A Trusted Prosecutor

Serving 17 years in the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Bishop was Division Chief for the Juvenile Trial and Special Investigations Divisions, as well as Supervising Attorney for the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center.

A Legacy of Compassion

During her time as a prosecuting attorney,  Bishop’s specialty was working with victims and families. As a Judge, she is approachable and compassionate to all who come before her in court.

Committed to Family and Fairness

Judge Bishop is married to attorney Greg Nikitas, and they have two children. Judge Bishop is a recipient of the Juvenile Officers’ Association Hall of Fame Award as well as the Fred L. Foreman Criminal Justice Award.

An Elected Judge

Elected by popular vote in November 2018.  Appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve in February 2016.   Judge Christy is currently assigned to preside over felony trials and motions, civil forfeitures, and assist with specialty courts.

Support Electing Judge Christy

The voters of Lake County voted to elect Judge Bishop to continue on November 6, 2018.

Contact to Volunteer

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Judge Christen L. Bishop. A copy of our report will be filed with the State Board of Elections and available from the Board’s website elections.il.gov or for purchase from the State Board of Elections in Springfield, Illinois.

Thank you for voting.

To those who voted, and those we met along the campaign trail, thank you for electing me as Circuit Judge.   I am honored to continue to serve in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit alongside such dedicated brothers and sisters on the bench. A successful judicial...
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Why We Are Campaigning

A shared message from Judges Chris Stride and Christy Bishop of the 19th Judicial Circuit It’s hard to believe that we’re less than 6 months away from the November election. In March of 2017, as legally required of judges appointed by the state supreme court to serve,...
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Judge Bishop Earns Highest Judicial Ratings

Lake County Judges lead by example. The members of the Illinois Bar Association rated all four Judges on the ballot among the highest in the state. I'm proud to share that as the only female candidate in the county, I scored the highest!
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Learning The Law

Helping everyone learn about the law is important to me, and it was so great to participate as the 19th Judicial Circuit hosted the regional Mock Trial Competition here at the courthouse in Waukegan.   I started the Lake County Mock Trial Invitational as part as...
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Campaign Announcement

Judge Christen Bishop is proud to announce her candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, 19th Judicial Court of Lake County. Judge Bishop was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2016, and by law is now required to campaign for election to fulfill a consecutive...
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Earning Your Vote Is My Honor

As a Circuit Court Judge in Lake County I was honored to be appointed to serve, and today I am even more honored to stand before you, the voters of Lake County, Illinois, to earn your vote for election.   This is how Illinois law ensures that not only are accomplished...
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