Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Takes Shot at McHenry County Judge Maureen McIntyre

There have been many articles and one editorial about the worthiness of McHenry County Circuit Judge Maureen McIntyre to preside at the trial of Richard Daley nephew R.J. Vanecko in his involuntary manslaughter case involving David Koschman.

Today, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown weighed in with a column entitle,

Judge should stop down — or explain why not

Starting on January 15, 2013, the Chicago Sun-Times has had at least one article or editorial every month about McHenry County Judge Marueen  McIntyre.  Today, columnist Mark Brown calls for her to step down from the Cook County "heater" case to which she has been assigned.

Starting on January 15, 2013, the Chicago Sun-Times has had at least one article or editorial every month about McHenry County Judge Maurueen McIntyre. Today, columnist Mark Brown calls for her to step down from the Cook County “heater” case to which she has been assigned.

The gist of his story is that McIntyre should step down or “clear the air” regarding the Judicial Inquiry Board investigation about her Boone County divorce.

Brown contends that Judge McIntyre does not pass “the smell test.”

And why does the Sun-Times care about Judge McIntyre?

“It is fair to ask whether this newspaper–or anybody in Cook County for that matter–would have shown have shown any interest in this judicial ethics of McIntyre’s marital finances if she had never been assigned to this case.

“The answer is no. That would have been up to the lawyers of McHenry County to raise–or ignore, as has been the case.

“But now she is, front and center in a case that has called into question the fairness of our legal system.


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Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Takes Shot at McHenry County Judge Maureen McIntyre — 7 Comments

  1. Ask any lawyer practising in McHenry County.

    Big Mac is one tough gal who has been well respected for many years, expects professionalism in her courtroom and will not be swayed by any pressure groups, including some editor of the Sun Times.

    Her marital issues of years ago do not affect her performance on the bench and those monitoring the Vanecko case will have something to take shots at no matter the outcome.

    The press is off base on this one.

  2. So, let’s break this down.

    Judge “Big Mac” (to use Jim B’s term) and her husband get a divorce… so what?

    As the fairy tail goes, Mr. Henenan one night, gets a craving for a “Big Mac,” or a “Big Mac Attack” if you will.

    Now former husband drives over to where he knows he can get a “Big Mac.”

    Then, “Big Mac” satisfied her x’s long, lingering craving, and Henenan just couldn’t get enough of the “Big Mac,” thus, he moves back in!!

    In some circles we call it “Make up Sex!”

    Way to go “Big Mac!” You got your man back.

    Case closed!!

  3. Thanks David. So eloquently put.

    We couldn’t do this without you.

    We also have first experience with “Big Mac” in a court proceeding, and she was fair.

    However, the fact remains that she is still connected to the gravy train.

    Her husbands actions were wrong and the ARDC has set out the consequences.

    Big Mac should know all about consequences as she is a judge.

    Hmmm it goes something like this, personal responsibility and the ability to accept the consequences for your actions.

    Sound familiar “Big Mac” Your husband could use a lesson in someones court room.

    Lastly, it is illegal, in the State of Illinois, to transfer your finances into someone else’s name, as a way of not having to pay the victims of your crime…
    and as a way of not having to pay for consequences of your actions.

  4. I hate to agree with Duncan because I don’t think really highly of him/her.

    But I have to.

    The comment that McHenry Co lawyers would somehow stand up for BM is frankly hilarious, she should leave the bench voluntarily, collect her pension so she can help her husband pay of the parties that he injured.

    Sounds so unfair, right?

    I don’t think she has to worry about the ARDC or the JIB because they are soft on judges.

  5. She will get what she deserves.

    Many children have suffered because of her decisions.

    I am so tired of hearing “this would not have happen in Lake county”.

    I truly believe what goes around will come around.

    Justice doesn’t work in the courts we all know that. God will judge her.

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