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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​​​

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.​




​A n​​ote from Joe McMahon regarding ​state's attorney's office operations 

during the coronavirus quaranti​ne​​

The COVID-19 coronavirus has presented a number of challenges to those of us who work in public safety as we seek to balance the public's health and safety needs with the demands of our court system.

As your state's attorney, my primary focus is on the safety of the public, justice and the well-being of my dedicated staff. I have been coordinating regularly with the county's public safety leaders to devise and execute a plan that achieves all of these.

The chief judge has released a statement about how the county's judicial system will operate at least until April 20. A copy of the general order is posted on our Facebook page.

Meantime, my office is committed to providing all necessary services to meet the public's needs. In the interests of public health, we will have a reduced staff at our main office, and the branch courts in Aurora, Elgin and St. Charles will be closed. We ask for your patience and understanding as we all work together to get through this health crisis.

Thank you, Joe McMahon


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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