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Darrow, Sara Lynn

Born 1970 in Pontiac, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Joe B. McDade. Confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 2011, and received commission on August 3, 2011. Served as chief judge, 2019-present.

Marquette University, B.A., 1992
St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1997

Professional Career:

Private practice, Rock Island, Illinois, 1998
Assistant state's attorney, Henry County, Illinois, 1999-2003; first assistant state's attorney, 2000-2003
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of Illinois, 2003-2011
Special assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Iowa, 2003-2011

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, November 17, 2010; no Senate vote