McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim announces he won’t seek reelection

Prim, who will serve out his current term, supports his current deputy chief of patrol to replace him

McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim will not seek reelection for a third term, a sheriff’s deputy confirmed Thursday.

“Sheriff Prim is going to finish out his current term and will not be seeking a third term in office,” McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Byrnes said in an email Thursday. “Sheriff Prim supports Robb Tadelman to fill his vacancy.”

Tadelman is employed by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office as the deputy chief of patrol, county records show.

Prim was elected sheriff in 2014, replacing now-retired sheriff Keith Nygren, who held the post for 17 years. Prim ran again uncontested in 2018 and his term will end in 2022.

The sheriff had not released an official statement as of Thursday evening announcing his decision.