U.S. Attorney John Milhiser announces departure

John Milhiser said highlights of his time in office include the conviction of the killer of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang and the recent indictment of former State Sen. Sam McCann. (Photo courtesy justice.gov)

 

By Dave Dahl

SPRINGFIELD – It’s on to the next adventure for John Milhiser. The U. S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois has resigned, effective the end of this month.

He served just over two years and leaves at the request of the Biden administration, which has asked for the resignation of almost all U.S. Attorneys.

So what’s next? “I haven’t announced any plans,” Milhiser told WJBC News Thursday. “Whatever I do will, as I have done here every day, be trying to make our community a better place.”

Milhiser said highlights of his time in office include the conviction of the killer of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang and the recent indictment of former State Sen. Sam McCann. Milhiser was Sangamon County state’s attorney before moving a couple of blocks down Monroe Street to the federal building just over two years ago.

Dave Dahl can be reached at news@wjbc.com

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