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Sycamore attorney enters state’s attorney race

Charles Rose, a Sycamore attorney, sits in front of a gray background. Rose announced he is running for DeKalb County State’s Attorney. (Courtesy of Charles Rose)

DeKALB – Sycamore attorney Charles Rose announced that he will run for the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s office. 

Rose’s announcement to run in the election comes after incumbent Rick Amato announced he will not be running for a third term in 2024. 

Rose previously ran for the state’s attorney office and was the first assistant state’s attorney in Jo Daviess County. 

“It’s obviously a job that I’ve sought previously,” Rose said. “With Rick Amato’s choosing not to go up for re-election, I figured now is a good time to make that move.” 

Rose owns the law firm RoseLaw and is the chief attorney at the firm.

Rose said he always wanted to be a prosecutor. 

“That’s the reason I went to law school,” Rose said. 

In a statement, Rose said if elected he plans to continue his career as a prosecutor. 

My plan for my first day is not to decorate my new office but to appear in the felony courtroom and step up before the judge when a case is called and tell the judge that ‘the State is ready for trial,’ Rose said. 

Rose earned his law degree from NIU in 1991. 

More information on Rose’s campaign can be found on his Facebook page.  


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