J. Hanley was elected to be the 19th Winnebago County State's Attorney on November 3, 2020 and was sworn in on December 1, 2020.
The mission of the State's Attorney is to serve the interests of the people of Winnebago County by vigorously and fairly prosecuting violations of the Illinois criminal statutes and Winnebago County ordinances, by being attentive to the concerns of victims and witnesses that arise from those violations, and by providing legal services to all offices of Winnebago County Government.
While the most recognizable function of the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office is to uphold the law regarding the commission of crimes within the county, the powers of the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office has a broad range of duties. The Office's underlying mission is the "pursuit of justice"
Our goal is to pursue equal and fair justice for all and to build safe neighborhoods and partnership with the communities we serve, by ethically prosecuting criminals, protecting victims and preventing crime.
ETHICS - We hold ourselves to the highest standard of integrity in personal and professional conduct.
RESPECT - We treat each other and all members of the public with dignity and respect
ACCOUNTABILITY - We accept a shared responsibility fir ensuring sound fiscal management, operational efficiency and continuous improvement.
DIVERSITY - We are committed to diversity and inclusion and the valuable contribution they make toward advancing our justice mission and building trust with the communities we serve.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS - We advocate and support the building of strong and viable partnerships with law enforcement, all members of the criminal justice systems and the community we serve for the purpose of achieving the highest level of public safety for our citizens.
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Since 1872 there have been 18 State's Attorney's who have served Winnebago County. Click the link below to access photo's of the current and all previous state's Attorneys.