State's Attorney:

State's Attorney's Office

Our mission at the Rock Island County State's Attorney's Office is to seek criminal justice and to provide sound legal services to the county government as a whole. The State's Attorney's Office has two central goals set to accomplish our mission. First, to prosecute criminal cases with fairness and equality. Second, to work with other county departments to act with fiscal responsibility on behalf of the residents of Rock Island County.

Fairness and equality are the cornerstones of the criminal justice system. At the Rock Island County State's Attorney's Office, criminal prosecution is fair but firm. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, or national origin. It is the role of every prosecutor within our office to act with the commitment to seek justice, and in so doing, we do not simply act to convict.

As the chief legal advisor for county government, the State's Attorney provides sound legal services to the county board, elected county officials and other county departments. Our legal advice seeks to promote fiscal responsibility on behalf of the residents of Rock Island County. In county government we must never forget that we serve at the will of our constituents.

By achieving our goals, we work toward our mission. Our mission is designed to serve the public. At the Rock Island County State's Attorney's Office, we gain professional and personal satisfaction from public service. Our office works for the people of Rock Island County. We are proud to be at your service.

State's Attorney's Office


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John L. McGehee Click to send e-mail  - State's Attorney
Rock Island County Courthouse (map ExternalLink.gif)
Fourth Floor - 210 15th Street, Rock Island IL 61201

Phone: (309) 558-3250      Fax: (309) 786-5052      Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday