JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is pleased to announce that Ken Grey, a local attorney with more than 25 years experience in both the civil and criminal arenas, has accepted the newly created post of Chief Deputy State’s Attorney.
In this new position, Grey will serve as State’s Attorney Glasgow’s second in command and will be responsible for the supervision of all operations in the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Grey was a senior partner for 17 years with the McKeown Law Firm, one of Will County’s oldest and most respected firms. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to both the Civil and Criminal Divisions. In a career that spans 26 years, he served as a felony prosecutor and the chief of the misdemeanor division for the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office as well as the village attorney for Mokena.
In 1985, Grey was appointed Mokena’s assistant village attorney serving under then Village Attorney George Sangmeister. In 1988, when Sangmeister was elected to Congress, Grey was named Mokena’s village attorney, a post he held until he came to the State’s Attorney’s Office. A 1983 graduate of John Marshall Law School, Grey is a resident of Frankfort. He is married to Toni Lee, and he is the father of five.
“Ken will be a valuable resource to all of our assistant state’s attorneys as we continue to deal with ever increasing caseloads as well as requests for service from our citizens,” State’s Attorney Glasgow said. “His tremendous legal background will further enhance the quality work that already is being performed by our attorneys and support staff on behalf of the public.”
In addition to Grey’s appointment, Glasgow announced that Assistant State’s Attorney Greg DeBord will take the helm of the State’s Attorney’s Office’s Felony Division. DeBord, who has been with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office for nearly a decade, is an experienced trial attorney who also served as the office’s First Assistant State’s Attorney.
As a former police officer, DeBord’s interests are firmly rooted in the review and prosecution of felony cases. Stepping into this role, he will focus his attention on criminal prosecutions and continue to support the office’s felony prosecutors in their excellent work.