State’s Attorney Candidate Patrick Kenneally Refects on Impact of Crime

At the end of his speech to contributors at the Boulder Hill Country Club last Thursday night, Republican State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally spoke of the effects of crime on families of the law breaker. Reflecting on the Multi-Generational Effects … Continue reading

State’s Attornty Candidate Patrick Kenneally Criticizes Criminal Justice “Reform” Movement

Below are the notes and speech of Republican candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally. Welcome to everyone and thank you all for doing me the honor of attending. Begin by acknowledging every past and present member of law enforcement … Continue reading

Patrick Kenneally Promises to Cut State’s Attorney’s Budget by 10% During First Term

A press release from Republican McHenry County State’s Attorney’s candidate Patrick Kenneally: Commitment to Tax Payers:  Patrick Kenneally to Cut State’s Attorney Budget 10% By the End of First Term Patrick Kenneally has announced that he has begun the process of reviewing … Continue reading

State’s Attorney’s $75,000 Settlement Runs into Rough Waters

When Assistant State’s Attorney George Hoffman came before the McHenry County Finance and Audit Committee Thursday morning for permission to settle the suit filed by former Assistant State’s Attorney Kirk Chrzanowski for $75,000, he made a cost-benefit argument. He estimated that … Continue reading

Donna Kelly Leaving State’s Attorney’s Office

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi: DONNA KATHRYN KELLY, FIRST ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEY, RESIGNS TO PURSUE NEW OPPORTUNITY Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, regretfully announces that, effective August 4, 2016, Donna Kathryn Kelly will … Continue reading

County Settles Retaliatory Discharge Suit against State’s Attorney for $75,000

The retaliatory discharge case of Kirk Chrzanowski against the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office was settled today for $75,000. The guts of the case claims that Assistant State’s Attorney Kirk Chrzanowski was fired by McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi … Continue reading

Pols Missing the McHenry Parade

Democrats have gotten a lot of publicity in running County Board and countywide candidates for office. And replacing them when their first choices dropped out. McHenry has one of five pretty much “must appear” parades. The only Democrat with a … Continue reading

Democrats Chose Ray Flavin to Challenge Pat Kenneally for State’s Attorney

With their slated candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney Jim Harrison having withdrawn (to care for his ailing mother, according to the Northwest Herald), McHenry County Democrats have decided to run Ray Flavin for the post. The Democrats met behind … Continue reading

Harrison Withdraws from Being Democrat Running for State’s Attorney

As Jack Franks is sending out 25,071 copies of a taxpayer-finance newsletter, he has apparently gotten rid of one of his problems. I’ve been told that Franks was none too happy to be paired with Jim Harrison, the candidate slated for … Continue reading

Campaign Finance Report Time

Campaign Disclosure Reports are not due to the State Board of Elections until midnight April 15th–Friday night. But, having just finished my quarterly torture, I started looking for reports from other local committees. Jack Franks, now running for only one … Continue reading

Theresa Kaman New Assistant State’s Attorney

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: MCHENRY COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE WELCOMES NEW CRIMINAL ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEY, THERESA KAMAN Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Theresa Kaman has joined the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office … Continue reading

Kenneally Blows Away Opposition in CL Parade

There was an invasion of green-backed Patrick Kenneally for State’s Attorney folks at Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade. I looked and could see no sign of Jack Franks’ running mate, Jim Harrison, Kenneally’s Democratic Party opponent for McHenry County State’s … Continue reading

Bianchi Suit Against Special Prosecutor McQueen Reinstated by Appellate Court

Your homework for today is to read the 2nd Appellate Court decision reinstating McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s suit against one of the Special Prosecutors who indicted him on criminal charges that were so weak that they were tossed … Continue reading

Chris Covelli Writes Letter of Support of Patrick Kenneally

With permission of author Chris Covelli, McHenry County Blog published the following letter from Chris Covelli in support of Patrick Kenneally for McHenry County State’s Attorney: To the Editor: McHenry County needs a State’s Attorney who will stand up for … Continue reading