After revealing on its first three pages a Boone County divorce decree in which most family assets ended up in McHenry County Judge Maureen McIntyre’s name despite her lawyer husband’s owing big money, today the Chicago Sun-Times lit into her with an editorial.
Entitled, “Judge pulls fast one,” the opinion piece implies there is an “appearance of impropriety.”
Attorney Robert T. Hanlon came to McIntyre’s defense in a comment under yesterday’s McHenry County Blog story, which would not have been written had she not been assigned the Richard J. Vanecko “heater” case after Cook County judgeds refused to try it.
“As an attorney, I have been before Judge McIntyre on numerous occasions and she has administered the law as I believe she thought proper, even when deciding arguments against my positions.
“The papers and this blog should realize that she will make difficult judgments which is her job. She is not corrupt.
“She is a fair judge.
“In short, Judge McIntyre is not deserving of being the subject of a Chicago witchhunt.
“I’m sure, in the end, her rulings in this very public case will be based on what she believes is right, just and equitable.”
This morning Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass was critical of McIntyre, but I didn’t switch to WLS Radio until he was finishing the topic.