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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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Byron Howard Sentenced to 86 Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections

Post Date:05/28/2019 9:40 AM


 April 24, 2019



 Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 37-year-old Byron Howard of Wonder Lake, Illinois, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Sharon Prather to 86 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after previously being found guilty by a jury of first degree murder, home invasion, armed robbery, armed habitual criminal and burglary. 

On May 27, 2017, Byron Howard and another co-defendant, while armed with firearms, burglarized the McHenry home of Donald Jouravleff.  During the unlawful entry, Donald Jouravleff was shot and killed, and his wife was robbed at gunpoint.     

This case was investigated by the McHenry County Major Investigations Assistance Team and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Randi Freese, Michael Combs and Victor Escarcida.


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