Tax Bills and Assessments

With State Rep. Jack Franks about to get lots of publicity about keeping real estate tax bills down, it’s worth looking at the underlying problem. This is the third or fourth article I have written on the subject.  It’s a … Continue reading

Anatomy of the Special Prosecutor’s Lou Bianchi Case for February, 2011

With today’s billings from Quest International, we move into the second month of 2011. Quest is the company selected by McHenry County Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan in his unsuccessful quest to convict McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi of felony … Continue reading

Special Prosecutors Have Filed No New Bills

With the McHenry County on the offensive, Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan has filed no additional bills for his services, those of his assistant Thomas McQueen and investigative firm Quest International. We know the team is still doing stuff, because their … Continue reading

McHenry County Board’s Secret Special Prosecutor Meeting Passes AG’s Muster

It couldn’t be characterized as “transparent,” but the secret meeting the McHenry County Board held on Feb. 14, 2011, to discuss legal bills from Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan doesn’t qualify as “Illegal.’ Former McHenry County Board member Lou Anne Majewski … Continue reading

Homework for the McHenry County Board

Thus far, the McHenry County Board has abdicated it responsibility to review bills submitted from Special Prosecutor. Wednesday, McHenry County Blog posted the most recent bills from Quest International the firm hired to do the field work and computer analysis. … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan’s Bill at $312,259.62 with Three Months’ Outstanding

Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan’s bill for his multi-year investigation of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s alleged misuse of office resources for political purposes took another step Monday when he filed a bill for August through November of last year. … Continue reading