PEORIA (WEEK) — Judge Jodi Hoos of the 10th Circuit Court has been named the new Peoria County State’s Attorney, pending a vote Tuesday.
At a press conference at the Peoria County Courthouse Monday, County Board Chairman Andrew Rand announced he chose Hoos for the position, which was left vacant after the death of Jerry Brady June 13.
Hoos called the announcement bittersweet, saying Brady did his job with compassion. She said she took the job because she felt she had a duty to return to the office.
A special meeting will be held Tuesday to confirm the appointment.
Hoos said Monday her main focus will be on community outreach. She said starting in September is a possibility due to her wanting to finish cases before she takes over.
“The right choice is always an easy choice,” Rand said.
Also at the special meeting, the board will vote to appoint the replacements for the Peoria County clerk position and the District 11 seat for the board.