CALUMET CITY, Ill. (WLS) -- President Barack Obama nominated Edward Gilmore to be the next U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois.
Gilmore has been the police chief in south suburban Calumet City since 2008.
"Edward Gilmore has dedicated his career to protecting his fellow citizens," President Obama said. "He has displayed courage and persistence in the pursuit of justice, and I am honored to nominate him today to continue his selfless work, as a U.S. Marshal."
Gilmore was previously with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in Arlington, Va., from 1987 to 2008.
He started his career at the Chicago Police Department from 1977 to 1987, serving for three years as the task force officer for the FBI Joint Terrorist Task Force.