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John Milhiser

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

When John Milhiser took over as U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois in 2018, he had several priorities for the office, including plans to build working relationships with 365 law enforcement agencies dotted across the sprawling 46-county federal district.

Milhiser leaves office on Feb. 28, a departure he knew was possible when he moved into his Springfield office. Milhiser and other prosecutors who were appointed during the Trump administration, or confirmed by the Senate, were asked to resign recently as part of the Biden transition.

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

It’s not uncommon for the adrenaline to rise when a driver sees flashing red lights in the rearview mirror.  but the recent recurring incidents of officer-involved deaths in the U.S. has put a spotlight on how police handle all encounters with the public.

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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.

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The crime often starts with an innocent chat on the computer, or at least it seems innocent to the child.

John Milhiser
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.

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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.

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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.

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The top prosecutor in Central Illinois is looking to implement more proactive strategies to reduce violent crime.

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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.

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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.

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The Sangamon County state's attorney is leaving that job and is expected to become the area's interim chief federal prosecutor.

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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.