SUPREME / APPELLATE DISTRICT MAP
The Supreme Court, highest
tribunal in Illinois, has seven justices,
elected from judicial districts for a term
of 10 years. Three justices are elected from
the First District (Cook County), and one
from each of the other four districts.
The Appellate Court hears appeals from the
Circuit Courts. There are
elected from each of the same five
districts, and Judges are elected for
10-year terms. Cook County, which comprises
the 1st District, has 18 Appellate Judges.
The remaining 101 counties are divided into
four districts that elect six Judges each.
Additional Judges are assigned by the
Supreme Court to the Appellate Court,
temporarily, on a showing of need.
the seat of the 2nd District; Ottawa, the
3rd; Springfield, the 4th, and Mount Vernon,
following is a summary of Appellate Court
vacancies up for election in 2016:
Information on Appellate retentions can be
found here. A map of the individual circuits
can be found
here. A map of the Cook
County subcircuits can be found