Mike McCleary Criminal Charges Dismissed

Charges against the second McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Investigator have been dismissed by Rockford Judge Joseph McGraw. His name is Mike McCleary. Arguments were made for dismissal by his Rockford attorney Christopher DeRango. You can read the judge’s questions on … Continue reading

Lake County State’s Attorney Looking into Grayslake School Board Members Campaign Emails

That’s what the Trib Local scribe Andrea Brown is reporting. An official investigation has begun. You may remember that the Special Prosecutors of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi spent $225,000 we know of looking into the alleged use of … Continue reading

Bianchi Special Prosecutors Weave Impropriety Charge to Dump Judge Who Dissed Their Case

It’s hard to get dumped on more than Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan and Thomas McQueen was by Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw. Three days before McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s lawyer Terry Ekl’s was scheduled to go before Judge … 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

Judge Joseph McGraw’s Oral Ruling on Lou Bianchi & Joyce Synek Case

Below is what Judge Joseph McGraw ruled in the criminal trial of McHenry County State’s Attorney and his assistant Joyce Synek: STATE OF ILLINOIS) ) SS: COUNTY OF McHENRY) IN THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE PEOPLE OF … Continue reading

Bianchi, Synek Acquitted of All Charges

The politically motivated trial of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and his assistant Joyce Synek ended in an acquittal for each on all counts. Judge Joseph McGraw, brought in from Winnebago County to try the case, issued the half-hour … Continue reading

Bianchi Judge Considering Directed Verdict

2 PM – In the criminal trial of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and his secretary Joyce Synek, Winnebago County Circuit Court Judge Joesph McGraw is considering whether to dismiss charges against the two. He recessed his court hearing … Continue reading

Bianchi Lawyer Announces Renewal of Motion for Dismissal of Case

With former Criminal Division Chief Nichole Owens to go as Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan’s final witness, McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s criminal defense lawyer Terry Ekl is so unimpressed with the case put on against his client that he … Continue reading

So, What Is Lou Bianchi Accused of Doing?

McHenry County Blog posted the entire indictment of McHenry County State’s Attorney here. There is one charge of “conspiracy,” one charge of “unlawful communication with a witness” (Tom Carroll) and nineteen for “official misconduct.” Most of the guts of it, … Continue reading