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

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

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

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

Judge McGraw’s Statement on Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen – 5 – Prosecution “Beyond the Pale”

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

Judge McGraw’s Statement on Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen – 4 – Withheld Evidence

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

Judge McGraw’s Statement on Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen – 2 – Emails Should Have Been Produced

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

Judge McGraw’s Statement on Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen – 1 – Brady Material Defenses Rejected

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