Again the Chicago Sun-Times put McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Maureen McIntyre on its front page today.
The article does a good job of tying McIntyre’s ex-husband, with whom she still resides, with the Democratic Machine at the time of the first Mayor Richard Daley.
But the ties are decades old.
And they are to her ex-husband, not to Judge McIntyre.
Now, maybe the ex-husband, who became her “ex” in a Boone County courtroom in what seems to have been a way to protect assets that would have been forfeited had the couple stayed married, is doing something to prejudice the Judge in favor of defendant R.J. Vanecko, the most recent Mayor Richard Daley’s nephew, but that strikes me as unlikely.
The research of the reporters certainly does show mufti-generational relationships between families of State Rep. Dan O’Brien and the Henehans (the family name of the Judge’s ex-husband), but I don’t see the relationship to the case in question.
There is one other connection that is interesting. The Special Prosecutor, Dan Webb, convicted Alderman Paul Wigoda, who had hired McIntyre’s ex-husband Raymond X. Henehan as a traffic investigator for Wigoda’s City Council committee. Henehan resigned a couple of weeks before the indictment was handed down and went to work for IDOT, where Walker patronage guy Vic DeGrazia held sway.