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

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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. It is further 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, do not hesitate to email us at or call at (815) 334-4159.

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Laura King Named as McHenry County State's Attorney's Chief Investigator

Post Date:01/09/2017 8:04 AM

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Laura L.V. King has been hired as Chief Investigator for the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.  Ms. King will be assisting with investigations to support the prosecution of criminal cases.

Ms. King completed her Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology at Capella University in 2012.  Ms. King has been a police professional since 1996 and retired from the McHenry Police Department as a Division Commander in 2016 with over 20 years of distinguished service.  She is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy and Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. Ms. King has been a member of the McHenry County Major Investigative Assistance Team since 2012 and has extensive experience as an investigator, interviewer and administrator. She has also earned the distinction of Certified (Eligible) Chief of Police through the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

We are fortunate to have such an experienced, ethical and talented investigator join our Office and help further our mission of doing justice on behalf of the residents of McHenry County. 

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