Amanda Pillsbury has been a prosecutor for the CCSAO for almost 15 years. She currently works as a Trial Supervisor in the Felony Review Unit.

She has litigated close to 20 jury trials and hundreds to thousands of bench trials and motions. She has been INSIDE a courtroom almost EVERYDAY for the past 14 1/2 years, so she knows how to run a court call efficiently and effectively.

Pillsbury was born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago in a neighborhood of mostly union workers. Her family has always been huge supporters of unions, with many family members- dad, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles etc all proud union members. She attended St. Francis Borgia grammar school and Mother Theodore Guerin High School before setting her sights on higher education.

Amanda 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.

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.

Amanda Pillsbury resides in Western Springs with her husband and four children and is an active parishioner at St. John of the Cross school. Amanda and her husband also spend their free time coaching Tball through Lyons Township Little League.

We need to find a way to restore faith back in the legal system, and Pillsbury is up to the task.

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