Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan Tries to Get Out of His Job by Petitioning Rockford Judge

Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan tried to get McHenry County Circuit Judge Gordon Graham to pull the plug on his assignment to prosecute McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi. Judge Graham pointed out that the McHenry County Board had appealed his … Continue reading

Terry Ekl Letter to Thomas McQueen which Prompted McQueen’s Request to Withdraw from Lou Bianchi Prosecution

It is not a secret that McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s defense attorney Terry Ekl holds Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan and Thomas McQueen in low esteem. He has compared them to Abbott and Costello last Friday, saying that such … Continue reading

Just When You Thought the Lou Bianchi Prosecution Could Get No Weirder, Thomas McQueen Asks to be Relieved of his Role as Special Prosecutor

Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen has filed a motion before Circuit Court Judge Gordon Graham, apparently Tuesday, to withdraw as the main man going after McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi. Previously, the Special Prosecutor first appointed by then-Associate Judge Gordon … Continue reading

Tonigan Wants Out as Special Prosecutor

With a motion by Terry Ekl to dismiss him and his assistant Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen from his task of knocking McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi out of office pending, former Judge Henry Tonigan is pleading family obligations as … Continue reading

Tryon Increases Pressure on Judge Graham

Judge Gordon Graham ruled against McHenry County’s attorney’s argument to cut the fees of Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan and Thomas McQueen, but he’ll have another chance when McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s attorney Terry Ekl asks for similar relief. … Continue reading

County Board Asking for Clarification on Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan’s “Scope of Authority” and “Duration”

Friday, McHenry County Blog pointed out that the McHenry County Board’s Law and Justice Committee was scheduled to approve a resolution “respecting the length of duration of the Special Prosecutor”in the case against State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi for using his … Continue reading