Mike Nerheim knows that good fiscal responsibility is a major component of effective service and trust within the community. He successfully re-structured the State’s Attorney’s Office, re-organizing existing positions and increasing efficiency at no additional cost to taxpayers.

Law Enforcement Respects the Leadership of Mike Nerheim

Federal, state and local law enforcement officers respect Mike for his extensive knowledge of criminal law. He is frequently lauded for ensuring justice for all. Mike teaches “The Laws of Evidence” and “Ethics in Law Enforcement”.

See what others say Mike has accomplished, by topic:

Mike's accomplishments in office are evident in the long list of awards he’s received.

Here are just a few of the most recent:

  • 2016 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award/Boy Scouts of America
  • 2016 Judge Robert S. Smith, Jr. Humanitarian Award/Justinian Society and Red Mass Committee
  • 2016 Law Enforcement Innovation Award/Lake County Municipal League
  • 2016 Community Impact Award/Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center
  • 2016 Law Enforcement Innovation Award/Lake County Municipal League
  • 2015 Justinian of the Year/Coalition to Reduce Recidivism
  • 2015 Executive Director’s Award/Lake County Juvenile Officer’s Association
  • 2014 State’s Attorney of the Year/Illinois State Crime Commission
  • 2014 Frederic Milton Thrasher Award/National Gang Crime Research Center
  • 2014 Moxie Award/Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)
  • 2014 Community Leadership Award/2014 Overdose Awareness Day Planning Committee
  • 2013 Person of the Year/United Hellenic Voters of America