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As we reported over the weekend, the DeWitt County State's Attorney's office will have a new face running things come 2012.

Current State's Attorney Dick Koritz he will not be running for reelection in 2012. He says after discussing it with his family, he feels the time is right for him to move forward.

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Dick Koritz's son, Karle Koritz also has announced his candidacy to the position. Having grown up in Clinton, the younger Koritz feels it would a great way for him to give back to his hometown, and to help keep the streets and citizens of DeWitt County safe.

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Koritz feels as though he is the best candidate for the job. He stresses he expects no special treatment because of his father's current position and he will be running and using his experience to gain the support and respect of the voters of DeWitt County.

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Koritz currently serves as an assistant State's Attorney in McLean County, a position he has held since 2007. He currently is a felony prosecutor. Koritz has also served at a large firm in Peoria before working in the McLean County States Attorneys Office, where he practiced civil defense litigation.

 Koritz adds he plans to move back to DeWitt County should he get elected.

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