State’s Attorney Said to Have Opined County Board Can Eliminate Positions Labeled by Critics as “Patronage Hires”

That’s the hot rumor of the answer to a question that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks asked of McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally. Advice I’ve heard that is given to beginning attorneys: “Never ask a question you don’t … Continue reading

Satus Quo in LITH Sanitary District Case with Judge Leaning Toward Jack Franks’ Position

Sitting through most of the 1:30 Wednesday hearing on whether McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks will be able to control the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District led me to offer, “Congratulation, Jack,” as he walked down the hall. … Continue reading

McHenry County Beats LITH Sanitary District to the Courthouse with Quo Warranto Suit

During public comment at the snippity-snap 17-minute meeting  LITH Sanitary District attorney Derke Price, said a quo warranto suit would be filed against McHenry County. That was after the two Lake in the Hills Sanitary District Trustees appointed to $6,000 … Continue reading

Kenneally Makes Direct Mail Pitch for Contributions

When Lou Bianchi was McHenry County State’s Attorney he held a fundraising dinner every year. Who couldn’t love his jokes? His hand-picked successor, Patrick Kenneally, apparently is taking a different approach. He is just asking for money in a letter … Continue reading

McHenry County SWAT Team Raids 17,000 Square Foot Bull Valley Home, Find Pot & 50-Caliber Machine Gun

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: Multi-Agency Task Force Arrest Two Cannabis Dealers ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Rockford Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Rockford Task Force, McHenry County Narcotics Task Force, Winnebago … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Introduces Therapy Dogs to Ease Criminal Process

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: McHenry County State’s Attorney Offering Therapy Dogs to Victims and Witnesses The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Masonic Association of Service and … Continue reading

Should the Public Be Allowed to See Advice from the State’s Attorney to the County Board about its Relationship with the New Chairman?

Informed listener Ersel Schuster shares her take on the McHenry County Board’s Internal Support and Facilities Committee meeting: 4/12/17 McHenry County’s Internal Support & Facilities (ISF) meeting While listening to the ISF committee meeting audio it was stated that a … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Rolls Out New Seal for His Office

A press release from One Zero Charlie, a Woodstock design studio: Visitors to the offices of the McHenry County State’s Attorney will notice a freshly painted wall, cast bronze letters identifying Patrick D. Kenneally as our recently elected State’s Attorney, … Continue reading

County Moves to Make Search Warrant Authorization Easier

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, McHenry County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office and the Circuit Court of the 22 nd Judicial Circuit for McHenry County Prepare to Launch Electronic … Continue reading

Kenneally Hires Boone County Assistant State’s Attorney

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: Victor “Vic” Escarcida Slated for Felony Prosecutions Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Victor “Vic” Escarcida has been hired as an assistant state’s attorney. … Continue reading

Michelle Courier Re-Joins McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: ATTORNEY MICHELLE J. COURIER REJOINS THE STATE’S ATTORNEYS OFFICE AS DEPUTY CHIEF OF THE CIVIL DIVISION Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney is pleased to announce that Michelle J. Courier … Continue reading

Election Stuff in Sunday Northwest Herald

Read the Northwest Herald at Colonial Cafe today. Here’s what I saw that might be considered related to the Tuesday Election. On the front page was a sticker from Republican candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally. Next was … Continue reading