McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi has withdrawn his motion asking Judge Thomas Meyer whether a Special Prosecutor should be appointed to investigate whether criminal charges should be filed against County Board members who signed certificates saying the position “normally require[s] performance for a least 1,000 hours in a twelve month period…”
Filed by Norm Vinton on Biachi’s behalf, the motion notes that the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund’s Executive Director Louis Kosiba’s staff was still auditing the County Board with the cooperation of its staff.
Because of the ongoing nature of the audit, the appointment of a Special Prosecutor would be “premature.”
Also mentioned is that it would result in two governmental entities duplicating the work.
“Should the IMRF audit not resolve the issues between the individual County Board members and IMRF,” the motion says the request for a Special Prosecutor maybe reinstated.