McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Opposes Legalization of Recreational Pot

The following letter was sent by McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally to legislators who will represent McHenry County next year: I am writing to offer my basis for opposing the expected legislation legalizing cannabis for recreational use in Illinois. … Continue reading

Eight Years for Cary Man Guilty Plea to Cannabis Possession, Including Edibles, after Accepting Mailed Package

A  press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: NICHOLAS COSMANO PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSION OF CANNABIS Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Nicholas Cosmano, 33, of Cary, Illinois, pled guilty to Possession of Over 5,000 grams of … Continue reading

Federal Suit Against Woodstock Police Officers & City Government

Two Woodstock Police officers, plus the City of Woodstock, have been sued in Federal Court by Phillip Williams of Woodstock. The are Eric Schmidtke and Sharon Freund. The law firm is Meyer & Kiss. LLC. The suit stems from an … Continue reading

Legislature Decriminalizes Marijuana – Roll Calls

The Illinois Senate followed in the footsteps of the Illinois House when it voted to decriminalize the possession of the equivalent of twenty-five cigarette-sized marijuana blunts. Most McHenry County legislators went along with the crowd. In the House, the following … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Department Freedom of Information Games

It was the discovery of more marijuana growing in the Hebron area in a press release issued by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department that reminded me of the August 2008 and August 2009 discoveries of three pot fields, some of … Continue reading

Another Hebron Pot Plot

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Outdoor Cannabis Grow Operation McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced today the seizure of approximately 2,000 cannabis sativa plants from a wooded area in unincorporated Hebron, Illinois. On May 11, 2013, Sheriff’s … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Agrees to Wait for Input from New Police Chief on De-criminalizing Marijuana

An ordinance that would have changed possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor offense to a petty offense evidenced by a ticket was removed from the table and then from a future agenda in its … Continue reading