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  • Municipal Attorney represented all facets of government from Villages, Municipalities, School Districts, Recreation Departments, Park Districts, Fire Protection Districts, Police Departments, and Townships

  • Municipal Attorney advised, counseled, and guided  Mayors, Commissioners, Recreation Directors, Police & Fire Employees, and all those responsible for municipal governance

  • Past Presenter at the Municipal Clerks of Illinois Conferences

  • Past Presenter at the Illinois Parks & Recreation Association meetings

  • Private Practice Attorney representing business entities & entrepreneurs

  • Only Staff Member to the Rewrite of the Illinois School Code, with the Office of the Illinois Deputy Governor of Education Dr. Hazel Loucks

  • Public School Teacher with Chicago Public School and  Reading Specialist with Evergreen Park School District 124​​

Wider Community Involvement

  • Greater Illinois Pediatric & Palliative Care Board Member Spring, throughout Illinois

  • Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition Board Member & Vice President, Chicago, Illinois

  • Appointed to the Illinois Department of Public Health Hospice & Palliative Care Advisory Board Spring

  • Appointed to the Illinois POLST (Practitioners Order for Life Sustaining Treatment) Initiative Taskforce to rewrite the Illinois DNR which would become the current POLST form

  • Tuesday’s Child Board Member & Volunteer, Chicago, Illinois

  • American Cancer Society Junior Board, Chicago, Illinois

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Benefactor & Volunteer, Chicago, Illinois

  • Brownie Troop Leader, Orland Park, Illinois

  • Mock Trial Instructor, Orland Park, Illinois

  • Family Schools Association Member, Orland Park, Illinois


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2003

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Education in Reading, Writing, and Literacy, July 1999

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications, May 1993

  • Sterling High School Honors Graduate 1989

Local Community Involvement

  • Palos Park Woman’s Club Member & Board of Directors 

  • Palos Park Woman’s Club Chair of the Juniors created in Fall of 2022. Has helped to grow the PPWC from 68 members to over 150 members

  • Created Palos Park Neighbors, a private Facebook Group, which has grown to over 1,500 members. It is a place for neighbors to ask questions, receive information, meet one another, and come together within the Palos Park community

  • Coordinated in-person Palos Park Neighbor “Meet & Greets” at Palos Park Events over the past years

  • Designed & facilitated Art & the Automobile and Motogiro d’Palos Park with her husband Daniel for three successful years in Palos Park. Curated all automobiles and successfully raised funds from sponsors to cover all costs associated with the automobile exhibit and provide money for student scholarships distributed by Palos Fine Arts

  • McCord Gallery & Cultural Center Member & Board Member, currently Vice President

  • McCord Gallery & Cultural Center Festival de Baile Flamenco Event Coordinator & Chairperson

  • Presentor at Palos Park Public Library for a variety of legal topics

  • Served on Fence Committee for the Village of Palos Park, appointed by Mayor John Mahoney


  • Created Networking Businesses of Palos with 443 members as an online space for business members, and area residents, to share idea, meet one another, and network

  • Facilitates Networking Businesses of Palos in-person meetings throughout the year for members to meet one another face to face


  • Born and raised in Sterling, Illinois.

  • Married 22 Years to Daniel Joseph McCarthy, born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago

  • Two Children, Emmet (15) & Mary Margaret (12)

  • Resident of Palos Park

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April 4, 2023
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