Senate approves Savoy man to fill judicial seat

Senate approves Savoy man to fill judicial seat

WASHINGTON — On Monday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a career federal prosecutor from Savoy to fill a judicial seat in U.S. District Court.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said that Colin Bruce was approved for a federal judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

Durbin said in a written statement that Bruce has the experience, qualifications and integrity to be an excellent federal judge.

Bruce has been an assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District since his graduation from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1989. He has prosecuted drug conspiracies, computer-related investigations, frauds and civil matters.

Since 2010, Bruce has been the first assistant U.S. attorney for the Central District, supervising attorneys in all the offices of the district. While his duties are mostly administrative, he still goes to court.

An older brother to former University of Illinois trustee and Chicago attorney Devon Bruce, and nephew to former 19th District Congressman Terry Bruce, a Democrat from Olney, Colin Bruce is married and has two children.

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