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States Attorney

 Trish Joyce

Trish Joyce


Phone: Morrison (815) 772-5194 Fax: Morrison (815) 772-4299
Sterling (815) 535-4540 Sterling (815) 535-4547
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    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:

    Scales of Justice To commence and prosecute all traffic, misdemeanor, felony, and conservation offenses, all juvenile matters in Whiteside County, tax proceedings, and asset forfeitures;

     Scales of JusticeTo 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;

    Scales of Justice To provide legal advice and representation to the County Board;

    Scales of Justice To seek justice for victims of crimes; and

    Scales of Justice 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.

                                                                       TRISH JOYCE

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