Eileen O'Neill Burke for Judge

Judge Burke is a Democratic Candidate for the 1st District Appellate Court. The Appellate Court hears appeals from all cases of the circuit court throughout Cook County, including both criminal and civil cases. Judge Burke is uniquely qualified for this position because of her wide ranging experience as both a lawyer and a judge. Judge Burke has been a criminal prosecutor and a defense attorney. As a lawyer, Judge Burke wrote over 100 appellate briefs and argued over 35 times in the Appellate Court. Since being elected to the bench in 2008, Judge Burke has presided over almost every type of civil court calls. She is currently assigned to a Commercial Calendar in Law Division where she presides over complex civil litigation.

Judge Burke grew up on the Northside of Chicago. She and her husband of 25 years, John, have 4 children.