If you want to read the Sunday Chicago Tribune’s story on McHenry County Republican politics, you can find it here.
The article explores the political aspects of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s indictment.
Amy Dalby attorney Wes Pribla observes,
“The issue would have died if Bianchi hadn’t gone after Dalby,”
which is probably correct.
I am quoted like this:
“…the ‘old boy network’ didn’t like a newcomer state’s attorney who bucked the old system of letting defense attorneys plead cases to lesser penalties.
“The establishment is trying to purge a state’s attorney they can’t control.”
State Rep. and McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Mike Tryon disagrees that politics are involved.
Making the argument that “this indictment is politically motivated” is Bianchi attorney Terry Ekl. That part of the article reads,
“Bianchi came under fire in part, Ekl and others say, because he upset defense attorneys by taking criminal cases to trial rather than letting defendants plead to lesser charges.
“The number of trials, the office reported, went from 5 in 2004 to 49 last year, and the number of subpoenas and summons rose steadily from 313 in 2004 to 1,729 in 2008, showing more aggressive prosecutions and investigations by Bianchi, Ekl said.”
And, added later Sunday morning, here is the top of the Tribune article: