Clay Campbell

4:46 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Schmack Faces High-Profile Cases

Richard Schmack

The DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office is preparing for a change in leadership.  That's after Democrat Richard Schmack defeated incumbent Republican Clay Campbell in Tuesday's election. Schmack says he wants to focus on restructuring the office, with an emphasis on training younger assistants. 

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Election 2012
3:08 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Winnebago County State's Attorney Stays: DeKalb County's Goes

Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato with supporters at election night party in Rockford.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Two contentious races for State’s Attorney were decided Tuesday in Winnebago and DeKalb Counties.

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6:28 am
Tue October 30, 2012

State's Attorney's Race: DeKalb County

Clay Campbell and Richard Schmack face each other in DeKalb County's State's Attorney's Race

Republican Clay Campbell has served as DeKalb County State’s Attorney since 2010, when he won a special election. He is seeking another term. Campbell’s opponent this fall is Democrat Richard Schmack, a private attorney who has previously served as an assistant state’s attorney in DeKalb County. The two candidates were asked a set of questions by WNIJ's Mike Moen.

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1:20 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

McCullough found not guilty in 50-year-old rape case

DeKalb County Courthouse, Sycamore, Illinois
Susan Stephens


The DeKalb County State's Attorney lashed out at a judge Thursday, after a Seattle man was acquitted of rape charges. 

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