“Four years ago, Michael G. Nerheim of Gurnee took over an office tainted by a series of scandals involving wrongful convictions. He has delivered on his promise to review questionable convictions. Nerheim recruited a panel of volunteer former prosecutors, judges and attorneys that has so far reviewed 18 cases to scour for wrongful convictions. Result: Nerheim’s office has dismissed three cases. Nerheim, a Republican, also has established a gang narcotics unit; co-founded a countywide initiative to prevent opioid abuse addiction, overdose and death; and set up an alternative prosecution program that allows first-time, nonviolent offenders a chance to keep their jobs while taking responsibility for their crimes. He is endorsed over Democrat Matt Stanton, an attorney and law professor from Gurnee.”   -Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, October 11, 2016