As State’s Attorney, I am fighting to make our beautiful county safer and fairer for all people — regardless of race, class, gender, or sexual orientation.
Prior to being sworn in as Lake County State’s Attorney on Dec. 1, 2020, I spent 18 years fighting for clients in courtrooms throughout Illinois. Whether the case was in front of a jury, the Appellate Court, or the Illinois Supreme Court, I have never stopped fighting for what I believe in: that each one of us deserves equal and just treatment under the law.
I was raised in a small town and my parents are teachers. They instilled in me that everyone must be treated equally, regardless of the circumstances of their birth. America’s sacred mission is to provide a political, economic, and legal system that allows everyone to prosper.
The prosecutor’s office is the most powerful actor in the criminal justice system. Crime destroys families and communities. We need smart, tough prosecutors who are zealously expending every ounce of energy to prevent crime now and in the future. Smart prosecution equals safer communities. Moral prosecution equals a fairer society that nurtures the worth of every individual regardless of class, race, or gender.
As State’s Attorney, I will ensure that every prosecution is smart, fair, and just.
Repeat Weapon Offender Convicted Of Possession Case after Jury Trial; Second Case Remains Pending in Court
On Thursday, September 7, 2023, a jury trial concluded in Lake County with “guilty” verdict on armed habitual criminal charges. Read on...
Late night, Thursday, August 31, 2023, a jury trial concluded in Lake County with “guilty” verdicts on first-degree murder charges related to the 2022 shooting of two Waukegan men. Read on...
Today, the Honorable Judge George Strickland ruled that the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office could continue to pursue felony Reckless Conduct charges against Robert Crimo, Jr. – the man whose son is accused of killing seven people and wounding dozens of others on July 4, 2022, in Highland Park. Read on...