The Illinois Supreme Court on Monday (July 19, 2021) appointed former Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office attorney Bianca Camargo as a Circuit Court judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge James Murphy.
Camargo received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree from Northern Illinois University and her Juris Doctorate from the Northern University College of Law in 2010.
Camargo worked for the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office for 11 years. She started her career as a victim advocate in 2006, then became an assistant state’s attorney in 2010.
Camargo is a member of the Kane County Bar Association and is a member of the Protection of Individuals with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System Task Force.
She was born and raised in Aurora and has been a resident of Kane County since 1983. She is married, and the couple has one child.
Former Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph H. McMahon congratulated Camargo and the Illinois Supreme Court on an outstanding selection.
“Judge Camargo represents the dream of many Americans and immigrant families, he said. “Judge Camargo started with my predecessor as a victim advocate and worked her way through law school, eventually earning a job as an assistant state’s attorney. When she worked for me, she increasingly took on more responsibility, complex cases and maintained her focus on pursuing justice with an even hand and the courage to show mercy when warranted.
“Judge Camargo’s selection increases the diversity and breadth of experience of the 16th Judicial Circuit, and she knows the Aurora and Kane community as a lifelong resident of Aurora.”
SOURCE: 16th Circuit Court news release