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2014 ILLINOIS JUDGES FOR RETENTION

Supreme Court Retentions:

Fifth District:

Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Supreme Court Justice

Appellate Court Retentions:

First District:

Justice Thomas E. Hoffman
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Appellate Court Justice
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Second District:

Justice Susan Fayette Hutchinson
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Appellate Court Justice

Third District:

Justice William E. Holdridge
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Appellate Court Justice

Justice Mary K. O'Brien
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Appellate Court Justice

Fourth District:

Justice Robert J. Steigmann
     - Present Duties: Appellate Court Justice

Circuit Court Retentions:

First Circuit Court:

Judge James R. "Jim" Williamson
     - Present Duties: Chief Judge - First Circuit

Judge Phillip G. Palmer
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Williamson County

Judge William J. "Bill" Thurston
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Pulaski County

Judge Joseph M. Leberman
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Pope County

Judge James R. "Randy" Moore
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Williamson County

Judge Joe Jackson
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Massac County

Judge Walden E. Morris
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Saline County

Second Circuit Court:

Judge Barry L. Vaughan
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Hamilton County

Judge David K. Overstreet
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Jefferson County

Judge Tom Foster
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Gallatin County

Judge Tom Tedeschi
     - Present Duties: Chief Judge - Second Circuit

Third Circuit Court:

Judge Dennis R. Ruth
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Madison County (Law Division)

Judge Richard Tognarelli
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Madison County (Felony Division)

Fifth Circuit Court:

Judge Tracy W. Resch
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Clark County

Judge Mitchell K. Shick
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Coles County

Judge Steven L. Garst
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Edgar County

Sixth Circuit Court:

Judge Arnold F. Blockman
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Resume of Judge Blockman
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Champaign County (Civil Division)

Judge Harry E. Clem
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Champaign County (Criminal Division)

Judge Thomas J. Difanis
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Champaign County (Criminal Division)

Judge A.G. Webber
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Macon County (Law Division)

Seventh Circuit Court:

Judge James W. Day
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Greene County

Eighth Circuit Court:

Judge Scott H. Walden
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Adams County

Judge Bob Hardwick, Jr.
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Cass County

Judge Diane M. Lagoski
     - Present Duties: Chief Judge - Eighth Circuit

Ninth Circuit Court:

Judge James B. Stewart
     - Present Duties: Chief Judge - Ninth Circuit

Judge David L. Vancil, Jr.
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Henderson County

Judge Paul L. Mangieri
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Knox County

Tenth Circuit Court:

Judge Stephen A. Kouri
     - Present Duties: Chief Judge - Tenth Circuit

Eleventh Circuit Court:

Judge Charles G. Reynard
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - McLean County (Family Division)

Judge Jennifer H. Bauknecht
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Livingston County

Judge Robert L. Freitag
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - McLean County (Felony Division)

Judge Thomas M. Harris, Jr.
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Appellate Justice (Assigned) - Fourth District

Twelfth Circuit Court:

Judge Amy M. Bertani-Tomczak
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Will County

Judge Susan T. O'Leary
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Will County

Judge Carla Allessio Policandriotes
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Will County

Judge Richard C. Schoenstedt
     - Present Duties: Chief Judge - Twelfth Circuit

Judge Sarah Jones
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Will County

Judge Jeff Allen
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Will County

Judge Paula A. Gomora
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Will County

Thirteenth Circuit Court:

Judge Eugene P. "Gene" Daugherity
      - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - LaSalle County

Judge Robert C. Marsaglia
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Grundy County

Judge Joseph P. Hettel
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - LaSalle County

Fourteenth Circuit Court:

Judge Walter D. Braud
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Rock Island County (Felony Division)

Fifteenth Circuit Court:

Judge William A. Kelly
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Jo Daviess County

Judge Val Gunnarsson
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Carroll County

Judge Ron Jacobson
     - Present Duties: Chief Judge - Fifteenth Circuit

Judge Daniel A. Fish
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Lee County

Sixteenth Circuit Court:

Judge Joseph M. Grady
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Kane County (Civil Division)

Judge Judy Brawka
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Chief Judge - Sixteenth Circuit

Judge James R. Murphy
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Kane County (Civil Division)

Judge John A. Noverini
     - Judicial Resume (Submitted)
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Kane County (Traffic & Misdemeanors)

Seventeenth Circuit Court:

Judge Joseph G. McGraw
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Chief Judge - Seventeenth Circuit

Judge Rosemary Collins
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Winnebago County (Criminal Division)

Judge Gene Doherty
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Winnebago County (Civil Division)

Judge Lisa Fabiano
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Winnebago County (Civil Division)

Judge Gwyn Gulley
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Winnebago County (Civil DIvision)

Judge Ronald "Ron" J. White
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Winnebago County (Criminal Division)

Eighteenth Circuit Court:

Judge Robert J. Anderson
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - DuPage County (Domestic Relations)

Judge George J. Bakalis
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - DuPage County (Felony Division)

Judge John T. Elsner
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Chief Judge - Eighteenth Circuit

Judge Kathryn E. Creswell
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - DuPage County (Felony Division)

Judge Blanche Hill Fawell
      - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - DuPage County (Felony Division)

Judge John J. Kinsella
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - DuPage County (Felony Division)

Nineteenth Circuit Court:

Judge Christopher C. "Kip" Starck
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Lake County (Law Division)
     - Rated "Highly Qualified" by the Lake County Bar Association

Judge James K. Booras
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Lake County (Criminal Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Lake County Bar Association

Judge Valerie Ceckowski
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Lake County (Juvenile Division)
     - Rated "Highly Qualified" by the Lake County Bar Association

Jay W. Ukena
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Lake County (Family Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Lake County Bar Association

Twentieth Circuit Court:

Judge James W. Campanella
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Perry County

Judge Dennis Doyle
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Monroe County

Twenty-First Circuit Court:

Judge Clark Erickson
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Kankakee County

Judge Gordon L. Lustfeldt
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Iroquois County

Judge Michael J. Kick
     - Present Duties: Chief Judge - Twenty-First Circuit

Judge Susan Summer Tungate
      - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Kankakee County

Judge Adrienne Wakat Albrecht
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - Kankakee County

Twenty-Second Circuit Court:

Judge Michael J. Sullivan
     - Present Duties: Chief Judge - Twenty-Second Circuit

Judge Sharon Prather
     - Present Duties: Resident Circuit Judge - McHenry County (Felony Division)

Judge Michael T. Caldwell
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - McHenry County (Civil Division)

 

Cook County Circuit Court:

Judge Thomas E. Flanagan (Law Division)
     - Rated "Not Recommended" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Michael P. Toomin (Juvenile Justice Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Themis N. Karnezis (Law Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge James Patrick Flannery (Law Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Sebastian Thomas Patti (Domestic Violence Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Mary Ellen Coghlan (Probate Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Kathleen Marie McGury (Probate Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Shelley Lynn Sutker-Dermer (Municipal - Skokie)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Lynn Marie Egan (Law Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Andrew Berman (Juvenile Justice Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Diane Gordon Cannon (Criminal Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Evelyn B. Clay (Criminal Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Clayton J. Crane (Criminal Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Candace Jean Fabri (Child Protection Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge John J. Fleming (Probate Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Rodolfo (Rudy) Garcia (Chancery Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge James J. Gavin (Municipal - Maywood)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Vanessa A. Hopkins (Law Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Rickey Jones (Criminal Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Kathleen G. Kennedy (Chancery Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge William G. Lacy (Criminal Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Marjorie C. Laws (Municipal - Markham)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Patricia Manila Martin (Child Protection Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Veronica B. Mathein (Domestic Relations Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Edmund Ponce de Leon (County Division)
     - Response to the ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge James L. Rhodes (Municipal - Markham)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge James G. Riley (Probate Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Donald J. Suriano (Law Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Kenneth J. Wadas (Criminal Division)
      - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Frank G. Zelezinski (Municipal - Markham)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Gregory Joseph Wojkowski (Law Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Mary Anne Mason (Assigned to Appellate Court - Third Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Robert E. Gordon (Assigned to Appellate Court - Fifth Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Lewis Nixon (Chancery Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Eileen Mary Brewer (Law Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Margaret Ann Brennan (Law Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Janet Adams Brosnahan (Law Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge James Brown (Municipal)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Peter A. Felice (Municipal - Bridgeview)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Kerry M. Kennedy (Municipal - Bridgeview)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Casandra Lewis (Law Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Thomas J. Lipscomb (Law Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Sheila McGinnis (Municipal - Bridgeview)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Dennis Michael McGuire (Municipal)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge William Timothy O'Brien (Criminal Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Laura Marie Sullivan (Municipal)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Sandra Tristano (Municipal - Rolling Meadows)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Valarie E. Turner (Municipal - Markham)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Raul Vega (Domestic Relations Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Marilyn F. Johnson (Child Protection Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Michael B. Hyman (Assigned to Appellate Court - Third Division)
      - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Joan E. Powell (Law Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Patrick J. Sherlock (Law Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Anita Rivkin-Carothers (Municipal)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Maureen Ward Kirby (County Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Edward A. Arce (Domestic Relations Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge James N. O'Hara (Law Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Mauricio Araujo (Criminal Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Eileen O'Neill Burke (Law Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Thomas J. Byrne (Criminal Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Ann Collins-Dole (Probate Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Donna L. Cooper (Juvenile Justice Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Anna Helen Demacopoulos (Municipal - Markham)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Margarita Kulys Hoffman (County Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Diana L. Kenworthy (Domestic Violence Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Pamela Elizabeth Loza (Domestic Relations Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Annie O'Donnell (Municipal)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Jackie Marie Portman (Municipal)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Pat Rogers (Municipal - Bridgeview)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Dominique C. Ross (Domestic Relations Division)
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Kristyna Colleen Ryan (Municipal - Maywood)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Debra B. Walker (Domestic Relations Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

Judge Ursula Walowski (Domestic Violence Division)
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association

 

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