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State's Attorney

Rock Island

District Attorney

Rock Island

State's Attorney

Rock Island County

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Much has been published about the ... [cached]

Much has been published about the penalties imposed upon (now former) Rock Island State's Attorney Jeff Terronez for purchasing alcohol for an underage girl.

Weekly Wilson » Of Local (Quad Cities’) Interest [cached]

District Attorney Jeff Terronez

District Attorney Jeff Terronez, a Democrat, prosecuted a United Township High School teacher, Jason Van Houtte, who was having sex with his underage students.
Not long after that, additional charges surfaced that the current District Attorney, Jeff Terronez, (a Democrat) had taken the girl-his star witness- and a friend on trips and allegedly supplied alcohol to the underage pair. One story has the "trip" as a harmless trip to visit colleges in Iowa City and Springfield. Supposedly an adult associated with the attractive blonde cheerleader was present and shot film of Mr. Terronez (who is 40-ish and married) with the girls. One story alleges that the current charges against Mr. Terronez are simply a vendetta on the part of the underage girl, who really "loved" her former teacher and now wishes to get revenge, with the help of the camera footage shot by her Aunt, vengeance against the prosecuting attorney who put her former teacher love away. (If this is beginning to sound too much like a soap opera, I merely would say that you can't make this stuff up.) All these charges were first aired on WQAD, Channel 8, by Anchor Chris Minor.
I am wondering why a District Attorney of any party would be escorting underaged teen-aged girls who were not his children on college visits. It is difficult to wrap one's mind around the adjective "innocent," (as in "innocent trip,"_ vendetta or no vendetta. If the trip was just a college visit, why was Mr. Terronez involved at all?
There is an acknowledgement that one case, at least (i.e., Terronez) is "ongoing."
It's been over a year since the fact of Mr. Leibovitz's wrongdoing was first revealed…and many months (6, at least) since Mr. Terronez's endorsement was removed from the campaign literature of a fellow Democratic candidate for office, due to the potential embarrassment factor.
And, during that time, Mr. Terronez has still been acting as the District Attorney for Rock Island County, Illinois, even though one fact that has been admitted by the Illinois State Police is that he was and is the ongoing subject of a police investigation.
True, the investigation seemed to be about whether or not Mr. Terronez supplied alcohol to underage girls but is that all that he might be charged with when the facts hit the fan?
Tags: Auditor in Rockk Island County Illinois to step down, Connie Wilson, election fraud in 1st Ward aldermanic race in 2005, Former Rock Island County Clerk Richard "Dick" Leibovitz, RICO charges of voter fraud by FBI may be pending in Rock Island County, Rock Island District Attorney Jeff Terronez

ROCK ISLAND (AP) Rock Island ... [cached]

ROCK ISLAND (AP) Rock Island state's attorney Jeff Terronez has pleaded guilty to providing alcohol to a minor a day after he said he would resign his post.

WQAD-TV in Moline reports that Terronez entered the plea Tuesday in Rock Island County Court to the misdemeanor charge. Terronez was sentenced to two years probation and fined $2,500. His plea conditions include he resign and never again seek public office.
He tells reporters he is "ashamed" of his priorities. On Monday the Illinois attorney general's office requested Terronez's resignation.
Terronez also has forfeited his pension by withdrawing from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.
The Rock Island County board will appoint a replacement for Terronez.
The Illinois State Police have been investigating Terronez for several months. He has been state's attorney since 2004.

WQAD News | [cached]

ROCK ISLAND, Ill.-The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission says it will not remove allegations from the complaint filed against former Rock Island County State's Attorney Jeff Terronez. Terronez filed a complaint accusing the ARDC administrator of orchestrating a negative publicity campaign to support ARDC allegations that Terronez overreached his position as State's Attorney. The ARDC allegations are part of a disciplinary complaint filed against Terronez.

Rock Island State’s Attorney Jeff Terronez and other law enforcement leaders join Representative Verschoore and Senator Jacobs to visit Rock Island Pre-K Program | [cached]

Rock Island State’s Attorney Jeff Terronez and other law enforcement leaders join Representative Verschoore and Senator Jacobs to visit Rock Island Pre-K Program

Rock Island State's Attorney Jeff Terronez and other law enforcement leaders join Representative Verschoore and Senator Jacobs to visit Rock Island Pre-K Program
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. -- Illinois State Senator Jacobs and State Representative Verschoore joined Rock Island County State's Attorney Jeff Terronez and other law enforcement leaders at the Skip-a-Long Child Development Center today to see how preschool expansion gives kids in Rock Island County a love of learning while also helping them avoid a life of crime.
than paying more in lives and taxpayer dollars later," Terronez said.

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