Judge McGraw’s Statement on Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen – 6 – Prosecution Designed to Embarrass & Subject Lou Bianchi to “Scorn and Ridicule”

On January 3rd, Winnebago County Chief Judge Joseph McGraw delivered his opinion in the indirect contempt of court prosecution of Thomas McQueen by Terry Ekl. Judge McGraw found McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen not guilty in his criminal prosecution … Continue reading

Judge McGraw’s Statement on Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen – 5 – Prosecution “Beyond the Pale”

On January 3rd, Winnebago County Chief Judge Joseph McGraw delivered his opinion in the indirect contempt of court prosecution of Thomas McQueen by Terry Ekl. Judge McGraw found McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen not guilty in his criminal prosecution … Continue reading

Judge McGraw’s Statement on Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen – 4 – Withheld Evidence

On January 3rd, Winnebago County Chief Judge Joseph McGraw delivered his opinion in the indirect contempt of court prosecution of Thomas McQueen by Terry Ekl. Judge McGraw found McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen not guilty in his criminal prosecution … Continue reading

Judge McGraw’s Statement on Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen – 3 – Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence

On January 3rd, Winnebago County Chief Judge Joseph McGraw delivered his opinion in the indirect contempt of court prosecution of Thomas McQueen by Terry Ekl. Judge McGraw found McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen not guilty in his criminal prosecution … Continue reading

Judge McGraw’s Statement on Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen – 1 – Brady Material Defenses Rejected

On January 3rd, Winnebago County Chief Judge Joseph McGraw delivered his opinion in the indirect contempt of court prosecution of Thomas McQueen by Terry Ekl. Judge McGraw found McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen not guilty in his criminal prosecution … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor Tom McQueen – Honest Mistakes or Willfull Withholding of Evidence?

The two-day trial of McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen wrapped up yesterday. Wednesday was dedicated to the presentation of evidence by volunteer prosecuting attorney Terry Ekl that McQueen had deliberately withheld exculpatory evidence in the criminal trials of McHenry … Continue reading

Prosecution of Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen Withstands Directed Verdict Motion for Dismissal

Arising out of the two criminal prosecutions of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi for official misconduct, among other charges, was a motion by Bianchi to hold Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen in indirect criminal contempt of court. Prosecuted by Bianchi … Continue reading

Lou Bianchi’s Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen’s Trial for Indirect Contempt of Court Wednesday

It’s been a long time coming, but McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen goes to trial before Winnebago Chief Judge Joseph McGraw in his Winnebago County Courthouse Courtroom Wednesday at 9 AM. The saga began, some believe, when Dan Regna … Continue reading

Tribune Covers State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s Effort to Have Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen Held in Contempt of Court

Don’t know how I missed it, but I did. Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune had an article about McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s efforts to have Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen held in contempt of court. Tribune reporter Bob McCoppin points … Continue reading

Bianchi Argues that Judge Should not Replace Joseph McGraw in Contempt of Court Motion Against McQueen & Quest

Terry Ekl, attorney for vindicated McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, argues in filing below against Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen’s motion that another judge should not replace trial Judge Joseph McGraw when his contempt of court motion is considered. You … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen Asks for New Judge for Contempt of Court Motion

Here is what Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen has filed in the contempt of court action sought by McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, the man he indicted, but could not convict on criminal charges. … Continue reading

Focusing on Lou Bianchi’s Motion to Hold Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen, et al, in Contempt of Court – Part 2

  This is a continuation of what is in McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s motion for contempt of court against Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen and Quest investigators Robert Scigalski and Patrick Hanretty before Rockford Judge Thomas McGraw. The motion … Continue reading

Judge Caldwell’s Feb 24th Grafton Township Suit Concluding Comments – Part 5 – Contracts, Who Does What

The final part of Judge Michael Caldwell’s comments at the February 24, 2011, hearing had to do with contracts.  The judge is still disturbed at the Trustees “trying to marginalize” Supervisor Linda Moore. He warns the Trustees (and maybe their … Continue reading

Judge Puts Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore Back in Her Office, Threatens Trustees, Administration with Contempt

The hearing before Judge Michael Caldwell Tuesday was supposed to be about Moore’s attempt to move phone lines so she could answer them off-site. Friday Judge Thomas Meyer had ordered telephones to be under the control of Grafton Township Attorney … Continue reading