A Look at the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s First Offender Program

I read a story in the Daily Herald on election day last week about a person in McHenry  County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s First Offender Program. The headline was “Antioch woman charged with forging state’s attorney documents.” First announced in … Continue reading

The Bianchi Show Trial

Six reporters were in the McHenry County Courtroom of Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw today for round two of “Those who don’t want Lou Bianchi to be State’s Attorney” v. Lou Bianchi. I’ll get to the guts of the testimony … Continue reading

Have Fleeing Special Prosecutors Caused a Speedy Trial Problem?

No lawyer I, but Illinois does have a requirement that defendants get a speedy trial. With first Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan trying to bail from the criminal prosecution of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and now his assistant Thomas … Continue reading

The February Indictments of Lou Bianchi and His Investigators Ron Salgado & Michael McCreary

Last Thursday Special State’s Attorney Henry Tonigan filed a second indictment against McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi. Tonigan held a press conference about his grand jury’s four-day ago indictments today, but didn’t let me know it was to be … Continue reading