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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. If you need to email court notices, please forward to SAOCourtNotices-MB@mchenrycountyil.gov.

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Christopher Birong Sentenced to Seven Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the Offense of Drug-Induced Homicide

Post Date:04/15/2019 1:17 PM

PRESS RELEASE

April 15, 2019

CHRISTOPHER BIRONG SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE OFFENSE OF DRUG-INDUCED HOMICIDE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Christopher Birong, 46, was sentenced to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Honorable Judge Sharon Prather after pleading guilty to Drug-Induced Homicide, a Class X Felony. 

On July 10, 2018, Shawn Ackerman, of McHenry Illinois, died of a heroin overdose. An investigation confirmed that Birong was responsible for the delivery of the fatal heroin dose.

This case was investigated by the McHenry Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Brian Miller of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

 

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