Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Gilmore has been named chief of the criminal division for the Central District of Illinois.
Gilmore, 52, will be responsible for oversight of criminal matters for the 46-county district, which includes Springfield. He is the first major appointment by U.S. Attorney John Milhiser, who was appointed to the role on Oct. 31 as he awaits U.S. Senate confirmation.
"Greg brings his 24 years as a federal prosecutor to this important position as we work with our state and local partners to reduce violent crime in our communities," Milhiser said in a news release.
Gilmore joined the U.S. Attorney's office in 1994, serving as chief of the district's civil division from 2013 to 2015. Prior, he worked for the FBI and as an accountant. He received his law degree from DePaul University in Chicago in 1993.