After serving for over fifteen years as a dedicated law enforcement officer and being named Police Officer of Year in 2016 as well as in 1991 and 1993, Jim Reilly of Wilmington decided to run for Sheriff in Will County to offer his skills and experience. Reilly is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice where he has outlined his methods law enforcement officers can utilize to improve community relationships. As Sheriff, Reilly has stated that his first priority will be to aggressively fight the heroin and opioid epidemic currently plaguing Will County.
Reilly’s police experience includes serving on the Joliet Police Department where his assignments included several years working for an organized crime and drug enforcement unit. While in this special unit Reilly was the case agent on one of Will County’s largest criminal drug conspiracy cases. Reilly also worked closely with local and federal agencies solving crimes such as murder, armed robberies, murder for hires, and political corruption.
Jim Reilly is a current Sheriff’s Deputy with the Will County Sheriff’s Department. Reilly has been endorsed by Retired Will County Sheriff Paul Kaupas, Congressman Adam Kinzinger, Former Joliet Police Chief and Current Elwood Police Chief Fred Hayes and Braidwood Police Chief Nick Ficarello. The general election for Will County Sheriff will be held on November 6th.