The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office puts out a newsletter called, “Justice for All.”
It is apparently a quarterly publication.
In the last edition under State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, he published this:
A Message from the State’s Attorney
My term as State’s Attorney of McHenry County will be ending on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
After serving 12 years as an elected official, preparing to leave is bittersweet.
While I look forward to change, prosecuting violent crimes allowed me the opportunity to help keep our community safe and provide a healthy environment in which to raise a family.
I will also miss the occasion to positively impact the lives of others through the specialty courts: mental health court, drug court, domestic violence court, as well as the State’s Attorney’s Office First Offender and Check Enforcement Programs.
However, change is inevitable and I look forward to the next State’s Attorney Elect Patrick Kenneally to continue with these programs and initiate new, innovative ones that positively impact our society and wellbeing.
I will miss working with the 31 Assistant State’s Attorneys, administrative assistants, victim witness coordinators, and investigators.
They are the real defenders who work hard to make a difference and do justice.
They protect the rights and safety of all the people in our cities, towns and villages throughout McHenry County.
Every day they look into the eyes of people who are victimized by crime. They may be parents, spouses or children of a murder victim.
They themselves may be victims of another type of crime.
Whatever the circumstances, they are looking to the prosecutor to hold accountable the perpetrator who harmed them.
Our prosecutors work for victims who often have no one else to depend on to give them some sense of justice.
I would like to take this time to express my sincerest gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the citizens of McHenry County for allowing me the opportunity to lead the office as State’s Attorney and for their support for me and our office these past 12 years.
It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to work for and serve our community.
Very truly yours,
Louis A. Bianchi