Judge since: 2010
Reddick worked in the Cook County Public Defender’s Office for more than 19 years, where she served as Deputy Chief of the Felony Trial Division before her 2010 appointment to the bench. She was later elected to a full term in 2012. She has also taught classes at multiple local law schools. Reddick previously served in the Child Protection Division and traffic court. She is a member of the Illinois Supreme Court’s Judicial Conference and is an advisor of the Committee on Education.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL and CBA rated Reddick as qualified, and the ISBA recommended her for retention. The CBA said Reddick “is well regarded for her fairness and possesses the requisite legal knowledge and experience to serve as a Circuit Court Judge.”
Past: In 2012, Reddick was rated positively by major bar groups, including “highly qualified” by the ISBA. The CBA noted that she is “well regarded for her work ethic and integrity.”
Notable: Reddick has been assigned to preside over two recent murder cases involving the deaths of Chicago police officers. Last year she sentenced a man convicted of being the getaway driver in the killing of an off-duty police officer to 84 years. In the pending case of Shomari Legghette, accused of shooting and killing a Chicago police commander in downtown Chicago, Reddick has issued a gag order prohibiting the parties from discussing the case publicly. The sentences handed down by Reddick ranks in the middle in sentencing severity among the 24 Criminal Division judges who have handed down more than 1,000 sentences in the past six years, according to Injustice Watch’s analysis of sentencing data.