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Kane County State's Attorney's Office

Kane County, Illinois, State's Attorney's Office
Joseph H. McMahon, State's Attorney

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​​ On behalf of the hard working men and women of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, thank you for visiting and welcome to our Website. I invite you to explore the site and see for yourself the broad array of services performed by the office.​

​The first priority of the state’s attorney’s office is to represent the interests of our community, which includes you, your family and the people of Illinois in criminal proceedings and to get violent offenders who threaten our safety off our streets. I do not take this responsibility lightly.  Read More

COVID-19 Court News

Courts  will re-open June 1. Please click these links to learn more.
16th Judicial Circuit website
COVID-19 Facebook page​​​

COVID-19 Application
Coronavirus Relief Fund​

The role of the prosecutor
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Resource Directory​

​If you or someone you love needs assistance with issues such as mental health, addiction, domestic violence or other concerns, click here for our guide to local nonprofit and government service providers.​




​Our office is open, but not back to normal

The re-opening June 1 of Kane County's courts after 12 weeks of curtailed operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic is a good sign, but not an all-clear. All of us in public safety and public health and in the community at large still have a lot of work to do to ensure the pandemic's effect on Kane County and elsewhere is as minimal as possible.

The uncertainty that loomed during the 12 weeks of limited access to the courts was stressful on the public and all court employees. As your state's attorney, my goals were to assure justice and the safety of the public, to meet the needs and demands of the public and to protect my dedicated staff.

Now that we are moving back to more normal operations, there are new practices and protocols we all must follow to keep one another safe in our mutual pursuit of justice for all.

For example, visitors in all Kane County court facilities must wear a face covering at all times and follow recommended social distancing guidelines. All court employees also must wear a face covering in public areas. In addition, the number of people allowed in each courtroom and inside each court facility will be restricted. Further details are posted on the 16th Judicial Circuit's Website, and updates will be posted on the 16th Circuit's coronavirus Facebook page.

My office remains committed to providing all mandated services to meet the public's needs, although we will have a reduced staff in the office when possible. Victim safety remains a high priority, however, so victim advocates will always be in the office during business hours. For additional victim assistance, contact Prairie State Legal Services, Mutual Ground of Aurora or Community Crisis Center of Elgin.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together to navigate this crisis.

Joe McMahon, Kane County State's Attorney


Reporting Child Abuse​​

If you have a reasonable belief that someone is physically or sexually abusing a child, or neglecting a child, you should report it to Illinois DCFS.

People who work with children, including teachers, coaches, school officials, daycare providers and healthcare providers, are required by law to make a report. However, anyone who suspects child abuse or neglect can make a report.

Just call 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873.)

Reporting child abuse and negelct

Mandated Reporters

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Kane County Court Accepted DUI Providers

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