Victoria Rossetti Biography – Victoria Rossetti Wiki
Victoria Rossetti is a Circuit Judge of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois. She is assigned to the Criminal Division. Rossetti was appointed as Circuit Judge by the Supreme Court of Illinois on December 2, 2002, to serve until the next general election. She was elected Circuit Judge in November 2004 and served as Chief Judge from May 2010 to May 2012.
Prior to being appointed as Circuit Judge, Rossetti served as an Associate Judge from 1991 to 2002. She earned her undergraduate degree at St. Louis University in 1974 and went to law school at the Lewis University College of Law.
Her career highlights include Treasurer, Illinois Judges Association, 2002; DuPage County Assistant State’s Attorney; Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney; Ben Ori Award, 1997; Distinguished Career Award, Northern Illinois University, 1998; Fred L. Foreman Criminal Justice Award, 1991; Presiding Judge – Criminal Division 5/12-1/16, Criminal Misdemeanor Division 3/08-8/08, Felony Division 12/04-3/08, and Juvenile Division 5/97-12/99; Lecturer: Barat College, Illinois State’s Attorney Association, Juvenile Officer’s Association, Chiefs of Police Association, according to her Court bio.
Highland Park Parade Shooting Trial
Lake County Circuit Court Judge Victoria A. Rossetti is presiding over the trial of Robert Crimo III, who is accused of killing seven people and injuring dozens of others at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade in 2022.
Crimo allegedly disguised himself in women’s clothes during the attack and dropped the rifle while running away. Police identified Crimo by that weapon and from images from surveillance cameras. Police arrested Crimo as he drove his mother’s car in North Chicago, eight hours after the attack.
The victims who died were Katherine Goldstein, 64; Irina McCarthy, 35; Kevin McCarthy, 37; Jacki Sundheim, 63; Stephen Straus, 88; Nicolas Toledo, 78; and Eduardo Uvaldo, 69.
Crimo was indicted on 117 felony charges. He pleaded not guilty on Aug. 3. Rossetti set Crimo’s next court hearing for Jan. 31.
Victoria Rossetti Salary
As a Circuit Judge, Victoria Rossetti earns an annual salary of $216,297. Effective July 1, 2021, judicial salaries for the Illinois Courts, as determined by the legislature, were: Supreme Court justices, $250,442; appellate court judges, $235,713; circuit court judges, $216,297; and associate judges, $205,482.
Victoria Rossetti Political Party
Judge Victoria Rossetti was elected Circuit Judge in November 2004. Retention of elected Circuit Judges is by a non-partisan ballot in a general election. She was a member of the Lake County Illinois Republican Central Committee from 2002 to 2008, according to her Linkedin profile.