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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. Further, it is 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.

I invite you to explore the site and see for yourself the many services we offer.  If we can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to email us at statesattorney@mchenrycountyil.gov or call at (815) 334-4159.

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Christian Heaney Sentenced to Five Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the Offense of Aggravated DUI of Alcohol

Post Date:02/25/2019 3:04 PM

PRESS RELEASE

February 25, 2019

CHRISTIAN HEANEY SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE OFFENSE OF AGGRAVATED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 48-year-old Christian Heaney of Johnsburg, IL, was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. Under truth in sentencing guidelines the defendant must serve 85 percent of his sentence.

On August 10, 2016 the defendant was driving his silver SUV in the area of the intersection of Route 31 and Route 12. The defendant collided with a motorcycle being driven by 26 year old Steven Thomas. Mr. Thomas was killed in the collision. The defendant’s breath smelled of alcohol and chemical testing revealed his blood alcohol level to be above the legal limit.

This case was investigated by the Richmond Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Combs and John Gibbons.

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