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Patrick KenneallyWelcome to the website for the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.  It is the honor of a lifetime to represent the hardworking people of McHenry County as their State’s Attorney.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney's Office is a public trust, it belongs to and is paid for by you the People.  My job is to ensure that it is working on your behalf. It is further my job to uphold your confidence in our Office and the justice system.  To do this, our daily goal is to be the most effective, ethical, and efficient state’s attorney’s office in the State.

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State's Attorney Kenneally Saving Taxpayer Money

Post Date:12/11/2017 4:17 PM


December 11, 2017





State’s Attorney Kenneally announced today huge savings for McHenry County taxpayers. Since Kenneally’s administration began, his office has assumed the majority of labor-related legal issues and negotiations.  This transition has saved taxpayers nearly $200,000 in the last year alone. 


Prior to Kenneally’s administration, private attorneys were hired to represent the County in the majority of employment and labor issues and negotiations that his office is now handling. In the year prior to Kenneally taking office, from November 2015 to December 2016, the County spent approximately $270,000 on outside attorneys.  In Kenneally’s first year in office, from December 2016 to November 2017, the amount spent on outside attorneys was reduced dramatically to approximately $80,000.  This savings was realized without increasing staff. 


State’s Attorney Kenneally commented, “We have highly qualified and experienced attorneys that can handle labor and employment matters and are able to provide first-class legal representation at a fraction of the price.  It is a win for the County and a win for the taxpayer.” 


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