COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT Araceli R. De La Cruz

Judge Araceli R. De La Cruz was appointed as a Circuit Court Judge by the Illinois Supreme Court and sworn in on January 6, 2022. Judge De La Cruz is a lifelong Chicago resident. Academic scholarships enabled her to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago where she studied English Literature and Political Science. While attending The John Marshall Law School she competed in

COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT Ruth Isabel Gudino

Judge Ruth I. Gudino was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court and is currently assigned to the Sixth District Courthouse located in Markham. Prior to her appointment in October 2021, she practiced law for over 26 years. Judge Gudino was raised in a hard-working Union home of Mexican immigrant parents. As a first-generation lawyer and judge, she carries with her, her parents’ values of

COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT Michael Weaver

Michael is a Democratic candidate for Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. He is currently a partner in the trial department at the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. As a litigator with a focus on commercial litigation, he has been involved in a wide assortment of complex matters in courts across the country and has significant trial and appellate