Office of the State's Attorney - Patrick D. Kenneally

State's Attorney's Office

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option


Justice is Ethics and Truth in Action

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 [email protected] or call at (815) 334-4159. If you need to email court notices, please forward to [email protected].

find us on facebook

State's Attorney News

James Durkee Pleads Guilty to Arson

Post Date:01/27/2020 11:46 AM

 January 27, 2020



Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 55-year-old James Durkee of Woodstock, Illinois, was found guilty of Arson, a class 2 felony, following a negotiated plea before the Honorable Michael Coppedge.

On November 18, 2019, members of the Woodstock Police Department began investigating a call of a car engulfed in flames within an attached garage at the United States Post Office located in Woodstock, IL. Witnesses made identifications of the defendant as well as surveillance footage captured the defendant purchasing various items used in the offense.

Durkee was sentenced to a term of twelve years in the Illinois Department of Corrections pursuant to the plea. He was sentenced to an extended term of imprisonment based on his prior criminal history.

This case was investigated by members of the Woodstock Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Susanne Groebner of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.


Return to full list >>

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer