Kenneally Outlines Priorities for State’s Attorney’s Office

A statement from State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally: Kenneally’s Top Three Initiatives as State’s Attorney 1) Address Heroin and Opioid Addiction As a result of a nearly 700% increase in production by Mexican drug cartels and the over-prescription of opioid … Continue reading

Lakemoor Heroin Arrest

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Lakemoor Pair Arrested for Heroin Possession and Delivery The McHenry County Sheriff’s Police announced today the arrest of two Lakemoor residents for multiple heroin-related drug charges. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics … Continue reading

Big Drug Bust

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Two Brothers from Des Plaines Among 24 Defendants Charged with Trafficking Large Quantities of Cocaine and Heroin CHICAGO — Two dozen defendants are facing federal drug charges after a two-and-a-half-year investigation uncovered … Continue reading

Heroin Antidote VIVITROL® to Be Discussed

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court: 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION AND COURT SERVICES HOSTING EDUCATION SEMINAR FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS ON THE OPIOID INTERVENTION DRUG VIVITROL® The 22nd Judicial Circuit, Department of Probation and … Continue reading

Heroin Sting Operation Nets Five Years

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: DEFENDANT RYAN RASKEY SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 32 year … Continue reading

Wiretaps Lead to Heroin Seizure near Kennedy Exit, Arrests Include Orlando Penaloza of Harvard

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: ELEVEN DEFENDANTS CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTING MULTI-KILOGRAM AMOUNTS OF HEROIN OR COCAINE FOLLOWING DEA-LED INVESTIGATION CHICAGO — Two brothers driving a flatbed tow truck carrying a blue Honda Prelude exited the Kennedy Expressway … Continue reading

Article on Candidates’ Forum Gets Suppression Treatment on NW Herald Web Site

One of the more prolific commenters on McHenry County Blog is “Earth Mother.” Today, she posted the following: You gotta love that Northwest Herald. They had new article in yesterday’s paper about the MCC Forum. Nygren makes a stupid comment … Continue reading

Nygren Says “Traffic” Is Biggest Problem Facing Sheriff’s Department, “Heroin” Says Mahon

The final question from the moderator for the three candidates for McHenry County Sheriff inquired about the biggest problem facing the department. “Traffic” was the reply of 13-year incumbent Keith Nygren. I admit to being stunned by his reply. I’d … Continue reading