The DeKalb County State Attorney has the responsibility for prosecuting violations of criminal laws of the State of Illinois. The attorney gives legal advice to all County Officials and Represent the County in all actions where the County’s officials or employees are a party.
The State Attorney’s Office professional staff includes twelve Assistant State’s Attorneys and nine support staff. The State’s Attorney’s staff is present in four courtrooms on a daily basis and routinely appears in branch court in DeKalb and Sandwich.
The cases handled by the State’s Attorney’s office include felony and misdemeanor criminal matters, traffic, juvenile detention and prosecution, juvenile abuse and neglect, interstate reciprocal child support and public aid cases, mental health, advice to government officials and tax collection.
Richard Schmack has been a practicing attorney for 31 years, the last 27 here in Sycamore.
Question 1: What would you change in the County of DeKalb?
Question 2: What made you want to run for this position?