Press Releases, Media Advisories and other Important Information

The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing accurate information to the public and the media. It is our goal to keep you informed on the status of high profile court cases.  Below are our most recent media advisories and press releases issued by this office.

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A Message from State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

The Office of the Winnebago County State’s Attorney has been contacted by individuals expressing concern over the release of inmates from the Illinois Department of Corrections. As Winnebago County State’s Attorney, I have expressed my concerns to the Illinois Prison Review Board regarding the premature release of violent offenders into our community. There have been several inmates released through commutation of sentences and medical furlough by Governor Pritzker along with the Illinois Prison Review Board early release provisions. The granting of such furloughs under Governor Pritzker’s Disaster Proclamation triggers my obligation to notify the victims pursuant to the Rights of Crime Victim’s Act and the Illinois Constitution. The lack of appropriate notice to my office regarding the early release of these individuals hinders my ability to notify victims and family members in a timely manner. As Winnebago County State’s Attorney, I will continue to oppose the early release and furlough of violent offenders back into the Winnebago County community. 

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Click the link below to access the complete list of inmates released by the Illinois Department of Corrections

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Citizens who wish to contact the Illinois Department of Corrections Prisoners Review Board can click the link below 

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Message from State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

The Office of the Winnebago County State’s Attorney has been contacted by many individuals expressing concern for the safety of individuals incarcerated in the Winnebago County Jail as well as individuals who may be arrested or detained in the future. The memo below is in response to their concern.

Covid-19 message regarding the winnebago county jail

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Media Request for Interview

If you are a member of the working media and would like an interview with the State's Attorney, please download the form below and return it to our office:


Email:  statesattorney@wincoil.us

Fax: 815-319-4701

click the link below to complete an interview request form.   

Media Interview Request Form