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

Alexis is someone I would like you to meet, if you don’t know her already.  Click here to see why.

Judge Stride Scores Among The Best

The 2018 Judicial Ratings have been released by the Illinois Bar Association, and I am proud to be among the highest rated by my peers.  These rankings are determined by lawyers who are members of the Bar Association.
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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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Vote in the Primary March 20, 2018