J. William 'Bill' Roberts, after years of experience as a state's attorney and U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois, served as Governor Jim Edgar's chief legal counsel from 1995 to 1997. During that time, he helped Edgar with important issues such as education funding reform, the state's fight to keep Chicago's Meigs Field open, the commutation of Guinevere Garcia's death sentence, and the administration's response to the MSI scandal.
Interview Session 01 (Audio)
Pre-Edgar career, including state’s attorney office
Interview Session 02 (Audio)
U.S. attorney & service as Edgar’s chief counsel