Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds was appointed to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor during a Special Board Meeting held in Springfield on Thursday, February 26th.
He is the first Union County State’s Attorney to serve on the Board of Governors.
The primary mission of the Appellate Prosecutor is to be the attorney for the People of the State of Illinois in all criminal appeals outside of Cook County, prosecute all types of drug cases, serve as Special Prosecutor at the trial level when appointed by the Court, and to serve as the training agency for all state prosecutors.
The Appellate Prosecutor handles thousands of criminal cases each year ranging from DUI’s to murder and provides advice and assistance to all State’s Attorneys at their request.
When informed of the election results, State’s Attorney Edmonds said, “It is an honor to be elected by my peers, and I appreciate the opportunity to be of service in carrying out my new Board duties and responsibilities.”
Appellate Prosecutor Director Patrick J. Delfino stated, “I welcome State’s Attorney Edmonds to our Board and look forward to working closely with him. He is an outstanding State’s Attorney who will bring his dedication, administrative skills, and prosecutorial expertise to this challenging position.”