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McHenry County state’s attorney files lawsuit against Illinois ‘assault weapon,’ high-capacity magazine ban

The McHenry County state’s attorney on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Illinois’ ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines. McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally said he filed the suit in McHenry County Circuit Court against House Bill 5471. House Bill 5471, also known as the Protect Illinois Communities Act, bans the […]

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‘This is a victory’: McHenry County state’s attorney responds after judge declares Illinois SAFE-T Act’s cashless bail unconstitutional

The McHenry County state’s attorney said a judge’s ruling that the cashless bail provision of the Illinois SAFE-T is unconstitutional is a “victory for the rule of law” and said an appeal could take months. The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a statement Thursday that they have “prevailed” over Governor JB Pritzker, Attorney […]

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McHenry County state’s attorney leading SAFE-T Act lawsuit, files motion asking judge to make ruling in case

The McHenry County state’s attorney, who is leading 60 state’s attorneys in a lawsuit challenging the SAFE-T Act, filed a motion Wednesday asking a judge to make a ruling in the case. Over five dozen state’s attorneys filed lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity Today (SAFE-T) Act. The law will […]

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McHenry County officials denounce Illinois lawmakers’ efforts to decriminalize fentanyl, heroin and cocaine

The McHenry County state’s attorney, sheriff and coroner are denouncing a bill that has been sent to the Illinois Senate that would decriminalize fentanyl, cocaine and heroin as overdose deaths continue at an “alarming rate.” House Bill 3447 was passed in 2021 by the Illinois House and has since been sent to the Illinois Senate […]

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‘Threat to public safety’: McHenry County state’s attorney sues Gov. JB Pritzker, Illinois attorney general over SAFE-T Act

McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally filed a lawsuit Monday against state officials, alleging the SAFE-T Act violates the Illinois Constitution and is a “threat to public safety.” The lawsuit was filed in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in McHenry County and it names Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Governor JB Pritzker as defendants. Pritzker […]

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McHenry County state’s attorney files lawsuit against CVS, Walgreens and others for over-prescription of opioids

The McHenry County state’s attorney has filed a lawsuit against the nation’s largest pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens, for their “alarming” over-prescription of opioids. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County last Monday against CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, Meijer and Albertsons. The complaint alleges that the pharmaceutical companies provided opioid painkillers in an “alarming number” with […]

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McHenry County Human Trafficking Task Force arrests man who offered sex acts in exchange for money in Johnsburg

The McHenry County Human Trafficking Task Force arrested a man after they say he offered sex acts to undercover officers in exchange for money in Johnsburg. McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally and Johnsburg Police Chief Keith Von Allmen announced the arrest Wednesday morning. The operation was planned, coordinated and executed last Friday in the […]

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Judge orders IL Department of Corrections to release records on early prisoner releases after lawsuit by McHenry County state’s attorney

A judge has ordered the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office with records on the early release of prisoners following a lawsuit. The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office said they informally attempted multiple times to obtain records from the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) regarding its early release of […]