Whiteside County State's Attorney's Office

Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270 / Eastern Branch Court Facility, 101 East Third Street, Sterling, IL 61081.
Morrison: (815) 772-5194 / Sterling: (815) 535-4540
Morrison: (815) 772-4299 / Sterling: (815) 535-4547
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Terry A. Costello, State's Attorney
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The purpose of the office is to provide the highest and most effective service to victims of crime and the citizens of Whiteside County in those areas provided for by statue. See also Victim's Assistance Program.
Services: Prosecuting of: criminal statute violators, Traffic law violators, Conservation law violators, Juvenile criminal offender, Animal control and health-related ordinance violators. Provide legal advice to the Whiteside County Board., Provide legal advice to and represent the Whiteside County Sheriff, Circuit Clerk, Treasurer, Coroner, County Clerk and Recorder Supervisor of Assessments, Health Department, and other county agencies and departments. Representation and defense of: The county in real estate tax objections, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services by providing legal advice and filing petitions in Juvenile Court on behalf of abused, neglected or dependent minors, Regional Superintendent of Schools, Persons who are victims of domestic violence, Department of Public Aid and the Department of Labor in public aid and unemployment compensation fraud cases. Offer legal advice to Whiteside county Board (agencies& departments), Law enforcement agencies within the county. Many times people come to or call the State's Attorney's Office seeking assistance on matters that are not within the legal duties of the Office. We can often refer the person seeking assistance to the appropriate place for help. However, it is important that people understand the legal limitations of the State's Attorney's Office.
Services Provided
Government/Public Offices
Legal Services/Child Support

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