Meet

Rachelle Aud Crowe

Rachelle Aud Crowe is a lifelong resident of Madison County and a skilled prosecutor with over a decade of experience at the Madison County State’s Attorney’s office.

Rachelle grew up in Wood River and was raised in a family with deep manufacturing roots. Her family has worked at some of the largest manufacturing centers in our region, including Olin, Laclede Steel and Phillips 66 Wood River refinery. Spending her childhood and professional life in Madison County, Rachelle understands first-hand the unique set of issues facing the Metro-East.

life long resident

Madison County

a decade of experience

Madison State's Attorney's Office

the first woman in state history to serve

Chair of the Judiciary Committee

Rachelle’s parents emphasized education and the value of public education. She graduated from Roxana High School, Lewis and Clark Community College and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, all of which prepared her for her legal education at St. Louis University School of Law.

Rachelle was hired as a prosecutor in the Madison County State’s Attorney’s office in 2006. In 2013, she was assigned to the Violent Crimes Division, where she has worked to protect our communities by ensuring violent criminals are off the streets and justice is delivered to victims and their families.

In 2018, Rachelle was elected to the Illinois State Senate. Since elected, she has prioritized fighting for job training programs and quality education for Metro-East students. She currently resides in Glen Carbon with her husband, Jim, and their two children.

Madison County State's Attorney's Office

Rachelle was hired as a prosecutor in Madison County State's Attorney's Office.

2006

Violent Crimes Division

Rachelle was assigned to the Violent Crimes Division, where she has worked to protect our communities by ensuring violent criminals are off the streets and justice is delivered to victims and their families.

2013

Illinois State Senate

Rachelle was elected to the Illinois State Senate, where she has prioritized fighting for job training programs and quality education for Metro-East students.

2018

Rachelle is the first woman in state history to serve as chair of the Judiciary Committee.

Rachelle serves as chair of the Judiciary Committee, the first woman to hold this position in state history, as well as vice-chair of the Tourism and Hospitality Committee.  She also serves as chair of the Elder Abuse Task Force and chair of the Child Sexual and Physical Abuse Task Force. Additionally, Rachelle serves on the Labor, Licensed Activities and Veterans Affairs Committees.