Kane ASA Bianca Camargo tabbed as new judge in 16th Circuit

Appointment follows Judge Murphy retirement

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – The Illinois Supreme Court Monday appointed Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Bianca Camargo as Circuit Court Judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James Murphy, officials announced in a news release.

Camargo worked for the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office for 11 years. She started her career as a victim advocate in 2006 and then became an assistant state’s attorney in 2010.

Camargo is a member of the Kane County Bar Association and the Protection of Individuals with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System Task Force.

Camargo received her bachelor of arts in sociology degree from Northern Illinois University and her juris doctorate from the Northern Illinois University College of Law in 2010.

She was born and raised in Aurora and has been a resident of Kane County since 1983. She is married and the couple has one child.

Former Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon congratulated Camargo on the appointment, stating in the release that, “Judge Camargo represents the dream of many Americans and immigrant families.”

“Judge Camargo started with my predecessor as a victim advocate and worked her way through law school, eventually earning a job as an Assistant State’s Attorney. When she worked for me, she increasingly took on more responsibility, complex cases and maintained her focus on pursuing justice with an even hand and the courage to show mercy when warranted,” McMahon stated in the release.

“Judge Camargo’s selection increases the diversity and breadth of experience of the 16th Judicial Circuit, and she knows the Aurora and Kane community as a lifelong resident of Aurora,” McMahon stated in the release.