10 Quick Facts About Judge Sandra Ramos

  1. I have proudly served as a Cook County Circuit Court Judge for 10 years.
  2. I was the First Latina to be elected Judge county-wide.
  3. For 5 of my years as Judge I asked to work at Branch 48 in Englewood, until it closed in 2019, because I wanted to ensure fair and just treatment to every citizen, every case, every time.
  4. I am a 3rd generation Mexican American, and grew up in South Deering, Chicago
  5. I graduated from both DePaul University and DePaul University’s College of Law… Go Blue Demons!
  6. I am a proud mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and mentor.
  7. Over the last 25 years I have rescued and adopted 10 big beautiful dogs, each one weighing over 80lbs, and 2 cats.
  8. The largest dog yet, Nova, a Great Dane weighed over 135 pounds. I guess the bigger the dog, the more to love!
  9. While in law school I was employed full time by the Chicago Bar Association as Administrator of their Battered Woman’s Program – where I was truly inspired by how many women could empower themselves despite the many obstacles they face.
  10. In 2013, colleagues and I started the Illinois Latino Judges Association (ILJA) to promote diversity on the bench. I was ILJA’s acting President until 2018 and currently sit on it’s Board of Directors.