2nd Ethics Complaint against Andy Zinke Dismissed for Lack of Sufficiency

Undersheriff Andy Zinke was taken off the ethics hook for a second time before the McHenry County Ethics Commission Thursday afternoon. Former Sheriff’s Deputy Zane Seipler filed the complaint along with evidence of Zinke having had his photo taken in … Continue reading

Tribune Writes Up Sheriff’s Race

Friday after Tuesday’s election, the Chicago Tribune published a story about the Bill Prim-Andy Zinke Sheriff’s contest. At one point far into the article reporter Bob McCoppin focused on the impact of bloggers. Lou Bianchi answered, “Did bloggers have an … Continue reading

Emails Belie Andy Zinke’s Claim to No Role in Prosecution of State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi

Is there a new and reformed Andy Zinke? The Northwest Herald does the public service of asking candidates for major office to reply to questionnaires. This question was interesting: “The sheriff’s office in recent years has been beset by acrimony … Continue reading

Prim Attacks Zinke

A press release from Bill Prim, one of two candidates for the Republican nomination for McHenry County Sheriff: PRIM: ZINKE STRATEGY IS DENY, DECEIVE AND DELAY Two recent developments in the primary race for McHenry County Sheriff provide even further evidence … Continue reading

Using Own Money Lou Bianchi Nearing Identification of Commenter “Fukoku”

A statement from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi: “As you know, after months of enduring numerous, persistent defamatory statements about me and cases handled by Assistants in the Office of the State’s Attorney online, I personally hired (with my … Continue reading

Prim Reports $11,000 in Big Contributions from Monday Fundraiser

Campaign contributions of $1,000 or more have to be reported quickly to the Illinois State Board of Elections. Here are the ones reported after Monday’s fundraiser at the Bull Valley Country Club: $5,000 – Bulk Lift International, Carpentersville $2,000 – … Continue reading

Bill Prim Sets Feb. 17th Fundraiser

McHenry County Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim will hold a fundraiser at the Bull Valley Country Club on Monday, February 17th. The affair costs $45 for regular folks, but only $25 for elected officials and precinct committeemen and public safety personnel. … Continue reading

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