State's attorney reappointed to Board of Governors
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds has been reappointed to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor for a second term.
Edmonds was reappointed to the post during a quarterly board meeting which was held in Chicago on Wednesday, June 29.
He is the only Union County state’s attorney ever to be a member of the Board of Governors.
The Appellate Prosecutor serves as the attorney for the people of the State of Illinois in all criminal appeals outside of Cook County, prosecutes serious drug cases and acts as special prosecutor at the trial level for felonies when appointed by the court.
In addition, the Appellate Prosecutor is the primary training agency for all Illinois prosecutors.
The Appellate Prosecutor is responsible for thousands of cases each year and is currently handling cases throughout the state ranging from sexual assault to murder.
After his appointment, Edmonds said: “I deeply appreciate the honor given me by my peers, and I will continue to focus my efforts on serving the people of Union County and the State of Illinois.”
Appellate Prosecutor director Patrick J. Delfino stated: “State’s Attorney Edmonds is an outstanding prosecutor and a highly skilled administrator. The board is fortunate to have a member with his professionalism and legal expertise.”