The State’s Attorney wears a number of different hats as an elected county official with many diverse duties. Below is a list of the various powers and duties of the office:
To commence and prosecute all traffic, misdemeanor, felony, and conservation offenses, all juvenile matters in Whiteside County, tax proceedings, and asset forfeitures;
To provide legal advice to the Sheriff, Circuit Clerk, Treasurer, Recorder, Coroner, County Clerk, Regional Superintendent of Schools, Assessor, Highway and Health Departments, and other county agencies;
To provide legal advice and representation to the County Board;
To seek justice for victims of crimes; and
To provide advice and training to all local law enforcement agencies.
There are State’s Attorney’s Offices in both the Morrison and Sterling courthouses. Six assistant state’s attorneys, six administrative assistants, and two victim/witness advocates work with me to ensure the safety of our communities and to provide legal representation in county matters.
I am proud to serve as your State’s Attorney and thank you for your confidence in me.