McHenry County seeking replacement for departed coroner Majewski

  • Former McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski

    Former McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski

Updated 4/22/2019 11:24 AM

McHenry County is seeking qualified applicants to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski on March 23.

By state law, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks, a Marengo Democrat, can fill the vacancy with the county board's advice and consent.

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Eligible candidates must be 18 or older, registered to vote in McHenry County and a Republican like Majewski. The appointee will serve until Dec. 1, 2020, when Majewski's term expires.

Majewski announced in February she would step down to address health complications related to cancer treatment. The Barrington Hills resident first was elected to the post in 2012 and won re-election in 2016.

The coroner's office is responsible for investigating deaths and ensuring complete and factual reports. The work includes on-scene investigations, autopsies, photography, toxicology testing, entomological study, notification of next of kin, and analysis of personal, medical and psychiatric histories.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter detailing interest to Franks' office by May 30. Applicants will be asked to fill out a detailed questionnaire, and McHenry County's statement of economic interests and conflict of interest form.

Submissions can be emailed to or mailed to Jack D. Franks, Chairman, McHenry County Board, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098.

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