Judge Jodi Hoos named new Peoria County state’s attorney

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PEORIA, Ill. — Judge Jodi Hoos has been named the new Peoria County state’s attorney.

Hoos is the first female state’s attorney for Peoria County. Board members confirmed her appointment unanimously Tuesday night, 15-0.

It was initially announced Monday morning that Hoos, who was a longtime Peoria County assistant state’s attorney, will succeed Jerry Brady, who passed away in June. Tuesday’s meeting was held at the Peoria County Courthouse.

She is a judge in the 10th judicial circuit in Peoria County. She was sworn into office in 2014 and was re-elected in November 2016.

Hoos first joined the county state’s attorney’s office in 2000, where she worked her way up to chief felony prosecutor in 2007.

Brady was first appointed state’s attorney in 2011 and won the election the next year. He was then re-elected without opposition in 2016.

The office will be up for election in 2020.

Peoria County Clerk and Peoria County board member form district 11 will be appointed Thursday at 6 p.m.

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