Eric Rinehart, '01, Sworn as Lake County State's Attorney

Rinehart sworn in as Lake County State's Attorney

(Lake County, IL) Lake County State’s Attorney Eric F. Rinehart was sworn in by Lake County Chief Judge Diane E. Winter in front of nearly two dozen friends and family members at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan Tuesday morning.

Rinehart, 44, said his mission as Lake County State’s Attorney will be to “fight every day to make Lake County safer without sacrificing our commitment to equality, transparency, or the rights of all individuals.”

“We will always proceed with compassion and transparency, but our first responsibility to the people of Lake County is the completion of the mission: we will reduce crime and end disparities in our courthouse,” Rinehart said. “I promise my office will protect all communities regardless of race, class, gender, or sexual orientation.”

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