Welcome to the Logan County State’s Attorney’s Office
On behalf of the men and women of the Logan County State’s Attorney’s Office, I want to welcome you to our website. We hope this website will provide you with more information as to the role your State’s Attorney’s Office plays in the justice system as well as its significant role representing county government and county officials.
Article VI, Section 19 of the Constitution of the State of Illinois creates the office of state’s attorney: A State’s Attorney shall be elected in each county in 1972 and every fourth year thereafter for a four year term. One State’s Attorney may be elected to serve two or more counties if the governing boards of such counties so provide and a majority of the electors of each county voting on the issue approve. A person shall not be eligible for the office of State’s Attorney unless he is a United States citizen and a licensed attorney-at-law of this State. His salary shall be provided by law.
Section 3-9005 of the Illinois Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/3-9005) provides for the powers and duties of each State’s Attorney. These duties include the duty to commence and prosecute all actions, suits, indictments and prosecutions, civil and criminal, in the circuit court for the county, in which the people of the State or county may be concerned and the duty to defend all actions and proceedings brought against the county, or against any county or State officer, in the county or State officer’s official capacity, within the county.
Our mission as prosecutors is to seek justice for the people of Logan County with integrity and professionalism. Everything that the professionals in our office do is guided by two concerns: protecting the public and defending the rights of victims.
Our goals are to achieve justice in every case by holding the right people accountable for violating the law in an ethical, equitable, and independent manner; providing victims of crime the best legal representation; provide advocacy, support and resources to victims, witnesses, and their families; and utilizing restorative justice programs that have a proven track record of success to hold people accountable and keep people out of the criminal justice system in appropriate cases.
We value professionalism, honesty, integrity, respect, courage, dedication, fairness, compassion, and humility. Working together, we will make a difference.