Terry Ekl Attacks Tom McQueen’s Testimony about Withholding Evidence in Bianchi Trials

The afternoon of the second day of the indirect contempt of court trial of McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas “Tom” McQueen consisted mainly of Lou Bianchi defense attorney and prosecutor of the McQueen case Terry Ekl’s questioning McQueen about his … Continue reading

Zane Seipler’s Attorney Summarizes Case for Keith Nygren Special Prosecutor

It’s been a month over two years since former Deputy Sheriff and 2010 GOP primary election opponent Zane Seipler filed his case asking for a Special Prosecutor to probe whether Sheriff Keith Nygren used government resources in his campaign for … Continue reading

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, et al, Sue Special Prosecutors Tonigan & McQueen, plus Quest Consultants, et al, Plus “Unknown Conspirators”

The suit that had been virtually promised by McHenry County State Lou Bianchi during the two trials brought by Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan and Thomas McQueen has been filed in Federal Court. It outlines fifteen counts, which I’ll wade through … Continue reading

Anatomy of the Special Prosecutor’s Lou Bianchi Case for March, 2011

Today McHenry County blog looks at March, 2011, billings from Quest International. Quest is the company selected by McHenry County Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan in his unsuccessful quest to convict McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi of felony criminal offenses. … Continue reading

Christina Webb Put in Charge of State’s Attorney’s Civil Division

With Tom Carroll, the Chief of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Civil Division having resigned, that position needs to be replaced. Assistant State’s Attorney Christiana Webb has been put in charge, at least for the time being, State’s Attorney Lou … Continue reading

Tom Carroll Resigns as Chief of McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Civil Division Chief Resigns

Since he testified against his boss McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, things have probably been pretty tense in the office. Today, according to the Northwest Herald, Carroll resigned from the State’s Attorney’s Office. No reason way. No replacement named … Continue reading

Judge Joseph McGraw’s Oral Ruling on Lou Bianchi & Joyce Synek Case

Below is what Judge Joseph McGraw ruled in the criminal trial of McHenry County State’s Attorney and his assistant Joyce Synek: STATE OF ILLINOIS) ) SS: COUNTY OF McHENRY) IN THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE PEOPLE OF … Continue reading

The February Indictments of Lou Bianchi and His Investigators Ron Salgado & Michael McCreary

Last Thursday Special State’s Attorney Henry Tonigan filed a second indictment against McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi. Tonigan held a press conference about his grand jury’s four-day ago indictments today, but didn’t let me know it was to be … Continue reading

Replacing a County Official

Reading that 2008 McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Dan Regna, who lost big time to embattled State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, intends to run for the office in 2012, made me think that readers might be interested in the process of … Continue reading