Bianchi is facing charges that he used county resources for political purposes. He was charged in September with conspiracy, unlawful communication with a witness and official misconduct.
He is accused of directing employees to write campaign correspondence on taxpayer time and to keep records including contact lists, fundraising solicitations, endorsements, campaign petitions and information on volunteer workers.
His co-defendant, assistant Joyce Synek, is charged with conspiracy and perjury.
Special prosecutor Thomas McQueen argued today that Bianchi had so much political work done at his office, he should have had a campaign sign over the door.
Amy Dalby, Bianchi's former secretary, testified she did some political work at the office
But defense attorney Terry Ekl suggested that anything that could be construed as political was a tiny amount and he insisted it was done off county time.
The bench trial will continue all week. It's believed to be unprecedented in Illinois for a sitting state's attorney to face felony email@example.com