Gearing Up for Red Ribbon Week

Louis A. Bianchi is pleased to announce the beginning of Red Ribbon Week in McHenry County on October 23-31, 2008.

Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarera, who was brutally killed by drug lords in Mexico as he was fighting the war on drugs.

Red Ribbon Week serves as an opportunity for local communities to rally together in support of local efforts to fight the spread and usage of illegal drugs.

In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, Louis A. Bianchi, and the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s office is again providing area students in McHenry County almost 30,000 red ribbons to wear so that they may show their support for this cause, and this year’s theme

“Too Proud to do Drugs”

These ribbons are being distributed to area schools for students in grades K-8 and were paid for out of State’s Attorney drug asset forfeiture funds in cases charged by local police departments and prosecuted in McHenry County.

There will be a special presentation at the McHenry County Courthouse Grand Jury Room on October 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. where select students from local schools will make a presentation on how their schools are participating in Red Ribbon Week and why they believe it is important to say no to drugs. Over 70 students and educators, as well as representatives from the Regional School Board and the Circuit Court of McHenry County, are expected to attend. The press is invited.

Louis A. Bianchi joins all the students in McHenry County in the effort to stop illegal drugs and in their hope that they and their classmates will be “Too Proud to do Drugs.”

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