John Milhiser Coronavirus Blog 3/26/20: State Launches Nonprofit Response Fund By Charlie Schlenker • Mar 26, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT The coronavirus story is developing quickly in Illinois. Here are updates from WGLT's newsroom and our partners at Illinois Public Radio, NPR, and The Associated Press. Cyber World A Tough Place To Fight Child Pornography By Edith Brady-Lunny • Mar 3, 2020 David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool) The crime often starts with an innocent chat on the computer, or at least it seems innocent to the child. U.S. Attorney Plans To Expand Youth Outreach Program To Bloomington, Peoria By Ryan Denham • Feb 25, 2020 U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois The top federal prosecutor for central Illinois says he plans to expand a youth outreach program aimed at high schoolers to Bloomington-Normal, Peoria, and other areas this year. Two Former Prosecutors For Central Illinois Call For Barr's Resignation Over Stone Case By Ryan Denham & Dana Vollmer • Feb 19, 2020 Patrick Semansky / AP Two former U.S. attorneys for central Illinois are among over 2,000 former Department of Justice officials who’ve signed a letter calling for Attorney General William Barr’s resignation over his role in the Roger Stone case. U.S. Attorney: New Initiative Will Improve Coordination To Curb Gun Violence By Ryan Denham • Nov 20, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT The top federal prosecutor for central Illinois says a new anti-gun violence initiative will improve coordination between law enforcement agencies and keep more illegal weapons off the streets. 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. Central Illinois Prosecutors Adjust To Federal Sentencing Reforms By Ryan Denham • Jan 30, 2019 milhiserstatesattorney.com The new top federal prosecutor for Central Illinois says the sweeping criminal justice reforms passed by Congress are already having an impact on his office. Senate Confirms U.S. Attorney For Central Illinois By Ryan Denham • Jan 3, 2019 milhiserstatesattorney.com John Milhiser was confirmed Wednesday as U.S. attorney for central Illinois, becoming the first permanent appointee to the job since President Donald Trump took office. Springfield Prosecutor Stepping Down For Federal Position By AP • Oct 26, 2018 milhiserstatesattorney.com The Sangamon County state's attorney is leaving that job and is expected to become the area's interim chief federal prosecutor. Trump Picks Top Federal Prosecutor For Central Illinois By Ryan Denham • Aug 16, 2018 milhiserstatesattorney.com Nearly 19 months after taking office, President Donald Trump announced Thursday his nominee to become the top federal prosecutor for the Central District of Illinois.