McHenry County Judicial Watch

Courthouse sources say that three Circuit Court Judges will retire this year. One has already done so–Mareen McIntyre. She was replaced by Associate Judge Robert Wilbrandt, who, in a previous life, was McHenry County Public Defender. Another Judge said to … Continue reading

Robert Wilbrandt Replacing Marleen McIntyre as Circuit Court Judge

Circuit Court Judge Maureen McIntyre is retiring on December 31st. In her place the Illinois Supreme Court has named Associate Judge Robert A. Wilbrandt, effective on January 3, 2017. The order was issued on October 27th. Judge Wilbrandt will have … Continue reading

Red Ribbon Week Fights Drug Use

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: McHenry County State’s Attorney Kicks Off Red Ribbon Week Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces the joint celebration of Red Ribbon Week with local schools. Red Ribbon Week commemorates … Continue reading

Sun-Times Again Calls for Judge Maureen McIntrye to Drop Out of Vanecko Case

You have to wonder at whom the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board is aiming its repetitive editorials that McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Maureen McIntyre. It certainly can’t be her constituents, because the Sun-Times’ circulation in McHenry County wasn’t large enough … Continue reading

Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Takes Shot at McHenry County Judge Maureen McIntyre

There have been many articles and one editorial about the worthiness of McHenry County Circuit Judge Maureen McIntyre to preside at the trial of Richard Daley nephew R.J. Vanecko in his involuntary manslaughter case involving David Koschman. Today, Chicago Sun-Times … Continue reading

Sun-Times Reports Judicial Inquiry Board Probing Judge Maureen McIntyre’s Boone County Divorce

Today Judge Maureen McIntyre is the subject of another big story in the Chicago-Sun Times. The Sun-Times is interested in McIntyre because she has been selected to be the judge in the Richard Vanecko trial about David Koschman’s beating death … Continue reading

McHenry County Chief Judge Michael Sullivan Appoints Maureen McIntyre to Hear Daley Nephew “Heater” Case

The waiting is over for those wanting to know who will preside over the trial of Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, the Richard M. Daley nephew who decked David Koschman in a 2004 sidewalk fight from which the much smaller man … Continue reading

Schlenkert Wins Unanimous Decision in Appellate Court

When I wrote the article yesterday on Deputy Sheriff Bob Schlenkert’s victory in the 2nd Appellate Court, I didn’t have the decision. Now, I do. This decision came down three days after the oral arguments. I’m no student of appellate … Continue reading

Grafton Township Separation of Powers Case Goes to Court

Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore took her dispute with Township Trustees Betty Zirk, Gerald McMahon, Rob LaPorta and Barbara Murphy to court Wednesday. She’s in civil court seeking injunctive relief to regain her role as chief executive of the township. … Continue reading

Cost of 2006 Error by State Board of Elections Recovered

The McHenry County State’s Attorney has captured the cost incurred when the Illinois State Board of Elections failed to place Circuit Court Judge Maureen McIntyre on the ballot. Lou Bianchi’s press release follows: “Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, … Continue reading

Seneca Township Gravel Pit Denial Upheld in Court

Thanks to Gus Philpott’s “Woodstock Advocate” for pointing me to the Seneca Township web site NoForPit opposing the Merryman gravel pit zoning. The opponents have this update from Judge Maureen McIntyre’s courtroom: Merryman Gravel Pit permit DENIED for the 3rd … Continue reading

Part 1 – The Highest Paid State Employees in McHenry County

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a data base with those who get state paychecks. The 2008 information is arrayed from highest to lowest. It comes straight from the State Comptroller’s Office. I remember when this information was only supplied to … Continue reading