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2020 ILLINOIS JUDGES FOR RETENTION

Supreme Court Retention:

Third District:

Tom L. Kilbride
     - Biography from the Illinois Supreme Court website

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Kilbride 86.28 90.86 83.91 93.32 94.12 95.38 97.18 93.96

 

Appellate Court Retentions:

First District:

Aurelia Marie Pucinski
     - Biography from the Appellate Court website

Mary Katherine Rochford
     - Biography from the Appellate Court website

Second District:

Ann B. Jorgensen
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Biography from the Appellate Court website

Mary S. Schostok
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Biography from the Appellate Court website

Third District:

Mary W. McDade
     - Biography from the Appellate Court website

Fifth Districtt:

Thomas M. Welch
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Biography from the Appellate Court website

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Jorgensen 94.94 97.12 94.72 95.80 96.11 97.60 98.04 96.90
Schostok  90.98 95.07 90.46 91.93 93.58 96.48 97.70 95.23
McDade 73.80 89.33 70.35 74.67 86.10 89.57 88.27 85.07
Welch 88.67 90.69 85.29 92.20 91.63 94.03 89.30 89.90

Circuit Court Retentions:

First Circuit Court:

William J. "Bill" Thurston

Joseph M. Leberman

Walden E. Morris

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Thurston 97.70 98.85 94.25 96.51 97.70 97.70 100.00 96.30
Leberman 97.75 97.78 94.44 98.86 95.51 96.59 100.00 96.51
Morris 86.76 92.86 85.51 94.29 75.76 88.41 94.03 80.30

 

Second Circuit Court:

Barry L. Vaughn

Tom Foster

Tom Tedeschi

William C. Hudson
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

Michael J. Molt
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Vaughan 98.70 96.15 97.37 97.40 97.44 94.87 100.00 96.10
Foster 98.48 100.00 96.97 100.00 98.46 98.48 100.00 98.46
Tedeschi 85.71 87.50 80.36 94.64 83.33 91.07 96.30 90.91
Hudson 79.17 88.89 86.96 80.85 75.00 85.71 97.92 95.35
Molt 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 98.55 100.00 100.00

 

Third Circuit Court:

Dennis R. Ruth
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

Richard L. Tognarelli

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Ruth 84.11 87.16 83.02 89.81 87.04 93.52 95.15 88.24
Tognarelli 96.88 94.79 92.71 98.96 95.83 98.96 98.85 94.68

 

Fourth Circuit Court:

Stanley Brandmeyer
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

James L. Roberts
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

Martin W. Siemer

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Brandmeyer 92.59 92.59 92.59 92.31 94.44 96.23 100.00 96.23
Roberts 98.04 98.15 92.59 92.59 98.11 88.46 98.08 98.11
Siemer 94.20 97.06 97.01 95.65 95.65 94.12 100.00 98.48

 

Fifth Circuit Court:

Tracy W. Resch

Mitchell K. Schick

Steven L. Garst

Thomas M. O'Shaughnessy

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Resch 86.79 90.74 88.68 94.44 78.85 94.23 97.92 88.24
Shick 98.00 97.92 98.00 100.00 96.00 100.00 100.00 97.83
Garst 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
O'Shaughnessy 94.74 94.74 94.59 94.74 97.37 97.22 97.14 100.00

Sixth Circuit Court:

Richard L. Broch, Jr.

Robert C. (R.C.) Bollinger
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Broch 98.90 97.75 97.73 97.83 97.83 96.70 100.00 97.73
Bollinger 98.80 97.65 95.24 100.00 93.90 98.73 100.00 98.67

 

Seventh Circuit Court:

Chris E. Reif

John "Mo" Madonia

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Reif 84.93 87.67 78.87 90.67 72.97 91.67 95.65 89.71
Madonia 88.75 88.48 84.85 92.86 84.43 93.87 98.76 91.14

 

Eighth Circuit Court:

Mike Atterberry

Charles H.W. Burch

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Atterberry                
Burch 93.94 100.00 93.75 93.55 96.88 96.88 100.00 93.55

 

Ninth Circuit Court:

David L. Vancil, Jr.

Thomas B. Ewing

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Vancil 87.72 92.98 89.29 91.23 96.55 96.49 96.49 89.29
Ewing 73.47 80.85 78.72 75.51 74.47 72.34 83.72 88.64

 

Tenth Circuit Court:

Stephen A. Kouri

James A. Mack

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Kouri 81.37 83.87 84.71 91.25 87.12 94.30 97.33 92.05
Mack 70.83 92.91 81.45 70.08 78.40 81.97 94.12 94.59

 

Eleventh Circuit Court:

Jennifer H. Bauknecht

Matthew J. Fitton
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Bauknecht 90.91 97.01 87.30 95.38 83.08 93.85 100.00 93.75
Fitton 94.12 96.15 92.31 86.54 96.15 84.31 96.08 90.20

 

Twelfth Circuit Court:

Amy M. Bertani-Tomczak

Susan T. O'Leary

Richard C. Schoenstedt

Sarah Jones

Jeff Allen

Paula A. Gomora

Dave Carlson

Daniel L. Kennedy

Daniel Rippy

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Tomczak 86.76 88.06 86.86 89.63 88.24 88.55 93.70 90.91
O'Leary 83.72 90.70 85.38 83.59 77.95 86.82 91.13 91.80
Schoenstedt 89.23 89.31 87.02 91.60 89.23 91.47 95.16 92.19
Jones 72.32 80.70 69.37 78.95 56.76 80.53 88.89 81.25
Allen 87.37 91.71 87.43 93.43 92.42 84.21 96.72 92.71
Gomora 87.18 88.89 87.07 83.48 85.71 88.79 92.98 92.24
Carlson 86.01 85.21 82.52 90.34 89.51 91.30 96.40 87.77
Kennedy 92.56 93.39 94.21 88.43 95.83 95.80 95.80 94.96
Rippy 85.96 81.58 80.53 89.38 85.84 90.27 93.69 84.07

 

Thirteenth Circuit Court:

Eugene P. "Gene" Daugherity
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

Joseph P. Hettel
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Daugherity 97.80 97.83 96.67 98.89 98.90 98.88 98.86 95.85
Hettel 93.59 96.25 91.03 88.75 94.94 94.81 97.47 96.20

 

Fourteenth Circuit Court:

Linnea E. Thompson

Terence M. Patton

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Thompson 84.85 98.53 83.82 80.60 89.71 87.50 85.71 93.94
Patton 96.67 96.67 96.61 96.67 96.67 94.74 96.49 96.30

 

Fifteenth Circuit Court:

John B. "Bene" Roe
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Roe 86.49 100.00 94.59 86.11 94.59 94.44 100.00 94.12

 

Sixteenth Circuit Court:

Joseph M. Grady

James R. Murphy
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

John A. Noverini

Donald (D.J.) Tegeler
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Grady 86.86 94.58 88.14 88.70 95.02 87.45 89.62 92.31
Murphy 94.94 98.90 94.51 93.85 97.80 97.71 99.42 98.26
Noverini 76.44 91.67 82.35 70.31 88.02 85.26 97.30 85.16
Tegeler 89.58 88.28 89.51 94.56 85.52 93.57 97.74 94.20

 

Seventeenth Circuit Court:

Joseph G. McGraw

Gene Doherty
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

Lisa R. Fabiano

Gwyn Gulley
     - "Not Recommended" by the ISBA Bar Poll

Ronald J. "Ron" White

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
McGraw 92.04 96.46 85.84 93.75 87.61 92.86 96.23 90.91
Doherty 92.54 96.00 90.86 98.02 88.56 95.02 97.86 96.89
Fabiano 93.68 96.79 94.68 92.47 95.77 93.12 97.78 97.31
Gulley 61.15 84.29 72.79 51.85 81.88 64.39 94.26 87.59
White 80.53 89.38 81.42 84.35 84.07 84.96 83.96 87.16

 

Eighteenth Circuit Court:

John J. Kinsella
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

Bob Kleeman

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Kinsella 94.40 96.44 86.40 96.85 91.09 93.80 96.55 89.26
Kleeman 85.03 82.94 87.97 94.59 83.22 94.79 94.91 86.69

 

Nineteenth Circuit Court:

James K. Booras

Valerie Boettle Ceckowski

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Booras 78.57 88.12 77.00 78.00 79.41 83.00 92.71 79.38
Ceckowski 98.15 98.15 98.15 97.22 98.15 97.22 97.12 97.20

 

Twentieth Circuit Court:

James W. Campanella

Stephen P. McGlynn

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Campanella 85.86 88.54 84.54 92.78 83.67 94.90 95.56 88.30
McGlynn 84.29 89.29 84.29 83.45 92.20 87.94 96.38 89.78

 

Twenty-First Circuit Court:

Adrienne Wakat Albrecht
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire

 

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Albrecht 96.67 96.67 96.67 100.00 93.10 96.55 92.86 100.00

 

Twenty-Second Circuit Court:

Michael W. Feetterer

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Feetterer 100.00 100.00 98.43 99.21 100.00 100.00 100.00 99.21

 

Twenty-Third Circuit Court:

(No Judges in the 23rd Circuit Are Up For Retention in 2020)

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
~~N/A~~                

 

Cook County Circuit Court:
(Note: All Cook County Judges were rated by the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association as "Qualified" unless otherwise indicated.)

Michael P. Toomin
     - Present Duties: Presiding Judge - Juvenile Justice

James Patrick Flannery, Jr.
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Presiding Judge - Law Division

Mary Ellen Coghlan
     - Present Duties: Assigned to Appellate Court - First District

Shelley Lynn Sutker-Dermer
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Presiding Judge - Municipal - Skokie

Patricia Manila Martin
     - Present Duties: Presiding Judge - Child Protection

Kenneth J. Wadas
     - Present Duties: Supervising Judge - Criminal Division

Gregory J. Wojkowski
     - Present Duties: Law Division

Robert E. Gordon
     - Present Duties: Assigned to Appellate Court - First District

Lewis Nixon
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Supervising Judge - Chancery Division

Margaret Ann Brennan
     - Present Duties: Law Division

Janet Adams Brosnahan
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Law Division

Peter A. Felice
     - Present Duties: Municipal - Broadview

Kerry M. Kennedy
     - Present Duties: Municipal - Bridgeview

Casandra Lewis
     - Present Duties: Law Division

Laura Marie Sullivan
     - Present Duties: Municipal

Raul Vega
     - Present Duties: Presiding Judge - Domestic Violence Division

Michael B. Hyman
     - Present Duties: Assigned to Appellate Court - First District

Joan E. Powell
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Law Division

Patrick J. Sherlock
     - Present Duties: Law Division

Maureen Ward Kirby
     - Present Duties: County

Edward A. Arce
     - Present Duties: Domestic Relations Division

James N. O'Hara
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Law Division

Mauricio Araujo
     - Present Duties: Municipal

Thomas J. Byrne
     - Present Duties: Criminal Division

Ann Collins-Dole
     - Present Duties: Law Division

Donna L. Cooper
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Juvenile Justice Division

Anna Helen Demacopoulos
     - Present Duties: Chancery Division

Diana L. Kenworthy
     - Present Duties: Criminal Division

Pamela Elizabeth Loza
     - Present Duties: Domestic Relations Division

Jackie Marie Portman-Brown
     - Present Duties: Municipal

Dominique C. Ross
     - Present Duties: Domestic Relations Division

Kristyna Colleen Ryan
     - Present Duties: Municipal - Maywood

Debra B. Walker
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Domestic Relations Division

Ursula Walowski
     - Present Duties: Criminal Division

Anthony C. 'Tony' Kyriakopoulos
     - Present Duties: Chancery Division

Caroline Kate Moreland
     - Present Duties: Chancery Division

Thomas J. Carroll
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Municipal - Markham

Cynthia Y. Cobbs
     - Present Duties: Assigned to Appellate Court - First District

Daniel J. Kubasiak
     - Present Duties: Law Division

Andrea M. Buford
     - Present Duties: Child Protection Division

Pamela McLean Meyerson
     - Present Duties: Chancery Division

Chris Lawler
     - Present Duties: Law Division

John Michael Allegretti
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Municipal

Kristal Rivers
     - Present Duties: Juvenile Justice Division

Steven G. Watkins
     - Present Duties: Criminal Division

Abbey Fishman Romanek
     - Present Duties: Domestic Relations Division

William B. Raines
     - Present Duties: Criminal Division

Judith Rice
     - Present Duties: Domestic Relations Division

Patrick Kevin Coughlin
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Municipal - Markham

John Curry
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Law Division

Megan Elizabeth Goldish
     - Present Duties: Domestic Violence Division

Anjana Hansen
     - Present Duties: Municipal - Skokie

Robert D. Kuzas
     - Present Duties: Municipal

John J. Mahoney
     - Present Duties: Municipal - Bridgeview

Maritza Martinez
     - Present Duties: Domestic Relations Division

Terrence J. McGuire
     - Present Duties: Probate Division

Bridget Anne Mitchell
     - Present Duties: Law Division

James Paul Pieczonka
     - Present Duties: Municipal - Rolling Meadows

Diana Rosario
     - Present Duties: Domestic Relations Division

Patricia O'Brien Sheahan
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Law Division

 

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