Michael L. Hill
Michael (Mike) is the elected State’s Attorney for Scott County, Illinois. He ran for office first in 2008, then was re-elected in 2012 and again in 2016.
Mike is originally from Mt. Sterling, Illinois, where he attended and graduated from Brown County High School. Mike then attended Western Illinois University graduating with a bachelor of science degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. During college Mike was a full-time sworn police officer for the City of Mt. Sterling and part-time with the Villages of Versailles and Meredosia. Mike was a member of the Illinois Army National Guard having achieved the rank of sergeant before becoming honorably discharged at the end of his enlistment period.
It was during this time that Mike felt the calling to attend law school. Mike graduated from Ohio Northern University Claude W. Petit College of Law, having been selected to the Moot Court Board of Advocates and selected to compete on the Burke E. Smith Trial Advocacy Competition. Mike was also vice-president of the Criminal Law Society during his second and third years of law school.
After being admitted to the bar in the State of Illinois Mike worked for the law firm Schuering and Associates, P.C. in Springfield, Illinois, a firm which focused it’s practice in the areas of local government law, tax increment financing, and contract law.
Mike had always known that his true calling was to become a prosecutor and, when the opportunity presented itself in the way of the general election in 2008 for a chance to become the Scott County State’s Attorney, Mike could not pass it up. He opened a small law office in Winchester and began campaigning in earnest, moving from Franklin to Winchester in 2007. Mike was fortunate enough to secure the election in 2008 and has been blessed to have been re-elected to two additional terms since then. He, his wife Kelley, and their daughter Vanessa are proud to call Scott County their home.
“I am truly humbled each and every day to be given the opportunity to continue a life of public service. The people of Scott County have blessed me and I fully intend to repay the debt that I owe them with honor, trustworthiness, and hard work.” – Mike Hill