Will Bianchi Run for A Third Term? Will He Sue Those Behind of and Front Guys for Spectacularly Failed Prosecutions?

McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi gestures with outstretched hand at 2nd acquittal press conference as his defense attorney Terry Ekl looks in the other direction.

When McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi held his post-acquittal press conference in front of the Courthouse, he didn’t say whether he would run for re-election.

When confronted with a question about filing a civil suit against Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan and Tom McQueen from First Electric Newspaper’s Pete Gonigan, he also demurred, even after the reporter pointed out that the indictments had not been the result of “spontaneously combustion.”

The crowd was told that Bianchi intended to think about a week about whether to run for re-election and whether to sue those responsible for the, oh, so very special prosecutions.

With his $75 Boulder Ridge Country Club fund raiser coming on Thursday, August 18th, Bianchi will probably use that forum to announce his 2012 intentions.

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Will having been vindicated in court about as clearly as possible in not one, but two trials be enough?

Or will the second-term State’s Attorney seek restoration of his good name through the ballot box as well?

And, what about a civil suit?

What would be its basis?

Also outstanding is whether Bianchi will ask the county to pay for his legal bills to defense attorney Terry Ekl. From what I have heard, he has every right to do so, since the official misconduct charges were brought against him in his official capacity as State’s Attorney.


Will Bianchi Run for A Third Term? Will He Sue Those Behind of and Front Guys for Spectacularly Failed Prosecutions? — 1 Comment

  1. Yes,on all counts:

    Lou certainly desevers re-election; a campaign couldn’t be worse than what the Bianchis have gone rhrough for the past 2 years, and they rose above it.

    Yes, I hope he files a civil suit against the people directly responsible How would YOU like to be the target of this scum? Lesson: don’t allow the politicians, who were part of this plot, to be elected, re-elected, appointed to office; that IS where YOU can have some impact. vote them out. 2012 is just around the corner.

    Yes, he deserves to be reimbursed for his legal fees, Why shouldn’t he? all caused by people who cleverly put this together, to do a hatchet job on a good and decent man, but knowing they could give the bill to the taxpayers. Much responsibility for the escalation and draggig the case out by the, not so special, special prosectors should be put on certain county officials who allowed this to go on, and also supported the suit.

    2012 elections are wide open and 24 Coumty Board seats at stake.

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