LaSalle County State’s Attorney, Karen Donnelly


brian towne, lasalle county state's attorneyKaren Donnelly Bio

Karen was elected to the position of LaSalle County State’s Attorney on November 8, 2016. She is the first woman to hold this office in LaSalle County. Prior to assuming office, Karen was employed in private practice with the firm of Mueller Anderson & Associates since 2014. Karen attended Illinois Valley Community College, Ashford University and graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law, where she was a member of Law Review and had an article published on the use of anonymous juries in the criminal justice system. While attending law school, Karen worked as both an intern and 711 intern in the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office. During this entire time, Karen also worked as a paralegal and raised her family in LaSalle County.
On behalf of the attorneys and staff of the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office, I welcome you to our website. We hope this site will provide you will information as to the role of the State’s Attorney’s Office in the criminal justice system and county government. Should you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the operation of this office, you are more than welcome to contact me at or call the office at 815-434-8340.



location state's attorneys office

LaSalle County Governmental Complex
707 Etna Road Room 251
Ottawa, IL 61350 (East Entrance)
(815) 434-8340


Monday – Friday 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM