Just When You Thought the Lou Bianchi Prosecution Could Get No Weirder, Thomas McQueen Asks to be Relieved of his Role as Special Prosecutor

Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen has filed a motion before Circuit Court Judge Gordon Graham, apparently Tuesday, to withdraw as the main man going after McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi. Previously, the Special Prosecutor first appointed by then-Associate Judge Gordon … Continue reading

Tonigan Wants Out as Special Prosecutor

With a motion by Terry Ekl to dismiss him and his assistant Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen from his task of knocking McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi out of office pending, former Judge Henry Tonigan is pleading family obligations as … Continue reading

Tryon Increases Pressure on Judge Graham

Judge Gordon Graham ruled against McHenry County’s attorney’s argument to cut the fees of Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan and Thomas McQueen, but he’ll have another chance when McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s attorney Terry Ekl asks for similar relief. … Continue reading

County Board Asking for Clarification on Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan’s “Scope of Authority” and “Duration”

Friday, McHenry County Blog pointed out that the McHenry County Board’s Law and Justice Committee was scheduled to approve a resolution “respecting the length of duration of the Special Prosecutor”in the case against State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi for using his … Continue reading

Tribune Reports Special Prosecutor Broadens Probe of State’s Attorney

Special Prosecutor Henry “Skip” Tonigan hasn’t gotten any of this bills to the County Board level since August, but he has apparently been a busy beaver. The bills paid so far are $16,112.50 to Henry Tonigan $18,497.35 to Thomas McQueen … Continue reading

McHenry County Tea Party Endorses Sally Wiggins

A press release from Independent candidate for Judge Sally Wiggins: Sally Oeffling Wiggins endorsed by tea party CRYSTAL LAKE, IL. NOVEMBER 1, 2010: Sally Oeffling Wiggins Independent Judicial Candidate for McHenry County Circuit Court Judge has received the coveted endorsement … Continue reading

Zingers Fly as Sheriff’s Candidates Face Off

By the zingers that flew between McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren and his Democratic opponent Mike Mahon, you could be excused for thinking there was a real contest going on. In the last debate, the one in which the incumbent … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Releases Henry Tonigan Bills Under Pressure from Attorney General

The McHenry County Board’s decision-makers have released the bills and court orders even members of the Finance and Audit Committee were not important enough to show. The bills, however, are not anything like what your or I would receive from … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Schultz, Mahon and Graham

In times past the Chicago Tribune endorsed down to the County Board level. No more. This year, just those running for countywide office and judicial posts (some of which are now smaller than countywide) are endorsed in the collar counties). … Continue reading

Front Page Coverage of McHenry County Parades

Who would have ever thought that how public officials parade in McHenry County would become big news? The same Chicago Tribune reporter, Robert McCoppen, who wrote the article on the fight between the forces grouped behind Sheriff Keith Nygren and … Continue reading

33 Comments on Mike Mahon Budget Cutting Post

The Sheriff’s campaign supporters (both GOP and Dem) are weighing in on the press release from Democrat Mike Mahon outlining how he would cut $1 million in Keith Nygren’s departmental budget: Mike Mahon Outlines $1 Million in Budget Cuts for … Continue reading

Tribune Looks at Fight Between GOP Factions

If you want to read the Sunday Chicago Tribune’s story on McHenry County Republican politics, you can find it here. The article explores the political aspects of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s indictment. Amy Dalby attorney Wes Pribla observes, … Continue reading