What’s It All About?

There’s a quote from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi in the Chicago Tribune Wednesday that’s worth passing on.

It’s in an article by Amanda Marrazzo and Robert McCoppin’s entitled,

McHenry sheriff

says Bianchi out

to get him

That’s the article about the Monday hearing on former Deputy Zane Seipler’s suit asking that a Special Prosecutor be named by Associate Judge Thomas Meyer to probe whether Sheriff Keith Nygren used office resources for campaign purposes.

Here are Bianchi’s words:

“If I was out to get him [Sheriff Keith Nygren], I could impanel a grand jury, question a couple of witnesses and indict him.”

What does that mean?

Should be understood in the defense attorney’s parlance that a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich, that is, it is so very easy to indict someone, if a state’s attorney wants to do so, he can?

Or should it be interpreted that Bianchi knows people working in the Sheriff’s office who would be willing to testify that Sheriff’s employees worked on Nygren’s campaign on office time and/or using office resources?

As the 1966 song asked,

“What’s it all about, Alfie? Is it just for the moment we live? What’s it all about when you sort it out, Alfie? Are we meant to take more than we give?…Is life only to the strong, Alfie? So long as I believe there’s a heaven above, Alfie, I know there something much more..”

Sort of a meaning of life song, don’t you think?


What’s It All About? — 7 Comments

  1. Since the State’s Attorney is not “… out to get him [Sheriff Keith Nygren]”, why doesn’t he just go ahead and impanel a grand jury, question a couple of witnesses and indict him?

  2. The sad thing is that all of this just keeps spending taxpayer money.

  3. More waste of taxpayer money while we pay for the tantrums of a few. I mean are we really going to actually going to pay huge amounts of taxpayer money while they play a game of “gotcha” over how many points on a drawing of a star?

  4. I just hope at some point some maturity surfaces on one at least one side of these battles and the special prosecutors being shot back and forth come to a merciful end. It’s like a grade school playground spat being paid for by hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.

  5. but-

    You just do not want your guy investigated.

    Nygren costs this count a lot of$$$ for his screw ups.

    An investigation would turn up a lot more than then you are he want revealed.

    Clean house and rebuild is the answer.

    Otherwise we just keep repeating the same bad, expensive patterns.

    Need to bite the bullet.
    Once again, the appellate prosecutor is no cost to county just like Bianchi, who is on salary.

  6. If our States Atty CAN indict Sheriff Nygren then he should – now.

    Nygren is the one who is costing the country millions, not Zane.

    Do what the three judges said you should do, Sheriff, reinstate the deputy.

    And please, Lou, do what we hired you to do – whatever that may be so that justice can be served in McHenry County with this stubborn sheriff.

    It’s time for all of this to end and the TRUTH be told.

  7. Diogenes says: 10/15/2011 at 11:31 am

    Sounds a little vague to me, any specifics?

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