Biography and Professional Experience
Rob Russell was elected Kane County Coroner in 2012. Since taking office, Russell is recognized as a leader in medicolegal death investigations and has participated in the following organizations & community events:
Russell is also an active member of both the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners and the Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners Association.
Prior to being elected coroner, Russell served for 20 years in law enforcement. As a sergeant for the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, Russell had extensive training in a variety of areas, including: initiating investigation & crime scene protocol; recognition of Elder and Child Abuse; working with the Special Needs population; and responding to emergency disaster situations.
During his time with the Sheriff’s Office, Russell received a Service Award Commendation and was a Silver Coin Recipient for his aiding efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana, during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Passionate about helping others and solving problems, Russell has also been active in training and education throughout his career. His past leadership experiences include:
Rob Russell has a BS in Sociology/Criminology from Northern Illinois University and a MA in Political and Justice Studies from Governors State University. Rob and his wife, Susan, have four children ages 13, 17, 19 and 22. The Russell’s live in South Elgin and are members of First Baptist Church of Geneva.
Paid for by Friends of Rob Russell. A copy of our report is filed with the State Board of Elections and the Kane County Clerk is (or will be) available for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois, and the Kane County Clerk, Geneva, Illinois. Contributions or gifts to the organization are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.