Laura Liu


Age: 49

pioneering state judge who was the first Chinese-American woman to become a judge in Illinois' history and the first Asian-American to serve on the Illinois Appelate Court when she was appointed to the state appeals court in 2014 after three years serving as Cook County Circuit Court judge.

Cause of Death: Complications from breast cancer

Born: July 19, 1966

Died: April 15, 2016

Chicago, Illinois