State’s Attorney Alvarez Celebrates African American History Month

In recognition of African American History Month, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez along with members of the office’s African American Advisory Council presented the C.F. Stradford awards to two individuals who have made contributions to the African American community through their professional lives.

The Honorable Arthur F. Hill, Jr., Associate Judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County and Rev. Gloria Randolph, founder of Giving God the Glory Ministries, received the office’s C. F. Stradford Award for their professional excellence and community involvement.

The Honorable Arthur F. Hill, Jr. serves as an Associate Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County and currently presides over a felony trial courtroom at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. Judge Hill, a former prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, served as First Assistant States Attorney and prior to his service as a Jurist he was a law partner in private practice. Judge Hill is a founding member of the National Black Prosecutors Association.

Rev. Gloria Randolph has spent her life enriching the lives of others. For more than three decades, she was an educator in the Chicago Public Schools System. Rev. Randolph continues to provide service to the community through her Giving God the Glory Ministries. She is also a much sought after motivational speaker for Christian-based groups throughout the state.

The C.F. Stradford Award is named for Cornelius Francis Stradford, a pioneer in the legal community
and co-founder of the Cook County Bar Association and the National Bar Association.

The ceremony was held February 23, 2016 at the Parkway Ballroom in Chicago.