CL Parade Pols

Wondering whom I would be taking pictures of in Crystal Lake’s Sunday Independence Day Parade, I asked the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce for those considered political entries. Here’s what Chamber Exec Mary Margaret Maule provided: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk … Continue reading

Recording of Illinois Supreme Court Bleacher Hearing Available

Yesterday the fight over zoning between the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher neighbors & City of Crystal Lake and the Crystal Lake Lake High School District 155 went before the Illinois State Supreme Court. The arguments were undoubtedly repetitious. … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor Approved for Zinke Case

Filed on May 1st were two documents concerning a search warrant for 3121 Shenandoah Lane in Woodstock. That happens to be the address of “ZINKE ANDREW FURST KIMBERLY,” according to the McHenry County Treasurer. In the first filing, Randi Freese, an … Continue reading

“Best Practices” Sought by State’s Attorneys

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi: Illinois Prosecutors Advance Best Practices Agenda Conference is Part of Ongoing National Effort State’s attorneys and senior prosecutors from across Illinois gathered Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at the Kane County Judicial … Continue reading

Bianchi Announces Scott Peters Conviction

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi: SCOTT PETERS FOUND GUILTY OF SEVEN COUNTS OF ATTEMPT FIRST DEGREE MURDER OF A PEACE OFFICER, THREE COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH A FIREARM TO A PEACE OFFICER AND FIVE COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED … Continue reading

The CL Expo

Saturday I went to the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Expo to see what things political were there. Right off the bat I saw McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi. I figure that means he is running for re-election in … Continue reading

Framing the Lantz Trial

As anyone who watched the press coverage of the Blagojevich trials observed, attorneys for the defendants tried their best to talk directly to potential jurors through the media. While McHenry County doesn’t have television for that task, defense attorney Mark … Continue reading