Special Prosecutors Have Filed No New Bills

With the McHenry County on the offensive, Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan has filed no additional bills for his services, those of his assistant Thomas McQueen and investigative firm Quest International. We know the team is still doing stuff, because their … 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

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

Dismissal of Special Prosecutors Tonigan & McQueen for Incompetence Requested, ARDC Complaint Possible

Six citizens represented by McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s Defense Counsel Terry Ekl have asked to be interveners in Judge Gordon Graham’s secret supervision of Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan and Thomas McQueen. The six, all supporters of Bianchi, are … Continue reading

Final Homework Assignment for McHenry County Board

This is the final posting of Quest International bills for Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan’s investigation of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and his assistant Joyce Synek. While lots of the purposes of the billings are hidden, some detail could … Continue reading

$20,800 More Quest Bills for McHenry County Board Members To Study

This is the the fourth bill submitted by Quest International to Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan for the investigation of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and his assistant Joyce Synek. $20,873. It was given to Circuit Court Judge Gordon Graham, … Continue reading

More Homework for the McHenry County Board

Below are over $64,000 more in bills from Quest International, the firm that Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan selected to do the investigative and subpoena delivering work on the Lou Bianchi-Joyce Synek case that just ended in an acquittal. To the … Continue reading

What Led to the Directed Verdicts of Acquittal in Lou Bianchi’s and Joyce Synek’s Criminal Cases

A U.S. Marshal told me he had spent three years sitting in courtrooms and never seen a directed verdict. I’ve seen one. It was when my 1982 Skinner for Congress campaign manager sued because I didn’t pay what he thought … Continue reading

Homework for the McHenry County Board

Thus far, the McHenry County Board has abdicated it responsibility to review bills submitted from Special Prosecutor. Wednesday, McHenry County Blog posted the most recent bills from Quest International the firm hired to do the field work and computer analysis. … Continue reading

County on Hook for Bianchi, Synek Legal Fees

I written before than my 1980’s divorce was contentious and expensive. After the legal bills got to $100,000, I stopped counting. Having watched Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan’s crusade against McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, I’m confident that defense counsel’s … Continue reading

Total Bill for Special Prosecutor’s Investigating Firm $225,000

Above and beyond the $137,669 in bills already presented by Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan fo Quest International are another $87,331. And that’s through Sunday, March 20, 2011. It does not even count this week of the trial. Take a look … Continue reading