Re-elect Mike Nerheim in 2020!

He has delivered on all campaign promises and made the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office a model of integrity, justice and fairness.

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Accomplished: Independent Case Review Panel

Within the first month of being elected in 2012, Mike established the Independent Case Review Panel of volunteer legal professionals/focuses on preventing wrongful convictions/develops new protocols for prosecution.

Accomplished: Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness

Restructured the State’s Attorney’s Office, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the office by taking advantage of office resources and individual talents.

Accomplished: Leadership That Is Saving Lives in Lake County

Called on local agencies to develop a comprehensive opioid prevention strategy for Lake County. He introduced a progressive new program “A Way Out” which allows people suffering substance abuse a pathway to recovery by turning to police. Mike also co-founded the Lake County Opioid Initiative, which is a collaborative countywide, multi-agency effort to prevent opioid abuse, addiction, overdose and death.

Highly Honored for His Achievements

Twice named State’s Attorney of the Year by the Illinois State Crime Commission (2017 and 2014). Received the 2016 Law Enforcement Innovation Award from the Lake County Municipal League. Given the 2016 Community Impact Award from Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center. Received the National Gang Crime Research Center’s Award for outstanding leadership in prosecution.

Lives Saved with Naloxone

People Connected to Treatment (A Way Out)

Budget Savings (in millions)

Years as Prosecutor