Emails Belie Andy Zinke’s Claim to No Role in Prosecution of State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi

Is there a new and reformed Andy Zinke? The Northwest Herald does the public service of asking candidates for major office to reply to questionnaires. This question was interesting: “The sheriff’s office in recent years has been beset by acrimony … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor Tom McQueen – Honest Mistakes or Willfull Withholding of Evidence?

The two-day trial of McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen wrapped up yesterday. Wednesday was dedicated to the presentation of evidence by volunteer prosecuting attorney Terry Ekl that McQueen had deliberately withheld exculpatory evidence in the criminal trials of McHenry … Continue reading

Union Bank Robber Convicted

What follows is a press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office concerning the Union bank robber. The same guy was acquitted in a Huntley bank robbery. MATTHEW RENO CONVICTED OF ATTEMPT ARMED ROBBERY Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County … Continue reading

Island Lake Man Gets Ten Years for Aggravated Criminal Sex Abuse, Witness Harrassment

The following press release has been received from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: MARC CARDER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE AND WITNESS HARASSMENT Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Marc … Continue reading

Bianchi Continues Quest to Keep Drunk Drivers Off the Road

One way of doing that is to send them to prison. David S. Prescott will be an example of that after having been sentenced to ten years in prison. With time off for good behavior, he’ll be out in half … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Bar Brawl Results in Armed Violence, Aggravated Battery and Mob Action Convictions

The following press release has arrived from the State’s Attorney’s Office: WOODSTOCK MAN FOUND GUILTY OF ARMED VIOLENCE FOR DOUBLE STABBING IN UNINCORPORATED CRYSTAL LAKE Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, reports that on March 4, 2010, Defendant Keith … Continue reading

Sex Abuser Convicted after Plea for Forgiveness Prompts Charges

The following press release was received from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. There’s an interesting twist to this case. The man was in prison for bank robbery and went to his niece, now in her 20’s, after getting out … Continue reading

McHenry County State’s Attorney forms Special Gang Prosecution Unit

The following press release has been received from the office of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi: STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE ANNOUNCESTHE FORMATION OFA SPECIAL PROSECUTION GANG UNIT McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis A. Bianchi announces the implementation of a Gang … Continue reading