Cara Smith appointed as new Cook County judge

COOK COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- The I-Team can confirm that Cook County Sheriff's Dept Chief Policy Adviser Cara Smith has been named to serve as a county judge.

The Illinois Supreme Court this week appointed Smith to fill a vacancy in the county's seventh subcircuit, according to an order filed by the state's high court.

Smith confirms to the I-Team that she will replace Judge Marianne Jackson, who was appointed to the subcircuit post in 2014 and is retiring.

Her term on the bench begins June 17.
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