There isn't much turnover in being Winnebago County State's Attorney. In fact, Chuck Prorok has waited 20 years to even apply. So when State's Attorney Paul Logli leaves next month for his new job as Circuit Judge, Prorok and his wife Marsha hope he's considered.
"He is the most qualified person for this position," says State's Attorney Paul Logli.
With Logli's recommendation and thirty years in the State's Attorney's office, Prorok is confidents he's got a shot at the bench.
"The transition will be seamless I know all the employees I know what they're capable of doing and what some aren't capable of doing," Prorok says.
Prorok has been second in command, serving as First Deputy since 2004. Along with his many professional experiences, he's also apart of the Rockford Rotary Club and served on the board of the Mill, before its' troubles. Extracurriculars aside, Logli says Prorok brings a lot to the table.
"He's a good communicater. I think that he's sensitive to the value of the community and I think he's prepared to make decisions that make this community safer," Logli says.
Prorok has prosecuted both civil and criminal cases, including 90 felony jury trials. And says if he's appointed, he wants his lawyers to become more involved in the community.
Other people interested are Rockford City Legal Director Pat Hayes. And private practice Attorney Phil Nicolosi. Within the next 60 days, the Winnebago County Board will appoint a republican, since Logli is republican. But then a candidate from either party will be elected next November.