Elected Officials & Community Leaders

Retired Judges of Cook County

Hon. Kay Hanlon (D)
Hon. Larry Axelrood (D)
Hon. Gloria Chevere (D)
Hon. Gloria G. Coco (D)
Hon. Claudia Conlon (D)
Hon. Thomas Durkin (D)
Hon. James Egan (D)
Hon. James Etchingham (D)
Hon. James A. Geocaris (D)
Hon. Garritt E. Howard (D)
Hon. Daniel Jordan (D)
Hon. James N. Karahalios (D)
Hon. Joseph Kasmierski (D)
Hon. Daniel Locallo (D)
Hon. William Maki (R)
Hon. Patrick Morse (D)
Hon. James Murray (D)
Hon. Patrick O’Brien (R)
Hon. Hyman Riebman (D)
Hon. Henry Simmons (D)
Hon. Eddie Stevens (D)
Hon. Donald Suriano (D)

Public and Political Officials

Wendy Morgan Adams, Alderman, Prospect Heights
T.J. Brown, Northfield Township Republican Committeeman
Ruth O’Connell, Wheeling Township Trustee and former Wheeling Township Committeeman
Char Foss-Eggemann, Republican Committeeman, Republicans of Maine Township
William Grossi, Trustee, Mount Prospect
Joanna Guaza, Wheeling Township Clerk
Ken Jochum, Wheeling Township Trustee
Patti Kozicki, Wheeling Township Trustee
Maria McCarthy, Fr. Supervisor, Cook County States’ Attorney Office, 3rd Municipal District
Art Niewiardowski, Elk Grove Township Highway Commissioner 
Dale Niewiardowski, Elk Grove Township Trustee
Dan Patlak, Board of Review Commissioner, 1st District
Kathy Penner, Wheeling Township Supervisor and Republican Committeeman
Skip Saviano, Mayor of Elmwood Park
Itak Seo, Northfield Township Trustee
Command Sergeant Major Larry E. Ryles, Member of the Quartermaster Army Hall of Fame
Susan Kelly Sweeney, Maine Township Trustee
Joe Vito, Wheeling Village Trustee
Roger Shubert, Fourth Ward Alderman, Park Ridge

Political Organizations

Italian American Police Association
Northfield Township Republican Organization
Northwest Political Coalition                                                                    Republicans of Wheeling Township Republican                              Women of Park Ridge

Bar Association Ratings

Highly Qualified:

Northfield Bar Association


Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Council of Lawyers
Illinois State Bar Association


Arab American Bar Association of Illinois
Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago
Cook County Bar Association
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Hellenic Bar Association
Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Frank DiFranco and Retired Judge Kay Hanlon

About Frank R. DiFranco

  • 31 years in criminal and civil law
  • 25 years in private practice
  • Former prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorneys Office
  • Served in the prestigious Cook County Felony Trial Division
  • B.S. in Accounting from Loyola University and a J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago Kent School of Law

Born and raised in Park Ridge, Frank R. DiFranco has served our community for decades – first as a prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorneys Office – to founding one of the premier law firms in Northern Cook County. 

Having earned both a B.S. in Accounting from Loyola University and a J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago Kent School of Law, Frank quickly rose through the ranks as a tough, but fair prosecutor in Cook County. His abilities were quickly recognized and Frank eventually served in the prestigious Felony Trial Division.


Help Frank to properly serve the residents of the 12th Subcircuit of Cook County

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