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Authorities warn of ‘significant’ number of overdose deaths in McHenry County this month

Authorities are warning the public after multiple overdose deaths occurred this month in McHenry County. The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition said they have been notified of “multiple” overdose deaths that have occurred between January 1 and January 21. “The number of deaths was significant,” the McHenry County SAC said in a statement. They did […]

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15 COVID-19 outbreaks reported in McHenry County schools this month; 2 reported in Lake County schools

The state health department has reported 15 COVID-19 outbreaks in McHenry County schools and two outbreaks in Lake County schools so far in September. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) provides data on school outbreaks in an online dashboard, which is updated once a week. IDPH includes outbreaks “that have been identified by the […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-Ed: Watering down heroin, meth crime penalties is dangerous

The following is an opinion piece written by McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: In January, a series of show debates were held in Springfield during lame-duck session on the recent criminal justice overhaul bill that was strong-armed into enactment with little more than the pretense of input from law enforcement. During the debates when […]