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State's Attorney's Office

The State’s Attorney has the exclusive responsibility for prosecuting violations of the criminal laws of the State of Illinois, as well as traffic violations. The State’s Attorney provides legal advice to all County Officials and represents the County in all actions where the County’s officials or employees are a party.

The professional staff includes twelve Assistant State’s Attorneys and nine support staff. The State’s Attorney’s staff is present in four courtrooms on a daily basis and routinely appears in branch court in DeKalb and Sandwich. Professional assistance to law enforcement agencies is available on a 24-hour basis every day of the year.

The cases handled by the State’s Attorney’s office include:

  • Felony and misdemeanor criminal matters
  • Traffic
  • Juvenile detention and prosecution
  • Juvenile abuse and neglect
  • Interstate reciprocal child support and public aid cases
  • Mental health
  • Advice to government officials
  • Tax collection

The State’s Attorney’s Office also provides staffing for the DeKalb County Drug and DUI Treatment Courts.

*Pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 11, please use dekalbsao@dekalbcounty.org as means for email service on our office.

Rick AmatoRICK AMATO
State’s Attorney

Phone: 815-895-7164
FAX: 815-895-7101
dekalbsao@dekalbcounty.org

County Courthouse
133 West State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

DeKalb County States Attorney's Seal

Rick AmatoRICK AMATO
State’s Attorney

Phone: 815-895-7164
FAX: 815-895-7101
dekalbsao@dekalbcounty.org

County Courthouse
133 West State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

DeKalb County States Attorney's Seal

The State’s Attorney has the exclusive responsibility for prosecuting violations of the criminal laws of the State of Illinois, as well as traffic violations. The State’s Attorney provides legal advice to all County Officials and represents the County in all actions where the County’s officials or employees are a party.

The professional staff includes twelve Assistant State’s Attorneys and nine support staff. The State’s Attorney’s staff is present in four courtrooms on a daily basis and routinely appears in branch court in DeKalb and Sandwich. Professional assistance to law enforcement agencies is available on a 24-hour basis every day of the year.

The cases handled by the State’s Attorney’s office include:

  • Felony and misdemeanor criminal matters
  • Traffic
  • Juvenile detention and prosecution
  • Juvenile abuse and neglect
  • Interstate reciprocal child support and public aid cases
  • Mental health
  • Advice to government officials
  • Tax collection

The State’s Attorney’s Office also provides staffing for the DeKalb County Drug and DUI Treatment Courts.

*Pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 11, please use dekalbsao@dekalbcounty.org as means for email service on our office.

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Most County Offices will close at noon on Friday April 19, 2019

County offices will reopen on Monday, April 22, 2019.

Please check with individual offices for office hours.