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

The Document with Which County Clerk Joe Tirio Renounced His Salary for Being Recorder of Deeds

Here is how McHenry County Clerk and Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio is avoiding being a double-dipper: JOE TIRIO’S RENUNCIATION OF COMPENSATION AND ALL BENEFITS FOR MCHENRY COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS WHEREAS: A core value of fundamental importance to Joseph … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Says He Will Serve as Both Recorder and Clerk, If Elected; State’s Attorney Says It’s OK

A press release from Joe Tirio: If elected, Tirio agrees to serve as Recorder without pay until offices are consolidated WOODSTOCK, IL – As election day looms near, some are asking what will happen to the Recorder’s office if Tirio … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Approvals Missing from Most Bob Miller Questionable Expenditures

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Road District – Gooch & Miller taken to task in Plaintiffs Response to Motion to Dismiss. BY KIRK ALLEN ON OCTOBER 2, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Robert Hanlon, attorney for the Algonquin Township Road … Continue reading

Anthony Ficarelli New Assistant State’s Attorney, Experienced Union Contract Negotiator

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: ANTHONY FICARELLI JOINS McHENRY COUNTY AS ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEY Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Anthony Ficarelli has joined the Office as an Assistant State’s … Continue reading

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Praise Patrick Kenneally

A press release from McHenry County Staate’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: PATRICK KENNEALLY RECEIVES MADD HEROES AWARD The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office is honored to announce that Patrick Kenneally has received the 2018 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Heroes Award … Continue reading

Patrick Kenneally Lays Down Challenge for Local Republicans

At his fundraiser on Thursday night, McHenry County State’s Attorney laid down his hope for Republicans in McHenry County. He cites a sense of revolt over the last three years locally. Here are two highlights: “An inflamed sense that something … Continue reading

Ananymous Citizen Critiques State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s Exoneration of Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller

Here’s what an anonymous citizen wrote about the 52-page report exonerating former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller of criminal behavior (the report has 66 comments): … Continue reading

Kenneally’s Recommendations to Algonquin Township Officials

In case you didn’t get to the bottom of McHenry County State’s Attorney’s report on his investigation of the Algonquin Township Road District under Road Commissioner Bob Miller, here they are: Recommendations to Algonquin Township 1. Establish a detailed policy … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Criticizes Former Algonquin Township Supervisor, Plus Current Supervisor and One Trustee

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission.  (The entire report of McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally can be found here.) McHenry County State’s Attorney’s report on Miller nails one issue for sure. BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 2, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry … Continue reading

Bob Miller Took Fifth Amendment

The following was gleaned from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s report on his investigation of former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller by Illinois Leaks and is reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Former Road Commissioner Bob … Continue reading

Kenneally’s Recommendations to Algonquin Township Officials

In case you didn’t get to the bottom of McHenry County State’s Attorney’s report on his investigation of the Algonquin Township Road District under Road Commissioner Bob Miller, here they are: Recommendations to Algonquin Township 1. Establish a detailed policy … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Declines to Prosecute Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller, US. Attorney Refuses Also

From McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally. (My apologies for the lack of proper formatting, but this is what happened when I copied an pasted the 52-page report.)  Kenneally invites members of the public to call him at (815) 334-4159. … Continue reading

Miller Road District Credit Card Info Not Available Until June 1st

I filed a Freedom of Information Request for the reward point pages of a number of American Express Premium Credit Card statements with the Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik. A week delay was requested and granted. Now I have received … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Spotlights CL Park Board Perks

Reprinted with permission from the Edgar County Watchdogs’ Illinois Leaks: Crystal Lake Park District Commissioners gift themselves thousands, while wanting to sell Bonds – BY JMKRAFT ON APRIL 23, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) Crystal Lake, IL. (ECWd) – CLPD Chairman Debbie Gallagher While … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Tough on DUI Offenders, Lawbreaking Politicians Not So Much

It’s All About “Safety”, Right? A joint press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office and Local Law Enforcement: Starting April 15, 2018, the Algonquin, Cary, Harvard, Huntley Johnsburg, Lake in the Hills, McHenry, Spring Grove, and Woodstock Police Departments, … Continue reading