That’s what the Trib Local scribe Andrea Brown is reporting.
An official investigation has begun.
You may remember that the Special Prosecutors of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi spent $225,000 we know of looking into the alleged use of official resources for Bianchi’s political benefit.
I believe Quest Consultants International examined over 5,000 emails and found less than ten that were of a political nature. One I remember was from a web hosting company that was told to use a non-government email address to communicate.
Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan and Thomas McQueen argued that Bianchi assistant Joyce Synek was running Bianchi’s campaign out of the courthouse.
In cross examination of former Criminal Division Chief Nichole Owens, testimony was elicited that Synek’s campaign roll was baking cookies.
In Grayslake, from the email published by McHenry County Blog so far (see “The Grayslake School Board Incumbents’ Campaign (Email) Trail” – Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3), there is a much stronger case to be made.
Indeed, if as much evidence had been found flowing into and out of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, I doubt there would have been a directed verdict of not guilty.