NorWest Township Republicans Splinter Group Meets

There was a Woodstock meeting Wednesday night, the same night the Grafton Township Republican Central Committee organized. It consisted mainly of the little townships Republican Precinct Committeemen who did not attend the organization meeting called by Michael McCleary and enough … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Elect Officers

The NorWest Townships Republican Central Committee elected officers in the Woodstock VFW Monday night. The strangely-named group, which consists of Precinct Committeemen from the small townships from the southwest to the northeast corners of McHenry County, surrounds the more populated … Continue reading

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

Lou Bianchi’s Case against Those Who Persecuted Him – Part 5

This is the fifth and final installment of Lou Bianchi’s attorney Terry Ekl’s 49-page First Amended Complaint in the Federal Court suit the McHenry County State’s Attorney and his employees who were indicted in case with insufficient evidence brought against … Continue reading

Lou Bianchi’s Case against Those Who Persecuted Him – Part 3

Here is the third installment of the posting of attorney Terry Ekl’s First Amended Complaint against Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan, his assistant Thomas McQueen, Quest Consultants International, et al.  Here are Part 1 and Part 2. Tonigan settled with Bianchi, … Continue reading

Mike McCleary Criminal Charges Dismissed

Charges against the second McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Investigator have been dismissed by Rockford Judge Joseph McGraw. His name is Mike McCleary. Arguments were made for dismissal by his Rockford attorney Christopher DeRango. You can read the judge’s questions on … Continue reading

Arguments Made for Dismissal of Charges Against State’s Attorney Investigator Mike McCleary

McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Investigator Michael McCleary was in Rockford Judge Joseph McGraw’s courtroom Friday afternoon listening to his attorney argue the Special Prosecutor’s indictment should be dismissed. His Rockford attorney, Christopher DeRango started by pointing out that the statutory … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor’s Case Staggers on Against McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Officials

First a short article about the Ron Salgado case, which washed out the last court date. Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan’s cases against McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, his Chief Investigator Rod Salgado and Investigator Mike McCleary staggered on today … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan’s Efforts Against McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office Continue to Disintegrate

Friday afternoon in a Rockford hearing, Winnebago County Judge Joesph McGraw dismissed the charges against Ron Salagdo, McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s Chief Investigator. This the third set of charge brought by Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan that have been … 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