Supreme Court Justice Joy Cunningham

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"As a Justice on our state’s highest court, I work every day to ensure equal access to justice for everyone in Illinois regardless of background or income. The people of Illinois deserve a Justice who is fair and even handed as we adjudicate cases critical to our state’s future".

Justice Joy V. Cunningham's Illinois Supreme Court Swearing in Ceremony

Illinois' newest Supreme Court Justice, Joy Cunningham, became the second Black woman to serve on the state's highest court. She takes the spot vacated by Justice Anne Burke, who retired. Cunningham previously served as a First District Appellate Justice.

Endorsed by

Cook County Democratic Party
Service Employees International Union
Citizen Action Illinois
Personal Pac
Illinois Federation of Teachers
Independent Voters of Illinois - Independent Precinct Organization
Chicago Teachers Union
Reverend Jessie Jackson
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky