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.
Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office Files Detention Petitions Against All Alleged Murderers, Sex Offenders, and Felony Domestic Abusers Currently in Lake County Jail; More Petitions to Follow
Today, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office announced that, pursuant to the SAFE-T Act’s new detention system, it has filed detention petitions against the 46 murder defendants in the Lake County Jail that are being prosecuted by the office. Read on...
Late evening, Friday, November 18, 2022, a Lake County jury trial concluded with guilty verdicts on all counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child. Read on...
Today, a Lake County Judge sentenced a man to 120 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for sexually assaulting a minor over the course of six years. Read on...