Don’t know how I missed it, but I did.
Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune had an article about McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s efforts to have Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen held in contempt of court.
Tribune reporter Bob McCoppin points out how rare such cases are:
“…Bianchi’s move is rare, and possibly unprecedented. Criminal proceedings against prosecutors are extremely uncommon because they have broad immunity from liability for their conduct on the job.”
If you would like more details from the only reporter who has been in the Rockford courtroom for the proceedings, you can find them below:
- Focusing on Lou Bianchi’s Motion to Hold Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen, et al, in Contempt of Court – Part 1
- Focusing on Lou Bianchi’s Motion to Hold Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen, et al, in Contempt of Court – Part 2
- Bianchi on the Attack in Rockford
- Quest Asks Judge Joseph McGraw to Recuse Himself from Lou Bianchi Contempt Effort
- Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen Asks for New Judge for Contempt of Court Motion
- Bianchi Judge Refuses to Step Down in McQueen-Quest Contempt Effort, Ekl Limits Penalty to $500 or Six Months in Jail
- Judge Joseph McGraw Takes Case & Prosecutor Dismissal Arguments Under Consideration
- Indirect Criminal Contempt Proceedings Against State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen & Quest Investigators Close to Trial
The case goes to trial in Rockford in mid-December.
Bianchi’s defense attorney Terry Ekl was selected by Winnebago Chief Judge Joseph McGraw to present the case.