Judge Tiana Blakely, MPHS class of 1997
Tiana Blakely, MPHS class of 1997 was sworn in as judge early in December. She was one of 13 public defenders who won in elections in the Cook County sub circuits. This is a historical number, as traditionally the only path to the bench has been as prosecutors or private attorneys. She was also one of 22 women in a class of 33 judges.