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Karlin a finalist for WIU legal role

Knox County State's Attorney Jeremy Karlin is in the running for the general counsel position at Western Illinois University.
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Knox County State's Attorney Jeremy Karlin is not seeking a second term.

Knox County State’s Attorney Jeremy Karlin is one of three finalists for the position of general counsel at Western Illinois University.

Karlin, a Democrat, was elected to his first term as Knox County’s top prosecutor in 2020, but is not seeking reelection.

The Office of General Counsel at WIU is responsible for mandatory state ethics training and the university’s Freedom of Information Act, and represents the university in legal matters involving external agencies.

The university attorney is also responsible for advising the Board of Trustees on legal matters and drafting and reviewing contracts.

Other finalists for the position are Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathy Swett and Assistant Attorney General Kailin James.

All three candidates will interview on the WIU campus next week.

In Knox County, Ashley Worby is running unopposed for state’s attorney in next month’s primary as a Republican.

Worby worked as an assistant state’s attorney until last fall, when she moved to the public defender’s office.

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Jane Carlson is TSPR's regional reporter.