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Ogle County officials expect to meet next week on SA issue

The Ogle County board expects to meet in special session next week as they appoint a new State's Attorney.

The county is looking for a replacement involving current State's Attorney Ben Roe. He will be sworn in as a Circuit Judge on January 7th. Roe told Newstalk 1060 that a replacement by law needs to be appointed before he becomes a Circuit Judge.

On December 18th, the Ogle County board voted 13-11 in rejecting a recommendation from Chairman Kim Gouker of Byron in appointing Thomas Suits of Polo to the position.

Suits was 1 of 4 candidates interviewed for State's Attorney's. The other candidates included Mike Rock from the State's Attorney's office, former Associate Judge Robin Minnis, and Ogle County public defender Eric Morrow.

The person appointed by the board will hold the position for 2 years since Roe was recently re-elected last month to a 4-year term. There will be a special election for the final 2 years of the term during the General Election in November of 2014.


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