From the State’s Attorney:
WILLIAM L KOUNANIS SENTENCED TO FIFTEEN YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR ARMED VIOLENCE
William L Kounanis
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that on September 25, 2023, 69-year-old William L Kounanis of Woodstock, Illinois, was sentenced to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections for Armed Violence, a Class X felony, by the Honorable Judge Tiffany Davis.
On March 1, 2020, a vehicle operated by and belonging to Kounanis was stopped for a traffic violation by members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police.
The vehicle was searched after deputies observed open alcohol in the cup holder.
In searching the vehicle, deputies recovered a loaded firearm under the driver’s seat, ammunition for the same firearm on Kounanis’ person, and a large amount of cocaine.
Kounanis is a convicted felon and a member of an outlaw motorcycle club.
This investigation was led by Deputy Richard Kim and Deputy Caitlin Meneely with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Department and was prosecuted by Matthew Brodersen of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.