Management Changes at State’s Attorney’s Office

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEYS RITA GARA, RANDI FREESE AND DANIEL WILBRANDT PROMOTED TO KEY MANAGEMENT POSITIONS WITHIN OFFICE Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Rita Gara … Continue reading

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

Feds Give $491,000 over Four Years to McHenry County Circuit Court for Drunk Driving Fight

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court: 22nd Judicial Circuit Receives DUI Court Grant from Bureau of Justice Assistance (Woodstock, IL) The 22nd Judicial Circuit of McHenry County is pleased to announce that it was notified by the … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn Emails to State’s Attorney & County Board Members

McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Education Leslie Schermerhorn is in a fight with some on the County Board, including Chairman Jack Franks, over her budget. Last week, she asked McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally for an opinion in the … 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

County Board Candidate Lori Parrish’s Fundraiser

Overlapping McHenry County Board candidate Carolyn Schofield’s fundraiser Tuesday evening at Crystal Lake Brewing was one for Lori Parrish at the Bulldog Ale House. I met Parrish’s running mate, Joe Gottemoller, coming out of the establishment on his way to Schofield’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

Republicans Gather at CL’s Pablo’s to Raise Money, Meet Candidates

Nelwy-elected Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman Glen Swanson hosted a fundraiser at Pablo’s in Crystal Lake Thursday night. The entrance fee was $35 apiece. There were no cut rates for Republican Precinct Committeemen. Legislators attended. State Senator Dan McConchie and … 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

ECW Opines on Kenneally’s Words: Justice is Ethics and Truth in Action

Printed with permission. McHenry County State’s Attorney – His words: Justice is Ethics and Truth in Action BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 17, 2018 • ( 4 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally has the term“Justice is Ethics and Truth in … 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