Robinson, Renee` L. Judge Renee' L. Robinson, 55, of Aurora, Illinois passed away on Friday, November 26, 2010. Judge Robinson was born in Chicago Illinois. She was a high achiever - embracing high expectations as a scholar. She studied accounting and received her Bachelor of Science in 1977 and Masters of Business Administration in 1988. Judge Robinson received her Juris Doctorate in May 1993 from Northern Illinois University College of Law. Judge Robinson became the first African American female prosecutor in the DuPage County Assistant State's Attorney's Office. She believed that effective and fair prosecution of crime is the best deterrent in preventing future crimes. She was convinced that her Office must work to prevent first offenders by supporting preventative programs. Under the umbrella of the Illinois Supreme Court, she served as Litigation Counsel (Prosecutor) with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago Illinois. She was installed as a Judge for the Illinois Department for Employment Security in July 2008. Judge Robinson set high standards. She acted as a servant and judged under the principle, "People need to be able to feel like they can trust the individuals that are judging them the people are owed trust above all else". Judge Robinson volunteered through her church home, Living Stone Christian Church and served as former Director for Big Brothers/Big Sisters DuPage Chapter. She had an unshakable faith in God - even during her most trying times. Survived by: her mother Margaret (Peggy) R. Gill; two brothers, LeRoy (Teresa) Gill and Gregory (Pamela) Gill; nieces and nephews, Asmarah Clinkscales, Tavia Gill Robinson, Mikael Abdullah, Gregory Dillard, and Cameron Gill; along with other beloved relatives and friends. Services will be held Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 607 East Oakwood Boulevard, Chicago, IL: Visitation 10:00a.m. Funeral 11:00a.m.
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Published in Beacon News on Dec. 3, 2010