Quivey to serve as acting U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois

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There’s a new acting U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois.

It was announced Monday that Douglas J. Quivey would serve in the role, covering federal cases for Knox, Warren, and the rest of the counties making up the district.

Mr. Quivey, who has served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the district since January 2019, assumes the position as Acting U.S. Attorney by virtue of the Vacancies Reform Act.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Quivey served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Central District of Illinois from October 2014 to December 2018.

Mr. Quivey was in private practice from 1996 to 2014 in Charleston, Urbana, and Springfield, Ill. He received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and began his legal career as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Richard Mills from 1994 to 1996. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Eastern Illinois University.

In 2010, Mr. Quivey retired as a lieutenant colonel following 26 years of service in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve.

He’s taking up the position after John Milhiser finished out the month of February after submitting his resignation to President Joe Biden, at the President’s request.

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via WGIL 93.7 FM & 1400 AM

March 3, 2021 at 07:03AM

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