June 17, 2021
JOLIET, IL – Two longtime employees with the Office of Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow are the recipients of Proclamations issued by the Will County Board and County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. Will County Problem Solving Courts Coordinator Julie McCabe-Sterr and Assistant State’s Attorney Phil Mock received this recognition in light of their combined total of nearly 70 years of service to the people of Will County.
McCabe-Sterr began her career in Will County in 1989 as a social worker with the Center for Correctional Concerns assigned to the Will County Adult Detention Facility. State’s Attorney Glasgow hired McCabe-Sterr in 2004 to serve as the Problem Solving Courts Coordinator.
“It is fitting that during the past year Julie oversaw the establishment of a community garden for Problem Solving Court participants,” Glasgow said. “These participants are Julie’s garden, and under her care, they have flourished. Julie has been there to support her people in the face of challenges and loss, and to celebrate victories. She has been a leader, a mentor, and a giver of care and compassion.”
In addition to overseeing operations, McCabe-Sterr assisted Glasgow in the expansion of the Problem Solving Courts from the initial Drug Court to also include the Mental Health Court, Adult Redeploy Illinois Court, and Veterans and Servicemembers Court. She also worked with Glasgow in facilitating the development and expansion of Will County’s three residential facilities providing Problem Solving Court participants with critical, temporary housing necessary for a safe transition back into society—the Miller Taylor House, the Julie Ann House (named in McCabe-Sterr’s honor), and the Connor Kelly Residence.
Also honored was Phil Mock, who will be retiring in June after a 37-year career with the State’s Attorney’s Office in numerous capacities, including courtroom supervisor, misdemeanor chief, juvenile chief, drug prosecution unit chief, and chief deputy State’s Attorney. Mock also is past president of the Child Care Resource and Referral Board for Will, Grundy, Kendall, and Kankakee Counties, and past president of the Will County Humane Society.
“We refer to Phil as our ‘resident historian’ in light of his wealth of knowledge, but he is so much more–as demonstrated by his volunteer service to the people of Will County,” Glasgow said. “Phil’s unwavering dedication and commitment to serving others clearly has been a driving force throughout his distinguished career.”
McCabe-Sterr retired from the State’s Attorney’s Office on June 4. Mock will be retiring June 25.
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