Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Nomination Of Rachelle Crowe To Serve As U.S. Attorney For The Southern District Of Illinois

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee today advanced the nomination of Rachelle L. Crowe to serve as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement on Ms. Crowe’s nomination: 

“We are pleased that the Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced Ms. Crowe’s nomination.  She has the qualifications, integrity, and judgment to serve with distinction as U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Illinois.  We look forward to her nomination coming before the full Senate and urge our colleagues to support her.”

Based on recommendations made by the screening committee the Senators established in the Southern District, Durbin and Duckworth forwarded the names of individuals to President Biden for consideration for this position, including Ms. Crowe.

Now that the Judiciary Committee has voted on her nomination, Ms. Crowe’s nomination will head to the full Senate for a vote.

Ms. Crowe’s biography from the White House is included below:

Rachelle L. Crowe: United States Attorney Nominee for the Southern District of Illinois

Rachelle L. Crowe has served as the State Senator for Illinois’s 56th District since 2019. From 2006 to 2018, she served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office in the Violent Crimes, General Felony and Juvenile Abuse units. She was previously an associate at three law firms: Carmody MacDonald P.C. from 2004 to 2006, Riezman Berger from 2002 to 2004, and Hoagland, Fitzgerald, Smith & Praintis from 2000 to 2002. Ms. Crowe received her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2000 and her B.A. from the University of Missouri in St. Louis in 1996.