McDonough County Public Defender

McDonough County Illinois is accepting applications for the position of Public Defender. All applicants must provide proof of a valid Illinois law license, be in good standing with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, and have prior criminal law experience. The successful applicant must be willing to reside in McDonough County.

McDonough County is located in West Central Illinois. The County Seat is Macomb, Illinois and is the home of Western Illinois University.

The application is available on line at and should be mailed to Macomb Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square, Macomb, Illinois 61455, Attention Judy Smith. In order to be considered for the position, the application must be received by September 12, 2019. The anticipated start date is October 15, 2015.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact McDonough County Administrative Assistant Judy Smith at 309-837-4891.

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