Carole Cheney is Director of Public Affairs, Community Engagement, and Partnerships. In addition to responding to all media inquiries and supervising the development and distribution of news releases and other public materials released by the State’s Attorney’s Office, Cheney serves as a liaison to members of the Will County business, government, and nonprofit community to benefit the community and achieve the goals of the State’s Attorney’s Office in serving the greater Will County region.
Cheney previously was a partner at the international law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she practiced for two decades in the areas of appellate and complex commercial litigation. Most recently, she held the post of District Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Bill Congressman Foster in the 11th Congressional District. She is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law where she graduated Order of the Coif and had the honor of serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, and clerked on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Cheney is the mother of two sons, as well as the owner of a very friendly Goldendoodle named Steve.