Divya Sarang of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office has been appointed as a new associate judge in the 16th Circuit Court.
Sarang is will take the bench July 1, filling the position of retiring Judge Leonard Wojtecki.
“This is a great day for Divya, and I’m so proud for her on this prestigious appointment,” Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said Wednesday. “Divya has had a goal of becoming a judge for many years. Everyone in our office shares in the celebration of her achievement.”
Sarang is a graduate of Hindu College in Delhi, India. She received her law degree from Northern Illinois University, worked as a defense attorney and conflict counsel in Winnebago County and began with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office in 1993.
“Divya has been an asset to our office and to Kane County for many reasons – largely because she has such diverse experiences, from having been raised and educated in India and earning a second law degree in the United States, to her experiences in many aspects of criminal and civil law,” McMahon said.
“In her 22 years with our office, Divya has always conducted herself with great character and integrity. Her experience, professionalism and humility will make her an asset to Kane County as a judge, just as those characteristics have made her an asset as a lawyer and prosecutor. The people of Kane County will be well served by her commitment to fairness.
“Although I will miss seeing her in the office every day, I am thrilled to see her take this next step in public service.”
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office press release, Kane County Bar Association