A spotlight has been pointed at divorce, McHenry County style.
In a Union League press conference held this morning, Chicago Crime Commission President Jim Wagner said that a report had been given the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI, which included McHenry County's "family courts."
In a McHenry County Blog interview with Wagner, he said,
Family courts would determine in many cases custody rights, the proper treatment of the child in those situations, where the child could most properly be served.That sounds like divorce court to me.
When asked about what he said concerning McHenry County this morning, Wagner replied:
We had done a preliminary inquiry in the collar counties, including McHenry County, that bled over into other counties.When I asked him what he meant by "family courts," Wagner added the quote above.
As a result of the inquiries, we discovered numerous people willing to discuss criminal activity that they perceived to be occurring in various governmental units, including the court system and including family courts.
As a result of the inquiries, we prepared a report, which we provided to the U.S. Attorney's office and the FBI a few weeks ago.
We are hopeful that the information will result in criminal investigations because we believe sufficient information is available to warrant further investigation.
I also said that we have no control over the proceedings from here on out. That it is totally up to the United States Attorney and the FBI. Nor will we know if there is an ongoing investigation because they won’t discuss pending matters.
I’m not able to provide any details because that could taint a criminal investigation.
The press conference was mainly targeted at publicizing a public corruption hotline.
Those who would like to drop a dime on crime may do so by contacting the commission by calling 312-372-0101. There is also a way to communicate by email on the web site.
McHenry County Blog first reported the Chicago Crime Commission's probe into McHenry County May 4th. July 23nrd McHenry County Blog reported on State's Attorney Lou Bianchi's letter to county officials. August 4th, McHenry County Blog printed a letter from Barrington Hills' attorney stating the village had not started the probe.
If no one else runs a story on this, how can that hurt McHenry County Blog?