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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.

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Christopher Cappello Sentenced to Eight Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections

Post Date:05/01/2019 10:10 AM


May 1, 2019



Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Christopher Cappello, 33, was sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, by the Honorable Judge Sharon Prather, after pleading guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, a Class X Felony. 

On October 5, 2017, the deputies with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office performed a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Cappello. Inside the vehicle, deputies located 88 baggies containing approximately 40 grams of heroin.   

The case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Randi Freese of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.


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