County prosecutor wins 2nd Subcircuit judicial post
By Beth Kramer firstname.lastname@example.org November 6, 2012 11:24PM
Parts of Libertyville, Warren , Shields and Waukegan townships
Updated: December 8, 2012 6:37AM
The prosecutor who came under fire last week for allegedly stealing signs from her opponent, won Lake County’s Second Subcircuit judgeship.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Patricia Fix got about 51 percent of the vote. The Democrat received 18,120 votes while her opponent, Associate Judge Luis Berrones, Republican, received 17,371 votes. These ballots do not include provisional or late arriving ballots, according to the county clerk’s office.
Fix of Gurnee is chief of the felony trial division in the State’s Attorney’s Office. She was placed on unpaid administrative leave last week after she was accused of removing campaign signs supporting Berrones.
Fix has denied wrongdoing and said that the actions of a “misguided supporter” led to the sign removal. She said she tried to return the signs.
The sign theft allegations remain under investigation by the State’s Attorney’s Office.
Fix has been a prosecutor for 18 years. She did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment on her victory Tuesday night.
Berrones of Wadsworth was appointed associate judge in 2007. Berrones is due for reappointment as associate judge in 2015.