Val grew up in Tinley Park. She has a juris doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Val is an Assistant State’s Attorney in Kankakee County and has been for 12 years, since graduating from law school. She is married and has three children. Val was married at MUMC and all three children have been baptized there. Being a part of the MUMC family is something that brings her great joy. She doesn’t recall how long she has been in the nursery. Time sure does fly by.