Candidates and Issues: Glen Weber - – Rockford’s News Leader

CI: Glen Weber - Winnebago Co. State's Attorney

Glen Weber Glen Weber

Worked his way through college and law school at United Parcel Service to pay his own way through school.

B.A. Philosophy, Loyola University, 1984.

Law Degree, Loyola University, 1987.

Winnebago County Assistant State's Attorney, 1987-2000, 2004-2006.

Jo Daviess County State's Attorney, 2000-2004.

Boone County First Assistant State's Attorney, 2006-2008.

Associate, private practice, Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., 2009-Present.

Member of Capital Litigation Trial Bar

Instructor: Glen has taught trial techniques to other prosecutors for the National College of District Attorneys in Columbia, South Carolina and volunteered for fourteen years to train sexual assault victim advocates.

Illinois State's Attorney of the Year: Recognized by the Illinois State Crime Commission in 2000 as Illinois State's Attorney of the Year.

  • Personally tried 123 felony jury trials.
  • As a felony prosecutor and supervisor, sent over a thousand felons to prison.
  • Personally tried 43 first degree murder trials.
  • Successfully prosecuted precedent setting marital rape jury trial in 1991.
  • Successfully prosecuted case before jury for the first time in history of Jo Daviess County under the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act.
  • Instituted a victim/witness program to assist crime victims through court proceedings.
  • Successfully prosecuted case before jury for first time in history of Jo Daviess County for Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Person.
  • Successfully prosecuted 20 jury trials before Jo Daviess County citizens, obtaining guilty verdicts in every trial. (Some of these cases include reckless homicide, predatory criminal sexual assault, residential arson, residential burglary, and numerous DUI violations.)
  • Improved "informal probation" for non-violent juvenile offenders, as chairman of the Jo Daviess County Juvenile Justice Council.
  • Organized Jo Daviess County's first ever DUI victim impact panel to educate offenders of the ramifications of drunk driving.
  • Founded and presided over as president of Tyler's Justice Center for Children of Northwestern Illinois to reduce trauma suffered by victims of child abuse and to aid law enforcement in investigation and prosecution of child abusers.
  • Handled over 14,000 cases with his assistant and cleaned up the backlogged criminal and civil docket.
  • Established an independent State's Attorneys office.
  • Successfully defended Jo Daviess County in complex civil tax litigation in the case of Golf Trust of America, L.P. vs. County Treasurer, saving taxpayers over $340,000.00.
  • Recovered over $80,000.00 in drug forfeiture money.
  • Obtained over $500,000.00 in court awarded restitution for crime victims.
  • Operated under a balanced budget while not compromising victims rights.
  • Completed advanced training as a forensic interviewer for child sexual abuse cases.
  • Developed, organized and taught Mock Trial Court Competition for county high schoolers to familiarize them with the respective roles of the prosecutor, defense attorney and judge.
  • Successfully defended Jo Daviess County in a precedent setting civil zoning case, Fisher v. Chestnut Mountain.
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