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New State's Attorney for RI County ?

Rock Island County

An Interim State's Attorney may soon be appointed for Rock Island County. Tuesday County Board Chairman Richard Brunk announced his choice of Dora Villarreal to replace John McGehee who started working as a circuit judge last month. 

Villarreal now works for the Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham law firm in Rock Island, is licensed in Illinois and Iowa, and is president of the Rock Island County Bar Association. 

Brunk's recommendation will be considered by the county board next week. And if approved, she will serve until the fall of next year (2020).

Since McGehee was sworn in, Patricia Castro has served as Acting State's Attorney. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.