Well, I guess I was wrong.
I apologize to the defense attorneys who want McHenry County State’s Attorney out of office hoping to get more negotiating prowess with challenger Dan Regna.
The woman who wrote the original hit piece on State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi revealed that the sender of the anonymous reprints was…
Hold your breath…
McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman and McHenry County Treasurer Bill LeFew.
Now, why do you think Daily Herald columnist Amy Mack would know that?
I’d let your minds wrap themselves around why LeFew would be willing to tell Mack, but unwilling to follow state law and put his name somewhere on the envelope or the mailing.
Here’s the admission:
”… Bill LeFew confirmed he purchased the reprints as an individual and mailed them to more than 900 people because he thought they should see the information about the state’s attorney’s expenses.”
I guess he sent it to 900 people he thought were community opinion molders.
For some reason, Mack didn’t think to ask LeFew why he mailed it anonymously, although she did refer to it as “a somewhat mysterious mailing.”
Rest assured, others will.
You may remember LeFew was the one who thought it would be a conflict of interest to be county GOP chairman because he might be subpoenaed as county treasurer to hand over financial records about expenditures in the State’s Attorney’s Office that anyone could get through a Freedom of Information request.
Virtually everyone saw through that ruse to criticize Bianchi. The Northwest Herald even spanked him.
If you’re up for the part of the torturous trip covered by McHenry County Blog, here are the relevant articles:
Bill LeFew’s 2000 Promises to Republican Precinct Committeemen
Bill LeFew – Background and Experience Presented in 2000
Bill LeFew Promises to Republican Precinct Committeemen Elected in 2000
McHenry County PACS-Who’s Got the Most
Bill LeFew Loans $30,000 to His Campaign Fund
A Real Attack on Freedom of Speech
Power Party Turnout for Conventions Anemic
Chairman’s Choice – Republican Committeeman Appointees
McHenry County Republican Party Seeks Enrolled Members
Election Cash Flow Problem Apparently Leads to Loan from McHenry County Republican Chairman’s Personal PAC
Comparing McHenry County Republicans and Democrats in Fund Raising Efficiency
Huge Fund Raising Expenses for McHenry County GOP
$4,500 More Raised at Republican Play Day Golf Outing
GOP War in Nunda Township
Jim McAuliff Tapped to Run Against Bianchi
Beaderstadt Now “Your Honor”
Jim McAuliff Not Announcing for State’s Attorney This Saturday
Appellate Court Justice Sue Hutchison Says She’s Thinking About Running for State’s Attorney
Lou Bianchi Announces for Re-Election at Old Courthouse
Crystal Lake 4th of July Parade – Dignitaries
Is Pack Back?
Arriving Late for the Nunda Township Republican Picnic
Testing Campaign Themes
Mental Health Court Off and Running
Three NW Herald Commenters Target Bill LeFew
Althoff and Franks Share County Fair Booth
Daniel Regna Running Against Lou Bianchi for McHenry County State’s Attorney
Daniel Regna’s Challenge to Lou Bianchi
Bianchi Opponent Calling for End of Political Activity in State’s Attorney’s Office Wrote Letter for Bianchi’s Opponent in 2004
Bill LeFew for Rudy Guiliani
Lou Bianchi’s Reply to Dan Regna
Bianchi Chastises McHenry County College Board, But…
LeFew, Party of One – Your Table’s Waiting in the Retirement Lounge by John Coonen
LeFew Signals Resignation as McHenry County Republican Chairman
Comments Disappear from Northwest Herald Bill LeFew Resignation Article
LeFew Recommends Shepley or Tryon To Take His Place
LeFew Email Suggests Another Reason for Resignation
Northwest Herald Spanks Bill LeFew
From a McHenry County Republican Precinct Committeeman
Does It Matter Who Is County GOP Chairman?
Why Would Anyone Want to Be Republican Party Chairman?
Republican Central Committee Sets Cancels Reschedules Bylaws Meeting
A Possible Reason the Saturday GOP Central Committee Was Canceled
“Stuck in McHenry” Comments on “Another Divorce Court Letter from Afar” (See bottom of article)
Tryon Gets Democratic Party Opponent (See bottom of article)
Pathetic Fillings for GOP Precinct Committeeman – 59% Vacant
Comments on the GOP Precinct Committeeman Story
Bill LeFew Does Not File for GOP Precinct Committeeman
State Rep Mike Tryon Endorses Bianchi for Re-Election for State’s Attorney