McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi couldn’t attend the County Board meeting at which he was to be presented a plaque, but he had a statement read Tuesday night.
Bianchi’s term will be up on December 1st.
That is when successor Patrick Kenneally will be sworn in, along with the other countywide officials who were elected in the General Election.
Bianchi’s statement is below:
For the County Board Presentation, November 15, 2016
My sincerest apology for my absence this evening.
My wife Jean is having surgery this morning and I will be spending this Tuesday evening with her in the hospital overnight to tend to her needs.
While I am honored and humbled to be acknowledged, the recognition, as you are well aware, purely belongs to the men and women whom I have had the pleasure of working with, side by side:
- the 30 attorney
- the 23 administrative assistants
- the four investigators
- the two victim-witness coordinators
They are the ones that work day in and day out, often at night and on weekends, for you, and the citizens of McHenry County.
It has been a real honor and privilege to serve you, the County Board members, and the elected and appointed officials, and the citizens of McHenry County.
Thank you for allowing me to hold the office of State’s Attorney for these past 12 years.
While I have mixed feelings about leaving and the future, I take solace in the fact that I am leaving the office in good hands with State’s Attorney elect Patrick Kenneally.
As the leadership of the office is passed to Patrick, I am confident that he will work well with you and that together you will accomplish great things for our McHenry County community.
Sincerely, Lou Bianchi