Judge Meyer Rules Nygren & Leist Get Attorney for Zinke DEA Investigation Report Case

Judge Thomas Meyer ruled Friday morning that McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren and his legal affairs officer Don Leist will have an appointed attorney to represent them in The First Electric Newspaper‘s suit to make public an over 100-page investigatory … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor Request – Second Verse, Same as the First – with a U.S. Attorney Twist

My battery died last night, so I missed the hearing in which Sgt. John Koziol was asking Judge Thomas Meyer to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Undersheriff Andy Zinke’s alleged misdeed with reference to a Drug Enforcement Administration  probe … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Set to Again Approve Cheap Alternative for a Special Prosecutor

The annual resolution to authorize a contract with the Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor is being considered in the McHenry County Board’s Finance Committee Tuesday. This alternative could, of course, have been utilized by then-Associated Judge Gordon Graham … 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

Cost of Special Prosecutor for Sheriff Keith Nygren Could Total $30,000 Already Paid

The following was published on the web site of Zane Seipler attorney Blake Horwitz: Special Prosecutor – Costs After the failed Bianchi prosecution, McHenry County residents have some concern as to who would pay for yet another special prosecutor concerning Sheriff … 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

Graham Turns Down County Request to Cut Tonigan’s Bill

Judge Gordon Graham turned thumbs down on reconsideration of the amount of money he has authorized for payment to Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan and Thomas McQueen. The request of Illinois-Appellate Prosecutor Charles Colburn was made on behalf of the McHenry … Continue reading