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Randi Freese announces run for McHenry County state’s attorney after Kenneally announces sudden withdrawal from race

The McHenry County First Assistant State’s Attorney has announced her run for office after McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally, who won the Republican primary, dropped out of the race. McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally said in a statement late Tuesday morning that he decided to remove himself from the 2024 race for McHenry […]

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8-year-old girl ‘terrorized’ after McHenry County judge releases man who sexually assaulted her

The state’s attorney said an 8-year-old has been left “terrorized” after the man who sexually assaulted her in McHenry County was released and the suspect’s GPS monitor has repeatedly malfunctioned, triggering police responses. McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally said a defendant was charged in January with predatory criminal sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl. […]

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McHenry County state’s attorney announces withdrawal from election race, will leave office in November

The McHenry County state’s attorney announced his sudden withdrawal from the 2024 race for state’s attorney and said he will leave office at the end of his term in November. McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally said in a statement late Tuesday morning that he has decided to remove himself from the 2024 race for […]

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McHenry County state’s attorney says 50% of defendants released under SAFE-T Act for retail theft do not show up in court

The McHenry County state’s attorney said more than 50% of non-local defendants released under the SAFE-T Act after being arrested for retail theft failed to show up in court this year. 34 people have been indicted for felony retail theft, which is a theft over $300, in McHenry County in 2024. Only six of the […]

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State’s attorney astonished after appeals court rules that defendant in high-speed Spring Grove police chase is not flight risk

The state’s attorney appeared astonished after an appeals court ordered a man, who they said is not a flight risk, released from jail after the man led officers on a police pursuit in Spring Grove. Spring Grove police officers attempted to stop a GMC Sierra pickup truck around 1:10 p.m. on April 10, 2023, on […]

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‘Serious concerns’: Local leaders react to proposed Illinois bill that would prohibit officers from stopping vehicles for traffic infractions

Local officials say they have “serious concerns” about a proposed Illinois bill that would prevent officers from stopping cars for traffic infractions, with one official saying it is “hard to overstate how bad this bill is.” Illinois State Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-Chicago) filed House Bill 4603 on Monday. The bill amends the Illinois Vehicle Code […]

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McHenry County state’s attorney wins ‘State’s Attorney of the Year’ award from Chicago organization

The McHenry County state’s attorney has been awarded “State’s Attorney of the Year” by the United Hellenic Voters of America as the state’s attorney touts “record low” crime in McHenry County. The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Monday that state’s attorney Patrick Kenneally received the award of State’s Attorney of the Year from The […]

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McHenry County state’s attorney says SAFE-T Act continues to allow release of dangerous defendants

The McHenry County state’s attorney says the “failure” SAFE-T Act recently allowed the release of a hit-and-run suspect who seriously injured a child and a convicted murderer who failed to register as a sex offender for the sixth time. McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally said earlier this week that the Pretrial Fairness Act of […]