The State's Attorney has the exclusive responsibility for prosecuting violations of the criminal laws of the State of Illinois as well as traffic violations. The State's Attorney provides legal advice to all County Officials and represents the County in all actions where the County is a party.
The professional staff includes 2 Assistant State's Attorney's and 3 support staff. The State's Attorney's staff is present in 2 courtrooms on a daily basis. Professional assistance to law enforcement agencies is available on a 24-hour basis every day of the year.
The Cases handled by the State's Attorney's office include felony and misdemeanor criminal matters, traffic, juvenile detention and prosecution, juvenile abuse and neglect, interstate reciprocal child support and public aid cases, mental health, advice to government officials and tax collection prosecutions.