DuPage County State’s Attorney

Illinois State Police Trooper Doug Balder (right), his wife  Kim (center), and his attorney Elizabeth Kaveny (left) speak to reporters about the January 2014 crash that left him severely injured, and killed an Illinois Tollway worker. Balder wants prosecutors to file reckless homicide charges against the trucker who allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, causing the fiery wreck. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Trooper, Supporters Call For Reckless Homicide Charges In Fatal Truck Crashes

An Illinois State Police trooper injured in a fiery crash one year ago was pressing DuPage County prosecutors to file more serious criminal charges against the trucker who allegedly caused the wreck.

01/27/2015

Jeanine Nicarico

DuPage Opens Children’s Advocacy Center Named For Jeanine Nicarico

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin did not handle the Nicarico case, but said it weighs heavily on him and everyone else who works with victims of child abuse, and the families of children who have been murdered.

09/18/2013

Money (CBS)

Former Employee Charged With Stealing From Special Needs Group

It’s a case that the DuPage County State’s Attorney calls “disgraceful”: A supervisor at a charity for people with special needs has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars over four-and-a-half years.

05/31/2013

Prison fence

Suburban Prosecutors: Wrongful Convictions Far Less Likely Today

Suburban prosecutors say they are satisfied that it is now a lot more difficult for someone to be wrongfully convicted of a crime than it was years ago.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

Joe Birkett

Birkett Steps Down As Top DuPage Prosecutor

Joe Birkett has stepped down as DuPage County state’s attorney. Friday was his last day on the job. Next week he will be sworn in as an Illinois appellate justice.

WBBM Newsradio–12/11/2010