With 32 years of outstanding service on the bench, Justice McBride is running for Illinois’ highest court because she is committed to a legal system that is fair, impartial, independent, and upholds the rule of law.
McBride has earned highly qualified, exceptionally well-qualified and highly recommended bar association rating throughout her judicial career. She was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Herald in her successful bid for the Illinois Appellate Court and by the Chicago Sun-Times in her successful run for the Circuit Court.
Justice McBride served for 10 years as an Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney, and in 1987 was appointed a Cook County associate judge assigned to hear criminal cases. She presided over hundreds of trials, both juries and bench.
With outstanding bar ratings and newspaper endorsements Justice McBride won election to the Appellate Court, the state’s second highest court, in 1998. She has authored over 2,000 decisions in criminal and civil appeals and serves on numerous committees devoted to improving the administration of justice in our State.
Justice McBride has won several awards for her service, including her groundbreaking work as the first Chair of the Cook County Circuit Court’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. While in the State’s Attorneys Office she created the first child sexual assault victim/witness advocacy room, which now bears her name.