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U.S. District Court Appoints John C. Milhiser U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois has appointed John C. Milhiser as U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois pending his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Mr. Milhiser began his new duties effective Oct. 31, 2018.


President Donald Trump nominated Mr. Milhiser in August 2018.


Mr. Milhiser, 48, served as the Sangamon County State’s Attorney since 2010. He began his legal career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the office in 1997. After holding positions in the juvenile, civil and felony divisions, Mr. Milhiser entered private practice in 2003. He returned to the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office in 2008 as the First Assistant State’s Attorney.


Mr. Milhiser served as the president of the Illinois State’s Attorneys Association from December 2017 until his appointment as U.S. Attorney. A proponent for specialized courts, Mr. Milhiser worked to establish a drug court, mental health court and veterans court during his tenure as State’s Attorney. A strong advocate for victims, Mr. Milhiser implemented a courthouse facility dog to assist victims of violent crime and sexual abuse.


Mr. Milhiser received his law degree in 1997 from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Updated November 1, 2018

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