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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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Colette Kennedy Joins McHenry County as Assistant State's Attorney in the Civil Division

Post Date:07/29/2019 12:38 PM


 July 29, 2019



 Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Colette Kennedy has joined the Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Civil Division.

Colette brings 14 years of experience from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Environmental Crimes Bureau, where she coordinated and lead investigations of environmental crimes working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Environmental Agency, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. She handled all aspects of cases involving air, land, or water pollution including those involving asbestos, hazardous waste, open dumping, concentrated animal feeding operations and the pollution of waterways. Prior to this position, Colette was employed by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney from 2002 to 2005, where she gained extensive experience prosecuting domestic violence, traffic, misdemeanor, DUI and juvenile delinquency cases.

Ms. Kennedy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Speech Communication, cum laude, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Illinois, College of Law at Urbana-Champaign.

We look forward to working with Ms. Kennedy as she helps further our mission of doing justice on behalf of the residents of McHenry County.    


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