Adam Ghrist Prosecutor Ghrist Shifts To Defense, Joins Bloomington Law Firm As Partner By Edith Brady-Lunny • Aug 17, 2020 Illinois State University A former McLean County prosecutor who left in 2018 to join the U.S. attorney’s office is returning to Bloomington as a defense lawyer with Finegan & Rinker, according to an announcement Monday by the law firm. Coordinating Council Hears About Efforts To Curb Youth Violence By Edith Brady-Lunny • Jan 23, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT Andre Hursey is keenly aware that his life could have taken the same negative turn that short-circuited the lives of many of his peers. U.S. Attorneys Seek To Curb Violent Crime In Central Illinois By Eric Stock • Aug 5, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT The top prosecutor in Central Illinois is looking to implement more proactive strategies to reduce violent crime. With Local Opioid Deaths Rising, Summit Seeks Solutions By Judith Valente • Oct 31, 2017 Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press Every day, an estimated 140 people die of opioid overdoses in the U.S., according to health officials. President Donald Trump recently declared opioid addiction a public health emergency.