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Hamilton County States Attorney re-elected to Illinois Appellate Prosecutor Board Of Governors

Justin Hood, Hamilton County State’s Attorney has been re elected to serve as a board member on the Illinois Appellate Prosecutor Board of Governors to represent the 5th Appellate District in Illinois which includes 37 counties. Justin was also elected by his peers that serve on the Board of Governors with him as the Vice Chairman. This is his third term ahoods Vice Chairman and he has served on the Board of Governors since 2009.

The Illinois Appellate Prosecutor Board of Governors is made up of 10 State’s Attorneys. There are two state’s attorneys elected from each of the 4 districts and 1st District, Cook County State’s Attorney and a member at large State’s Attorney being appointed to the 10 member board.

The Appellate Prosecutor Office handles all criminal appeals outside Cook County and acts as Special Prosecutor at the Circuit level for criminal cases when appointed by the Court. The Illinois Appellate Board of Governors meets quarterly to discuss multiple issues including training, Illinois Appellate Prosecutor budget, legislative measures, and other substantive issues that pertain to the Illinois Appellate Prosecutor Office and State’s Attorneys throughout the state.