Press Release
July 2, 2018

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds was re-elect­ed to the Board of Gov­er­nors of the Illi­nois State’s Attor­neys Appel­late Pros­e­cu­tor dur­ing a quar­ter­ly Board Meet­ing held in Chica­go on Wednes­day, June 27, 2018.

As the only Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney ever to serve on the Board of Gov­er­nors, State’s Attor­ney Edmonds rep­re­sents Union Coun­ty and 36 oth­er coun­ties in the Fifth Appel­late Court Dis­trict, the largest in the state.

The Appel­late Pros­e­cu­tor is the pri­ma­ry agency that rep­re­sents the Peo­ple of the State of Illi­nois in all crim­i­nal appeals out­side of Cook Coun­ty and acts as Spe­cial Pros­e­cu­tor at the tri­al lev­el when appoint­ed by the Court.

As such, the Appel­late Pros­e­cu­tor han­dles thou­sands of cas­es each year from drug offens­es to murder.

After his re-elec­tion vic­to­ry, State’s Attor­ney Edmonds said, “I am deeply appre­cia­tive of the hon­or shown me by my col­leagues, and, as always, I will con­tin­ue to focus all my efforts to serve the Peo­ple of Union Coun­ty and the State of Illinois.”

Imme­di­ate­ly after the elec­tion results, Appel­late Pros­e­cu­tor Direc­tor Patrick J. Delfi­no stat­ed, “This is a well-deserved vic­to­ry for State’s Attor­ney Edmonds and the Peo­ple of the State of Illi­nois. He is a supe­ri­or pros­e­cu­tor with excep­tion­al legal skills and a deep, com­pre­hen­sive knowl­edge of the law. I look for­ward to his con­tin­ued out­stand­ing work on our Board.”


For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please contact:

Patrick J. Delfino
(217) 782‑1628