PRESS RELEASE
Octo­ber 2, 2017

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Elect­ed to Board of Governors

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds was elect­ed to the Board of Gov­er­nors of the Illi­nois State’s Attor­neys Appel­late Pros­e­cu­tor dur­ing a Board Meet­ing held in Spring­field on Sep­tem­ber 27, 2017.

He is the only Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney ever elect­ed to the Board of Gov­er­nors and will rep­re­sent the Fifth Appel­late Dis­trict which con­sists of 37 coun­ties.  He pre­vi­ous­ly served for near­ly three years as an appoint­ed At-Large Board Member.

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 drug cas­es upon request, serve as Spe­cial Pros­e­cu­tor when appoint­ed by the Court, and to serve as the train­ing agency for all state prosecutors.

The Appel­late Pros­e­cu­tor han­dles thou­sands of crim­i­nal cas­es across the State every year rang­ing from armed rob­beries to murders.

After the elec­tion results were announced, State’s Attor­ney Edmonds said, “I con­sid­er it a great hon­or to be elect­ed by my peers in the Fifth Appel­late Dis­trict, and I wel­come this oppor­tu­ni­ty to con­tin­ue my ser­vice to the Board of Gov­er­nors and to the Peo­ple of Union Coun­ty and the State of Illinois.”

Appel­late Pros­e­cu­tor Direc­tor Patrick J. Delfi­no stat­ed, “I have worked close­ly with State’s Attor­ney Edmonds and am proud to con­grat­u­late him on his well-deserved vic­to­ry.  He is an out­stand­ing pros­e­cu­tor with supe­ri­or tri­al and admin­is­tra­tive skills, and I look for­ward to his con­tin­ued excep­tion­al ser­vice on the board.”

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