Maureen Withdraws from 2014 Primary,
Looks Forward to 2016
Thank you for the generous support and assistance with the campaign to elect Maureen to the Circuit Court of Cook County! This incredible support came in so many ways including helping us get the 8000 signatures for the petitions, the financial donations, and the never-ending encouragement since we started this campaign kick off on the Fourth of July at the Riverside Annual Independence Day Parade.
Maureen has decided to withdraw her name from the primary election for 2014 and focus all of her attention on the 2016 election and getting the full support of the Cook County Democratic Party. In the meantime, Maureen still has her application in for the associate judge position as well.
We will keep you posted on any updates in the campaign and again THANK YOU all of you from Maureen, her family, and all of those on her Committee to Elect Maureen O’Donoghue Hannon to the Circuit Court for your continued support during this campaign.
Maureen O’Donoghue Hannon has the Experience to make an excellent judge!
As a practicing attorney for over 23 years, Maureen has a breadth of experience. For nineteen of the last twenty-three years she has been an Assistant States Attorney here in Cook County in the Civil Actions Bureau. Maureen has practiced in most of the divisions of the Circuit Court of Cook County including chancery, probate, county, law, and the municipal division and as well as defended the County from constitutional claims in litigation in federal court. Three years ago, she was appointed as the Supervisor of the Conflicts Counsel Unit, a relatively new unit which represents County defendants in cases with a potential conflict of interest that were formerly sent out to private firms.
Maureen has also practiced for three years in the private sector, here in Chicago at the law firm of Burke, Burns & Pinelli, Ltd. and one year at a labor law firm in Washington D.C. which had many of the national unions as clients. Her experience includes a wide variety of litigation including jury trials in state and federal court and appellate practice here in the first district and the Illinois Supreme Court.