Grace Barbic covers the Circuit Court of Cook County. Before joining the Law Bulletin in 2021, she was a statehouse reporter intern for Capitol News Illinois, a statewide wire news service, covering the General Assembly in Springfield.
She was also a reporter for a daily newspaper in central Illinois, the Peoria Journal Star. She has experience in print and broadcast journalism. She has won multiple awards for her writing for college campus media.
Barbic grew up in Joliet. She earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Illinois State University. She also earned a master's degree from the University of Illinois Springfield as part of the Public Affairs Reporting program.