Judge Stride has over 10 years of judicial experience serving Lake County.

  • Appointed as an associate judge August 22, 2005, Judge Stride has served in the traffic/misdemeanor division, heard felony cases and is currently presiding over Lake County’s Specialty Mental Health, Drug, and Veterans Treatment and Assistance Courts.
  • Supreme Court appointment as Circuit judge effective January 26, 2016 until December 3, 2018.
  • Former prosecutor with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and a lifelong resident of Lake County.
  • Married, Julie, three children.
  • Years of Judicial Experience -12
  • Years as Felony Trial Judge -10
  • Years as Drug Court Judge – 7
  • Years as Mental Health Court Judge -5
  • Years as Special Problem-Solving Court Judge -3

Judge Stride and the A Way Out Program

The Lake County Opioid Initiative (LCOI) and its pre-arrest diversion program, A Way Out is making a difference for people, saving lives and improving the system. As the Presiding Judge of Lake County Speciality Courts--including Drug Treatment Court--this ground...
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Campaign Announcement: Judge Chris Stride 2018

Judge Chris Stride of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County, IL announces his candidacy for a 6-year term on the court. He’s running for the seat he currently holds. The Illinois Supreme Court picked Stride to fill a vacancy in 2016. The judgeship is one of...
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Elect Judge Chris Stride

Vote in the Primary March 20, 2018