Sheriff Bill Prim Endorses Patrick Kenneally for State’s Attorney

A press release from Republican State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally: Bill Prim, McHenry County Sheriff, Endorses Patrick Kenneally for State’s Attorney Bill Prim, McHenry County Sheriff, announced today that he is again endorsing Patrick Kenneally for McHenry County State’s Attorney. Bill Prim … Continue reading

Ten Question Poll Focuses on McHenry County Races

Just got a call from an unidentified source asking ten questions: Registered voter or not? Gender (only two choices) Age (29 or younger, 30-44, 45-64, 65 or older) Party (Democrat, Republican, Independent) Opinion of State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin (Favorable, … Continue reading

Democrats Concentrate on Ray Flavin’s Campaign, Ignore Jack Franks in Second Parade

Watching for things political in the Lake in the Hills Parade on Saturday morning brought a surprise. The Democrats came first behind a banner of McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin. All were wearing tee shirts supporting Flavin’s candidacy. … Continue reading

More of Patrick Kenneally’s Plan to Save Money in the State’s Attorney’s Office

A press release from Republican McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally: Commitment to Tax Payers Part 4, Patrick Kenneally to Cut State’s Attorney Budget 10% By the End of First Term” Patrick Kenneally in his ongoing effort to review the budget … Continue reading

Ron Salgado Retiring from State’s Attorney’s Office

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: RONALD J. SALGADO, CHIEF INVESTIGATOR, RETIRES FROM MCHENRY COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that, effective August 26, 2016, Ronald J. Salgado retired as Chief Investigator for the … Continue reading

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