State’s Attorney, Office of the

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office acts on behalf of the citizens of the State of Illinois in prosecuting crimes committed in Cook County, Illinois, the largest consolidated court district in the United States.

The office employs over nine hundred Assistant State’s Attorneys and over eight hundred support staff. The States Attorneys Office also serves as legal counsel for Cook County government agencies and all Cook County public officials.

Divisions of the office include:

  • Arson Unit
  • Child Support Enforcement Division
  • Community Outreach Service Unit
  • Community Prosecutions Division
  • Consumer Fraud Division
  • Domestic Violence Coordination
  • Financial & Government Fraud Unit
  • Juvenile Justice Bureau
  • Mental Health Division
  • Narcotics Prosecution Division
  • Public Integrity Unit
  • Senior Citizens/Persons with Disabilities Division
  • Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
For more information on the States Attorney’s Office and the services it provides the public, visit their website
The Cook County State’s Attorney announced the launching of VINELink, an Internet-based system which provides custody information on inmates in Cook County Jail and information on criminal cases (felony and misdemeanor) pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County. It also allows interested parties to register for telephone or e-mail notification when there is a change in custody status or court date.
This site is a web version of the existing AVN (Automated Victim Notification) telephone system.
In addition to the State’s Attorney’s Office, both projects were made possible through the cooperation and dedication of the Offices of the Sheriff, Chief Judge, Clerk of the Circuit Court , President Stroger’s Bureau of Information Technology and Automation (BITA) and the Appriss Company.
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The locations of various State’s Attorney office sites are listed at the left.