Chicago Tribune endorses Judge Carrie Hamilton for 12th subcircuit
“Judge Carrie Hamilton, of Winnetka, was appointed to this vacant seat in July 2015 by the Illinois Supreme Court. Before that, she spent 14 years in the U.S. attorney’s office, serving in the Public Corruption and Organized Crime section. She is endorsed.”
Judge Carrie Hamilton has spent her career pursuing justice and protecting the citizens of Illinois.
Carrie was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve the citizens of the 12th subcircuit as a Cook County Circuit Court judge. Carrie’s appointment by the Illinois Supreme Court was an acknowledgment of her 14 years of service as a top federal prosecutor in the United States’ Attorney’s Office.
As the Deputy Chief for the Public Corruption Section, Carrie prosecuted a series of high-profile corrupt public officials, including former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Carrie also fought to protect children and families by prosecuting cases of child exploitation, child prostitution and violence against women. In recognition of Carrie’s work protecting families and children, Carrie received the Cook County Crime Stoppers, Excellence in Law Enforcement Award and the United States Postal Inspection Service, Inspector-In-Charge Award.
ABC7 News recently profiled Carrie and her achievements in a story entitled, “Carrying Justice.”