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Ogle County State's Attorney appointment

A new Ogle County State's Attorney is expected to be appointed by the end of the week or next Monday.

The county is looking for a replacement involving current State's Attorney Ben Roe. He will be sworn in as a Circuit Judge next Monday, 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. 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.

There has been no mention of a special meeting of the Ogle County Board this week or on Monday.

The person appointed 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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