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State Attorney's Office promotes two longtime prosecutors

By Mark Reccek | Feb 9, 2015


The DuPage County State Attorney's Office recently promoted two longtime attorneys.

Joseph Ruggiero, former chief of the office's criminal bureau, has been named first assistant state attorney.

Ruggiero takes over for Nancy Wolfe, who retired last month.

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said Ruggiero is highly qualified for the position.

"With nearly 30 years of experience, Joe has seen and done it all," Berlin said. "His successful prosecution of the worst society has to offer has earned him the reputation as a tough, but fair, prosecutor. Joe is very highly regarded in the legal community and is often called upon as a guest lecturer on legal issues throughout Illinois. He is a compassionate advocate for victims of crime and their families who has devoted his entire professional career to the safety of DuPage County.”

Also coming aboard is Nancy Donahoe, who has worked for the state attorney's office since Dec. 31, 2014. She will serve as deputy chief of the criminal felony division, replacing Bernie Murray.

“She is a seasoned professional, well-versed in all aspects of the law. She is an intelligent, thoughtful and very talented attorney, and she will be a great addition to the office," Berlin said.

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