“When Republican Michael Nerheim was elected Lake County state’s attorney in 2012, he faced the unenviable task of erasing a stain of wrongful convictions from the previous administration. He responded by creating volunteer and in-house review panels that have identified other problem cases and led to exonerations. He also implemented protocols, including for interrogations, to help prevent new cases from occurring.
…Nerheim has instituted safeguards and improvements that are getting results. He’s also a key player in the countywide effort to combat the heroin/opioid epidemic, and he’s working to build dialogue in minority communities. The office has rebounded under Nerheim and he deserves another term. He gets our endorsement.”
–-Daily Herald Editorial Board