McHenry County Republican Central Committee Bill LeFew, then, admitted publicly when his cover was blown. Needless to say, LeFew was a main backer of Bianchi primary opponent Dan Regna.
Here is McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s statement:
“I welcome the Court’s decision to allow an independent review of the false allegations leveled by my political opponents. In fact, I initiated the public disclosure of this matter when I discovered the theft of over 5,000 sensitive documents from my office computer.
“I am satisfied that this matter will be aired in the proper forum – a courtroom – instead of irresponsible and false statements by my political opponents to the media.
“I will fully cooperate with this investigation, just as I did with the previous investigation.
“My only regret is that these politically motivated and spurious allegations may detract unduly from the good work the men and women of my office perform every day to protect the citizens of McHenry County.”