Gazette Chicago – Editorial Board 3.6.20

There are seven good candidates in the race for Illinois Supreme Court justice. Six already are judges: Cynthia Y. Cobbs, Shelly Harris, Nathaniel Howse Jr., Margaret Stanton McBride, P. Scott Neville, and Jesse G. Reyes. The non-judge is Daniel Epstein, known for his pro-bono work.

Reyes is active in and has strong ties to this community, having been raised in Pilsen and Bridgeport and attending the University of Illinois at Chicago and UIC John Marshall Law School. He also has more than 20 years of experience as a judge. It is a rare opportunity to be able to vote for someone for a statewide post who is not only from this community but who has a stellar record in public service. Reyes is known for his commitment to diversity, for identifying problems in the justice system and finding solutions, and for teaching, lecturing, and presenting to law students, lawyers, and judges. Gazette Chicago strongly endorses Jesse G. Reyes for the Illinois Supreme Court.