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Kennedy, Nerheim say reforms needed for Lake County State's Attorney's office

But state’s attorney hopefuls differ on how

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With wrongful prosecutions of four men in separate cases making headlines, both candidates for Lake County State's Attorney say reforms in the office are necessary. Democrat Chris Kennedy, an attorney from Libertyville and Republican Mike Nerheim, a criminal defense attorney from Gurnee agree that the approach to high-profile cases needs to change but differ on how best that should be done. Kennedy wants in-house review, while Nerheim advocates outside experts. Both are former Lake County prosecutors looking to replace Republican Michael Waller, who is retiring after 22 years in office.
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