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.
$5 Million Bond for Two Juveniles Being Charged as Adults in the Fatal Shooting of Waukegan Volleyball Coach
On Friday, June 2, 2023, a Lake County Judge set a $5 million bond for each juvenile charged in the fatal shooting of a Waukegan Volleyball Coach that took place on May 6, 2023. Read on...
Lake County State’s Attorney’s Gun Violence Prevention Initiative And Advocate Trauma Recovery Center at Advocate Condell Join Together to Prevent Gun Violence
The Lake County Gun Violence Prevention Initiative (GVPI) and the Advocate Trauma Recovery Center at Advocate Condell Medical Center announced today that they will work together to stop the cycle of gun violence in Lake County through an innovative collaboration that connects shooting victims with community resources and trauma outreach workers inside a hospital setting. Read on...
Antioch Man Ordered To Be Held Without Bond for the Fatal Shooting of His Neighbor
Today, a Lake County Judge approved a no bond motion against an Antioch man charged with the fatal shooting of his neighbor. Read on...