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Northern District of Illinois

The United States Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the Northern District of Illinois. The U.S. Attorney’s Office serves as the nation's principal litigator under the direction of the Attorney General, conducting most of the trial work in which the United States is a party. The Office is responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal Government, and the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party.

In the Northern District of Illinois, approximately 125 Assistant U.S. Attorneys are assigned to one of eight sections within the Criminal Division, including General Crimes, Narcotics & Money Laundering, Violent Crimes, Financial Crimes, Securities & Commodities Fraud, Public Corruption & Organized Crime, National Security & Cybercrimes, and Appeals.  Approximately 30 Assistant U.S. Attorneys are assigned to the Civil Division, where they handle both defensive and affirmative litigation on behalf of the federal government, its agencies, and employees.

Eastern Division (Chicago)
219 S. Dearborn St., Suite 500
Chicago, Ill. 60604
(312) 353-5300

Western Division (Rockford)
327 S. Church St., Suite 3300, 
Rockford, Ill. 61101
(815) 987-4444

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