Amanda Pillsbury was born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago in a neighborhood of predominantly policemen, firemen, and city workers. She is one of four daughters of Larry and Mary Pillsbury, a telephone man and a nurse. She attended St. Francis Borgia grammar school and Mother Theodore Guerin High School before setting her sights on higher education. She was an All American Scholar, an All Conference athlete, and was named Who’s Who among American High School Students.
She graduated, with Distinction, from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Speech Communication. While at U of I, she was pre-law, spent 5 semesters on the Dean’s List, and was one of the first members of LAS LEADERS. After taking a Discovery Law class, she realized her calling to pursue a law degree. Amanda went on to attend Chicago-Kent College of Law, receive a CALI Award for achieving the highest grade in her Advanced Trial Advocacy class, and again was on the Dean’s List.
Throughout her schooling, Pillsbury clerked for private firms McCarthy Duffy, and the Law Offices of Joseph V. Roddy.
After receiving her Juris Doctor, Amanda landed her dream job as an Assistant State’s Attorney, where she has been ever since. As a career prosecutor, she has helped victims throughout Cook County receive justice through setting/enforcing child support, saving abused and neglected children, utilizing programs for our youth/juveniles by implementing balanced and restorative justice, representing child sex crimes victims, and victims/families of many felonies including robberies, burglaries, and Murders.
She is a member of the Prosecutor’s Bar Association and is a Daughter of the American Revolution.
Amanda Pillsbury resides in Western Springs with her husband and three children and is an active parishioner at St. John of the Cross school.
We need to find a way to make our streets safer again, and Pillsbury is up to the task.