Bianchi Suit Against Special Prosecutor McQueen Reinstated by Appellate Court

Your homework for today is to read the 2nd Appellate Court decision reinstating McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s suit against one of the Special Prosecutors who indicted him on criminal charges that were so weak that they were tossed … Continue reading

Lou Bianchi’s Case against Those Who Persecuted Him – Part 1

Yes, I used the word “persecuted” in the headline, rather than “prosecuted.” This case charges, accurately, I believe, that Bianchi and his staff members who were criminally charged were “victims of politically and financially motivated criminal investigations and prosecutions,” as … Continue reading

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, et al, Sue Special Prosecutors Tonigan & McQueen, plus Quest Consultants, et al, Plus “Unknown Conspirators”

The suit that had been virtually promised by McHenry County State Lou Bianchi during the two trials brought by Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan and Thomas McQueen has been filed in Federal Court. It outlines fifteen counts, which I’ll wade through … Continue reading

Anatomy of the Special Prosecutor’s Lou Bianchi Case for March, 2011

Today McHenry County blog looks at March, 2011, billings from Quest International. Quest is the company selected by McHenry County Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan in his unsuccessful quest to convict McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi of felony criminal offenses. … Continue reading

McHenry County Board’s Special Prosecutor Fee Payment Appeal Denied, Judge Gordon Graham’s Decision Upheld

Considering the Special Prosecutors appointed by Judge Gordon Graham have been spectacularly unsuccessful and expensive, I thought folks might like to read the whole 2nd Appellate Court decision on McHenry County’s effort to rein in costs.  It is below.  I … Continue reading

Bianchi Special Prosecutors Weave Impropriety Charge to Dump Judge Who Dissed Their Case

It’s hard to get dumped on more than Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan and Thomas McQueen was by Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw. Three days before McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s lawyer Terry Ekl’s was scheduled to go before Judge … Continue reading

Judge Joseph McGraw’s Oral Ruling on Lou Bianchi & Joyce Synek Case

Below is what Judge Joseph McGraw ruled in the criminal trial of McHenry County State’s Attorney and his assistant Joyce Synek: STATE OF ILLINOIS) ) SS: COUNTY OF McHENRY) IN THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE PEOPLE OF … Continue reading

Tribune Looks at Fight Between GOP Factions

If you want to read the Sunday Chicago Tribune’s story on McHenry County Republican politics, you can find it here. The article explores the political aspects of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s indictment. Amy Dalby attorney Wes Pribla observes, … Continue reading

So, What Is Lou Bianchi Accused of Doing?

McHenry County Blog posted the entire indictment of McHenry County State’s Attorney here. There is one charge of “conspiracy,” one charge of “unlawful communication with a witness” (Tom Carroll) and nineteen for “official misconduct.” Most of the guts of it, … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Amends His Call for a Special Prosecutor for Sheriff Keith Nygren

One might have thought the campaign ended with the Republican primary victory of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren over Zane Seipler, the deputy Nygren never wants to see in the Sheriff’s Department again. But Seipler’s blog, McHenry County Sheriff’s Department … Continue reading

Sun-Times Covers Bianchi Special Prosecutor Decision by Associate Judge Gordan Graham, Trib Has Article about Pumpkin Tosser

  You know I try to share articles I find in Chicago newspapers.  It happens so rarely as to almost be an “event.” Saturday, two articles popped up, one on page 3 of the Chicago Tribune and one on Page … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi Issues Statement on Amy Dalby Accusations

Now that Woodstock’s Amy Dalby has been sentenced to court supervision by Judge John Condon for having copied computer files from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s office, Bianchi has issued the following statement: Statement from McHenry County State’s Attorney … Continue reading

Bianchi’s Ex-Secretary Says She Did Campaign Work on County Time

Daily Herald reporter Chuck Keeshan is reporting today that former McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s secretary, now NIU student Amy Dalby, stole office computer files to be able to defend herself, “should anyone later claim she was part of … Continue reading