Special Prosecutor for Kenneally Sign Theft Case

The First Electric Newspaper reports that McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi will ask for a Special Prosecutor for the man arrested by Crystal Lake Police for stealing one of Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s signs.

Apparently, Bianchi understands that it would be a conflict of interest for his office to prosecute John Walsh, the man arrested, because Kenneally is running for State’s Attorney.

McHenry County Blog’s story on the arrest–with some really interesting photos–is here.


Special Prosecutor for Kenneally Sign Theft Case — 6 Comments

  1. Watching on 03/12/2016 at 7:49 am said:

    “At this point Patrick Kenneally arrived” ……………..

    Scooby says, whaa? ………….

    I wonder if he was responding as a representative of the State’s Attorneys office or personally.

    It was the middle of the work day

    Not only one their were two representative at the scene before the CL PD arrived.

  2. It is not the duty of the State’s Atty office to DO justice as Kenneally has been campaigning. It is the duty of the State’s Atty to SEEK justice.

    If this is any window into what will happen if Kenneally gets elected, I’ll pass on voting for him.

    What Walsh did was wrong, but it’s a misdemeanor.

    The taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for a special prosecutor– this is just petty election antics.

  3. John Walsh should not have moved the signs. It is not petty election antics, it’s against the law. Those signs cost time and money for the candidates and the people who are promoting their candidates. Personally, I think the guy should get the maximum if he is convicted. Send the message loud and clear that stealing the opponents signs will not be tolerated under any circumstance.

    Further, there should be a special prosecutor in place to assure there is no conflict of interest. John Walsh won’t get off with a slap on the wrist, he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  4. This will get dragged on for awhile and cost the tax payer lots of money

    Kenneally was very persistence in the charges against Walsh ????

    So on the scence of the big crime was ???

    Campaign work 1

    State Attorney 1

    State Attorney 2


    Crystal Lake PD were called later

    And this happy around 2:00 in the after on Tax Payer Dime ????

    More to come

  5. Hey Fighting,

    You think the guy should get the maximum?

    That’s priceless and speaks to your character.

    You don’t know if the guy is mentally ill, or any other mitigating factor …

    it’s just full speed ahead and let’s get a rope.

    Please bow your head.

    I pray to dear God in heaven that he judges you FC in the precise way that you judge others.

    Please dear God hear my petition and make it so.

    Send FC a message in the exact way that he wants others to receive that message, and Lord make that message loud and clear, Amen.

    God Bless.

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