Union County State's Attorney appointed as appellate prosecutor

Union County State's Attorney appointed as appellate prosecutor

UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor.

According to a news release, the appointment was made during a special board meeting held in Springfield, Illinois on Thursday.

Edmonds 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.

That includes:

· Prosecuting all types of drug cases.

· Serving as special prosecutor at the trial level when appointed by the court.

· And to serve as the training agency for all state prosecutors.

"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," Edmonds said.

"I welcome State's Attorney Edmonds to our Board and look forward to working closely with him," Appellate Prosecutor Director Patrick J. Delfino said. "He is an outstanding State's Attorney who will bring his dedication, administrative skills, and prosecutorial expertise to this challenging position."

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.

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