Jerry Costello II

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Another second-generation politician has been appointed to the 116th House District seat in southern Illinois.

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A state representative from southern Illinois has resigned to become the director of law enforcement for the state Department of Natural Resources.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Tuesday announced he appointed Jerry Costello II to the post. The Smithton Democrat has served in the Illinois House since 2011. Pritzker says he has valuable experience as a police officer and in Operation Desert Storm.