Monday, January 10, 2011

New bill in McHenry Co States Attorney Bianchi investigation doubles total amount


The indictment came a year after Graham appointed former Lake County judge Henry Tonigan and former federal prosecutor Thomas McQueen to investigate former Bianchi secretary Amy Dalby's claims that Bianchi ordered her to conduct campaign business on taxpayer time. Bianchi was elected to his second term in 2008.
County Board members set up the special fund last March, allocating $100,000 from its $500,000 contingency fund. Board members and staff at the time expressed optimism that the amount would cover the costs when all was done.
This latest bill will come out of the budget for the previous fiscal year, which ended Nov. 30, Associate Administrator for Finance Ralph Sarbaugh said.
Tonigan told the Northwest Herald last week after a Friday hearing that the probe still was ongoing, but he would not reveal further details.
Bianchi and Synek are scheduled to go to trial March 21 in Winnebago County Court.

latest court-submitted bill of $112,938 brings the cost of the investigation to $221,476. The bill passed through the board's Law and Justice Committee on a 5-0 vote Monday – a largely procedural matter given that county government is under court order to pay.

Click on the following for more details:  Northwest Herald | New bill in Bianchi investigation doubles total amount

Boone County Journal now is searchable

If you read an interesting article in the Boone County Journal  anytime since October 2008 you now can find it on-line.  

Just go the front page of the website [] (shown below).  In red at the very bottom of the page is the search box.  Click on the second photocopy to better see the red search box.

All retrieved articles are available free of costs.



Fed pays US Treasury record $78.4B last year - Yahoo! Finance

Income from the Fed's portfolio of securities came to $76.2 billion last year, up from $48.8 billion in 2009, Federal Reserve officials said. Such income rose largely because the Fed bought a greater number of securities. Increases in the value of securities also played a role.

In early November, the Fed launched a program to bolster the economy by purchasing $600 billion worth of Treasury debt through June. T

Fed pays US Treasury record $78.4B last year - Yahoo! Finance