Judge Richard J. Elrod

Date Admitted to Bar: Illinois-1959

Court: Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois

Legal Experience: Senior Assistant Attorney General:  
1986-1988 SHERIFF OF COOK COUNTY:  
1970-1986 STATE REPRESENTATIVE, ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
1969-1970 CHIEF CITY PROSECUTOR, CITY OF CHICAGO:  
1965-1970 ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL, CITY OF CHICAGO: 1958-1970

Judicial Experience: JUDGE, CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, LAW JURY:
AUGUST, 1988- PRESENT

Awards: MAYOR RICHARD J. DALEY, CHICAGO
POLICE MEDAL OF HONOR INTERNATIONAL JUVENILE OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION
AWARD OF MERIT NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MUNICIPAL LAW OFFICERS MAN OF
THE YEAR DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF ILLINOIS JEWISH WAR VETERANS
DEPARTMENT OF ILLINOIS HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM COALITION
FOR UNITED COMMUNITY ACTION-OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD CRIMINAL JUSTICE
EDUCATORS MAN OF THE YEAR ISRAEL BONDS MAN OF THE YEAR ORT (ORGANIZATION FOR
REHABILITATION THROUGH TRAINING) MAN OF THE YEAR JEWISH NATIONAL FUND CITYWIDE HONOREE
PASSIONIST FATHERS GUILD GOLDEN HEART AWARD ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
DIRECTOR'S AWARD SHAARE ZEDEK HOSPITAL MAN OF THE YEAR, JERUSALEM AWARD ILLINOIS
CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD AMERICAN CORRECTIONAL
ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD AMERICAN CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION
OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR. AWARD BOY SCOUTS
OF AMERICA SILVER BIG HORN AWARD CARITAS-MAN OF THE YEAR AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INDUSTRIAL
SECURITY MAN OF THE YEAR CHICAGO CONFERENCE FOR BROTHERHOOD-BROTHERHOOD AWARD
EVELYN STEINBERG CANCER FOUNDATION-HUMANITARIAN AWARD NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMENDATION MEDAL ST. CLARA AND ST.
CYRIL-JUSTICE AND LIBERTY AWARD ILLINOIS SECURITY CHIEFS ASSOCIATION OUTSTANDING SERVICE
AWARD CITIZENS TO AID INMATES IN CITIZENS TO AID INMATES IN NEED-(CAIN)-AWARD SOCIAL SERVICE
COMMUNICATORS HELEN CODY BAKER AWARD GATEWAY FOUNDATION-OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
ORCHARD VILLAGE ASSOCIATION FOR THE RETARDED MAN OF THE YEAR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
FOUNDATION CHICAGO PROMOTING YOUTH CITIZENSHIP AWARD: 1987 CHICAGO ASSOCIATION OF
COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LAW
ENFORCEMENT: 1987.

Memberships: UNITED STATES PRESIDENT'S CHILD SAFETY PARTNERSHIP: 1986 NATIONAL SHERIFFS'
ASSOCIATION, PRESIDENT: 1983-1984 COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCIES: 1983-1988 COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR CORRECTIONS: 1985-1987 AMERICAN
CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION NATIONAL POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 1983-1988 NATIONAL
COMMISSION ON CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE: 1984-1987 ILLINOIS SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION, PRESIDENT:
1978 AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION AMERICAN JUDICATURE SOCIETY ILLINOIS JUDGES ASSOCIATION
JEWISH JUDGES ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION ILLINOIS BAR
FOUNDATION-FOUNDING FELLOW CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S BAR ASSOCIATION NORTH
SUBURBAN BAR ASSOCIATION DECALOGUE SOCIETY OF LAWYERS LAWYERS SHRINE CLUB BIG
BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO PAST PRESIDENT BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
SAFER/PACE FOUNDATION-BOARD THE HUNDRED CLUB OF COOK COUNTY THIRTY-THIRD DEGREE MASON
GRAND LODGE OF MASONS OF ILLINOIS, PAST GRAND ORATOR B'NAI B'RITH COUNCIL OF GREATER
CHICAGO-PAST VICE PRESIDENT JEWISH UNITED FUND PAST CHAIRMAN YOUNG LAWYERS AND
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES DIVISIONS STATE OF ISRAEL BONDS CAMPAIGN-PAST CHAIRMAN MEDINAH
SHRINE POLICE UNIT-CHIEF EMERITUS B'NAI B'RITH FOUNDATION-BOARD POLISH NATIONAL
ALLIANCE/CHICAGO SOCIETY CENTRAL LIONS CLUB DECALOGUE SOCIETY OF LAWYERS NORTH SHORE
KIWANIS CHICAGO ROTARY

Birth Place:  CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Family:  MARRIED TO MARILYN MANN ELROD; SON: STEVEN ELROD;  DAUGHTER:  AUDREY ELROD LAKIN;
GRANDFATHER OF 4

Education:  NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, EVANSTON, IL, B.A:  1955  NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL
OF LAW, J.D:  1958 ADMITTED TO ILLINOIS BAR:  1959

DATE OF BIRTH:            FEBRUARY 17, 1934

RESIDENCE:              LINCOLNWOOD, IL  (RESIDENT SINCE 1972)