As State’s Attorney, I am fighting to make our beautiful county safer and fairer for all people — regardless of race, class, gender, or sexual orientation.
Prior to being sworn in as Lake County State’s Attorney on Dec. 1, 2020, I spent 18 years fighting for clients in courtrooms throughout Illinois. Whether the case was in front of a jury, the Appellate Court, or the Illinois Supreme Court, I have never stopped fighting for what I believe in: that each one of us deserves equal and just treatment under the law.
I was raised in a small town and my parents are teachers. They instilled in me that everyone must be treated equally, regardless of the circumstances of their birth. America’s sacred mission is to provide a political, economic, and legal system that allows everyone to prosper.
The prosecutor’s office is the most powerful actor in the criminal justice system. Crime destroys families and communities. We need smart, tough prosecutors who are zealously expending every ounce of energy to prevent crime now and in the future. Smart prosecution equals safer communities. Moral prosecution equals a fairer society that nurtures the worth of every individual regardless of class, race, or gender.
As State’s Attorney, I will ensure that every prosecution is smart, fair, and just.
You're invited! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Lake County on Wednesday, October 12. Read on...
Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart Nominee, Chelsea Laliberte Barnes, Live4Lali Co-Founder, Appointed to Attorney General’s Remediation Fund Advisory Board
Today, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Lake County Opioid Initiative (LCOI), and Live4Lali announced that the Co-Founder of Live4Lali and LCOI, Chelsea Laliberte Barnes, was appointed by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul to the Illinois Remediation Fund Advisory Board. Read on...