With Donna Kelly having resigned from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, Lou Bianchi has named Patrick Kenneally, his choice to succeed him, as top assistant.
That is what this press release from the office explains:
PATRICK KENNEALLY NAMED AS FIRST ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEY FOR MCHENRY COUNTY
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Patrick Kenneally has been named First Assistant State’s Attorney for the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Kenneally’s experience as a prosecutor for nine years is remarkable as he has handled thousands of criminal prosecutions and has tried over 90 trials at all levels of the criminal justice system.
His commitment to crime victims and their families earned him Turning Point’s Peace and Justice Award in 2009.
Kenneally helped launch the McHenry County Opioid Awareness Initiative.
As a result, this month all police departments in McHenry County will be supplied with NARCAN, a medication that reverses the effects of a heroin overdose.
In addition, Patrick has lead efforts to establish a program that would facilitate substance abuse treatment for anyone in the County who requests it as well as expand community education on the dangers of heroin.
Patrick is in the process of saving McHenry County police time and taxpayers money by implementing software that will allow police to obtain electronic warrants.
These warrants may also be used to combat drunk driving by allowing police to quickly obtain warrants for blood draws of those DUI suspects that refuse a breathalyzer.
As First Assistant, Kenneally’s passion for the mission of this office by seeking justice for the citizens of McHenry County is paramount.