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

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

NW Herald Endorses Zinke for Sheriff

No surprise there. Predicted here Friday. What was unexpected was a front-page story on the so-called County Ethics Commission trying to rehabilitate its image after finding, against all common sense and with no explanation, that Undersheriff Andy Zinke’s use of … Continue reading

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi Sues “John Doe,” aka, “Fukoku Kyohei,” for Defamation & False Light

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi has filed suit in Federal Court against “John Doe” for defamation and false light. Bianchi seeks to learn the identity of frequent McHenry County Blog commenter “Fukoku Kyohei.” “Fukoku” has been a prolific commenter, … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Loses Precedent-Setting FOIA Ruling on Hiding High Salaried Employees’ Names

This past spring I asked various municipalities to provide emailed lists of their employees who made over $75,000 in salary and fringe benefits. Many complied with the names and compensation information. The City of Crystal Lake sent the information, but … Continue reading