The opioid epidemic has destroyed lives and inflicted untold misery on McHenry County families. Drug overdoses now kill more people each year than car crashes, gun violence, or breast cancer. As a founder of the McHenry County Opioid Awareness Initiative, combatting this deadly epidemic has been near to my heart.
When I ran for State’s Attorney four years ago, I made a pledge that I would reduce the office’s budget by 10%. When I made this pledge, some commented that it wasn’t possible, especially not without negatively impacting services. Well, I’m proud to say that I have cut our budget by 12% while at the same time expanding the services we offer.
I am dedicated to ensuring McHenry County remains a safe and wonderful place to live and raise a family. To keep our communities safe, I have aggressively prosecuted sexually dangerous and violent offenders to remove those people from society. I earned a reputation as a tough, seasoned prosecutor in my nine years as a criminal prosecutor fighting crime in McHenry County, and as your State’s Attorney I have continued to deliver justice and put criminals behind bars.