Peoria County State's Attorney

Peace Urged In The Wake Of Police Shooting

Sep 22, 2017
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

The Peoria County State’s Attorney is asking people to remain peaceful and reserve judgment on the police shooting Wednesday that resulted in the death of 25-year-old Eddie Russell Jr.

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Attorneys representing 73-year-old Cleve Heidelberg are seeking to postpone a third stage hearing, scheduled for Wed.

Peoria Public Radio

The Peoria County State’s Attorney is denying claims that his office has a conflict of interest that taints his ability to rule on a 1970 murder case.

Attorneys representing Cleve Heidleberg filed an amended petition earlier this month requesting a special prosecutor.

They allege in the filing that State’s Attorney Jerry Brady is too closely affiliated with the prosecutor that led the conviction against Heidelberg.

Family Justice Center runs out of federal grant funding

Aug 10, 2015

A community-run program for victims of domestic abuse has run out of money in the face of no state budget.

The Peoria County Family Justice Center needs temporary funding until its annual state grant is up for renewal, on January 1, 2016.  This year's grant expired on July 31. In the meantime, other community partners, the Center for Prevention of Abuse, the County Sheriff, the State's Attorney and the Peoria Police Department, have stepped in. 

Peoria Police Chief: legal process worked

Apr 25, 2014
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  The Peoria Police Chief and Peoria County State’s Attorney say the process that unfolded around the Twitter parody debacle went just as the law prescribes.

Concealed Carry trainers are beginning to get licensed. But citizens interested in carrying a concealed weapon have until the first of next year before they can apply.

American Mausoleum gets a facelift

May 24, 2013

The Peoria County State’s Attorney says the county remains committed to keeping the American Mausoleum operating properly. The state’s attorney’s office was granted authority to take over the site in the summer of 2008 after the Mausoleum’s previous owner filed for bankruptcy.