McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi Acquitted on Charges of Official Misconduct

“Second verse, same as the first,” was the line running through my had as I drove home from the Courthouse. Judge Joseph McGraw had just acquitted McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi of the two remaining counts of official misconduct … Continue reading

What Led to the Directed Verdicts of Acquittal in Lou Bianchi’s and Joyce Synek’s Criminal Cases

A U.S. Marshal told me he had spent three years sitting in courtrooms and never seen a directed verdict. I’ve seen one. It was when my 1982 Skinner for Congress campaign manager sued because I didn’t pay what he thought … Continue reading