We knew that the announced retirement of long-time Lake County State's Attorney Michael Waller would encourage a plethora of candidates among both Republicans and Democrats, but this is really getting interesting. Only a day or so ago, yet another candidate (this time, one the Dem side), announced her intention to join the race.
That makes 4 Democrats, 3 Republicans, for everyone keeping score at home.
The new candidate is Karen Boyd Williams, a Mundelein lawyer. According to the Tribune's article, Williams is a human resources professional-turned attorney.
Williams' Linked-In page tells us that she is a DePaul Law School Graduate (can't be all bad!), but she has only been licensed to practice law since 2007 (according to the ARDC website). She appears to have gone out on her own to practice immediately after graduating law school, but has done a lot of volunteer legal work for Prairie State Legal Services and other organizations.
Williams seems light on experience to be state's attorney, but does seem to be committed to the community, unlike some of the other Dem candidates.
UPDATED 10/24/11: Someone sent me a tip yesterday that Democratic candidate for SA Scott Drury might be planning to pull out of the SA race and jump in the 58th District Race. More on this as it develops, if it does.