Bianchi Suit Against Special Prosecutor McQueen Reinstated by Appellate Court

Your homework for today is to read the 2nd Appellate Court decision reinstating McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s suit against one of the Special Prosecutors who indicted him on criminal charges that were so weak that they were tossed … Continue reading

Thieving School Superintendent to Lose Pension

The Cook County State’s Attorney has cut a deal with retired West Harvey-Dixmoor Elementary School Superintendent Alex Boyd. But, he won’t get to keep his pension because he was allowed to plead guilty only to felony counts of official misconduct. … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Files Ethics Complaint Against Andy Zinke

“Prohibited political activity” charges again faces McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke. This time I didn’t file the complaint, as I did when Zinke used his office email account to explain that his middle finger was just holding up the roof … Continue reading

Bianchi Says What Koziol Said Zinke Did Was Not Illegal, Any Punishment Up to Nygren

A press release from McHenty County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi: Deputy Sheriff Sergeant John Koziol brought forth allegations that Undersheriff Andrew Zinke committed a crime when he violated multiple General Orders of the McHenry County Sheriff. The allegations were presented … Continue reading

Ex-McHenry Policeman Indicted on Multiply Counts of Felony Theft and Official Misconduct

Ex-McHenry Policeman Dale Hojnacki has been indicted by the McHenry County Grand Jury136 The thirty-five year old resident of McHenry has been charged with two counts of theft and five counts of official misconduct. All are felonies. Ever see an … Continue reading

Judge Joseph McGraw’s Oral Ruling on Lou Bianchi & Joyce Synek Case

Below is what Judge Joseph McGraw ruled in the criminal trial of McHenry County State’s Attorney and his assistant Joyce Synek: STATE OF ILLINOIS) ) SS: COUNTY OF McHENRY) IN THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE PEOPLE OF … 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

Zane Seipler’s Attorney Blake Horwitz Calls on State’s Attorney to Stop Resisting Call for Special Prosecutor to Probe Whether Keith Nygren Used Office for Political Purposes

McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren’s GOP primary opponent Zane Seipler is seeking to have a special prosecutor named to investigate whether the Sheriff has used taxpayer dollars to advance his political campaigns. The hearing is September 28th. Today, Seipler’s attorney, … Continue reading

Ex-Island Lake Mayor Tom Hyde and Wife Arrested, Charged with Official Misconduct

Last October, Island Lake Mayor Tom Hyde was arrested for forgery and misconduct for supposedly altering a liquor license so an establishment could remain open. Then, State Rep. Mark Beaubien’s Democratic Party fall opponent Rich Garling was arrested. See Island … Continue reading