Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato submitted his resignation to County Board Chairman Frank Haney.
Bruscato's last day as State's Attorney is December 3, when he will be sworn in as a judge for Illinois' 17th Judicial Circuit Court in Winnebago and Boone counties. Bruscato has served as State's Attorney since he was first elected in 2008. His current term doesn't expire until 2020.
County Board Chairman Haney has started the search for a new State's Attorney to fill the vacancy left by Bruscato. Then the county board will vote on November 20 to approve a candidate chosen by the chairman, who will be sworn in December 3. The approved candidate will serve the remainder of Bruscato's term.