Neither Bianchi Nor Nygren Use Campaign Funds for Legal Expenses

Two local official holders in opposite factions of the McHenry County Republican Party have had legal expenses in the last half year, McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. We know where Bianchi’s legal fees … Continue reading

Sheriff Nygren Out of Case Seeking Special Prosecutor to Investigate Allegations of “Felony Theft, Official Misconduct and Misappropriation of Funds”

Zane Seipler won a victory over former employer Sheriff Keith Nygren Thursday. Nygren is the man who fired Seipler and against whom Seipler ran unsuccessfully in the Republican primary election almost two years ago, plus filed a wrongful termination action … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Asks State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi Be Ordered to Answer Avoided Deposition Question

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi could be ordered to tell the public whether he ever investigated Sheriff Keith Nygren for “criminal conduct,” if Blake Horwitz, Zane Seipler’s attorney in his effort to get Judge Thomas Meyer to name a … Continue reading

Bianchi Deposition in Zane Seipler Special Prosecutor Trial – Part 4

This is the final section of a long article about the deposition of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, primarily by former Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here. Seipler has … Continue reading

Bianchi Deposition in Zane Seipler Special Prosecutor Trial – Part 3

Mark Gummerson, personal attorney for McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren took over the questioning in the deposition of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi. This is the third part of a four-part article concerning that despoliation which Judge Thomas Meyer … Continue reading

Bianchi Deposition in Zane Seipler Special Prosecutor Trial – Part 2

Yesterday McHenry County Blog ran Part 1 of a long article on Zane Seipler’s lawyer Blake Horwitz’ questioning of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi under oath. Also present were attorneys Donna Kelly, representing Bianchi, Mark Gummerson, representing Keith Nygren … Continue reading

Bianchi Deposition in Zane Seipler Special Prosecutor Trial – Part 1

In looking over a copy of the deposition of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi in the case brought by former Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler asking for a Special Prosecutor to be named to probe whether Sheriff Keith Nygren used … Continue reading

New Attorney Makes Appearance in Case Seeking Nygren Special Prosecutor

For the first time, former Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler didn’t have attorney Blake Horwitz representing him. Local attorney Robert Hanlon entered his appearance on the motion by Horwitz to sanction Mark Gummerson, Nygren’s personal attorney, for Gummerson’s behavior during the … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Files Two Motions in Keith Nygren Special Prosecutor Case

Former McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler has filed a response to motions to impose sanctions on his client in his Special Prosecutor case, as well as an additional motion seeking sanctions. The response points out that Nygren attorney Mark … Continue reading

Seipler’s Attorney Files Additional Sanctions Motion

Based on what happened at the deposition of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi in Zane Seipler’s effort to get a Court-appointed Special Prosecutor to investigate whether Sheriff Keith Nygren used taxpayer dollars to advance his political campaign, Seipler attorney … Continue reading