Duties of the State's Attorney

The office of the Will County State's Attorney serves the people of Will County, Illinois with a population of just over 502,000. The county covers 849 square miles, is the 13th largest county in the state, and is the 2 nd largest county of the 6-county Chicago metro region. The City of Joliet, with over 126,000 citizens, is the county seat of Will County. The office of State's Attorney is similar to that of a District Attorney or County Prosecutor in other states and is charged with a wide range of duties and responsibilities which include the following:

  • Felony, Misdemeanor and Traffic Prosecutions under state law
  • Juvenile Actions including Delinquency, abuse and neglect
  • Civil Representation of the County and it's Officers and Officials
  • Victim/Witness Services
  • Bad Check Restitution Program

Other Services of the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office include:

  • Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Crime Prevention and Community Education Programs
  • Drug Court
  • Identity Theft Response Assistance
  • Speaker’s Bureau
  • Victim and Witness Services
  • Walk-In Complaints

The State's Attorney's Office Cannot:

  • Provide legal representation to persons seeking a divorce or dissolution of marriage
  • Provide legal representation to persons seeking child custody or enforcement of a custody order or visitation order
  • Offer legal advice to persons involved in "civil legal disputes” such as landlord-tenant problems, bankruptcies, collection of bad debts, adoptions, automobile accidents, income tax matters, or contract disputes
  • Lower your real estate taxes because you feel you have been unjustly assessed or taxed
  • Provide legal advice on how to start or operate a business


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State’s Attorney Glasgow stops to talk with Shorewood K9 Officer John Coldwater


Cache, a 2-year-old black Labrador working in Will County, is the only high-tech police dog in the Chicago area. (WLS)