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2018 ILLINOIS JUDGES FOR RETENTION

Supreme Court Retention:

First District:

Anne M. Burke
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL
     - Response to the ICJL Questionnaire

     - Biography from the Illinois Supreme Court website
     - Rated "YES" by Illinois State Bar Association
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association
     - Rated "YES" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers

Appellate Court Retentions:

First District:

Margaret Stanton McBride
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Biography from the Appellate Court website
     - Rated "YES" by the Illinois State Bar Association
     - Rated "Qualified" by the Chicago Bar Association
     - Rated "YES" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers

Second District:

Robert D. McLaren
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Biography from the Appellate Court website
     - Rated "Recommended" by the Illinois State Bar Association
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Illinois State Bar Association: "Justice Robert McLaren was elected to the 2nd District Appellate Court and began his tenure in December 1988. As an appellate court justice, he is described as an extraordinary brilliant person with a broad scope of general knowledge not just in the law but in philosophy, science and music. Prior to his election to the 2nd District Appellate Court, Justice McLaren served seven years as a judge in the 18th Judicial Circuit, Dupage County, Illinois."

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
McLaren 82.02 93.18 84.00 90.29 82.08 93.02 92.86 89.35

Circuit Court Retentions:

First Circuit Court:

Brad K. Bleyer
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - First Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Mark M. Boie
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Union County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Bleyer 98.35 98.35 98.35 99.17 98.35 99.17 99.17 99.17
Boie 96.04 96.04 94.06 92.08 97.03 97.03 100.00 96.04

Second Circuit Court:

Eric J. Dirnbeck
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Second Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Melissa Morgan
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Second Circuit
     - Rated "Not Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

T. Scott Webb
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - White County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Christopher L. Weber
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Crawford County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Jo Beth Weber
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Jefferson County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Dirnbeck 95.59 97.01 96.97 98.51 98.51 98.48 98.48 97.01
Morgan 56.25 75.81 67.19 50.00 53.85 65.08 88.89 77.78
Webb 98.08 98.08 98.08 98.08 98.08 98.08 98.04 98.08
C.L. Weber 100.00 100.00 98.08 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
J.B. Weber 87.34 91.14 89.87 86.25 94.94 87.34 98.72 96.20

Third Circuit Court:

Dave Hylla
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Madison County (Chief Judge)
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Kyle Ann Napp
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Third Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Hylla 95.21 96.55 95.21 95.92 96.60 95.21 99.32 97.95
Napp 93.23 93.23 91.73 94.03 93.98 96.97 100.00 93.98

Fourth Circuit Court:

Daniel E. Hartigan
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Jasper County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Kimberly G. Koester
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Effingham County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll Judge

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Hartigan 86.05 97.67 96.51 87.21 95.40 83.91 95.29 96.51
Koester 89.74 93.67 89.87 92.41 92.41 93.67 97.44 94.94

Fifth Circuit Court:

Craig H. DeArmond
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Vermilion County (
Assigned to Fourth District Appellate Court)
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Nancy S. Fahey
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Vermilion County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Brien J. O’Brien
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Coles County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
DeArmond 89.55 93.94 93.94 94.03 75.76 94.45 96.97 95.45
Fahey 67.19 80.00 70.31 66.15 65.63 77.78 89.23 81.54
O'Brien 97.96 100.00 97.96 100.00 93.88 100.00 100.00 97.96

Sixth Circuit Court:

Jeffrey B. “Jeff” Ford
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Champaign County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Thomas E. Griffith
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Sixth Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Ford 82.41 90.74 76.85 90.83 77.57 93.52 97.20 82.41
Griffith 94.00 94.12 94.12 100.00 88.24 100.00 100.00 98.04

Seventh Circuit Court:

John Belz
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Sangamon County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

David R. Cherry
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Scott County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Kenneth R. Diehl
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Macoupin County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Eric S. Pistorius
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Jersey County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Belz 94.93 97.10 94.20 94.93 95.68 97.84 97.83 95.62
Cherry 76.67 85.00 81.67 76.67 91.67 78.33 96.67 83.33
Diehl 80.00 94.38 88.76 79.78 93.26 79.78 90.91 92.05
Pistorius 90.41 93.24 93.24 95.95 82.43 93.24 97.30 91.89

Eighth Circuit Court:

J. Frank McCartney
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Pike County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
McCartney 100.00 100.00 100.00 97.87 100.00 97.87 100.00 100.00

Ninth Circuit Court:

Rodney G. Clark
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Hancock County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Scott Shipplett
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Knox County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

James Standard
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Warren County
     - Rated "Not Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Clark 100.00 100.00 100.00 98.39 100.00 98.36 100.00 98.39
Shipplett 72.73 85.19 72.73 75.93 78.18 81.48 94.44 87.27
Standard 62.32 77.46 69.44 92.96 41.67 73.24 88.89 66.67

Tenth Circuit Court:

Paul Gilfillan
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Tazewell County (Chief Judge)
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Kate Gorman
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Tenth Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Kevin W. Lyons
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Peoria County
     - Rated "Not Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Gilfillan 95.35 95.85 95.37 96.77 95.37 96.73 98.59 96.30
Gorman 96.41 97.35 96.00 97.33 96.44 98.20 99.55 97.78
Lyons 58.75 75.00 71.25 88.05 52.80 48.75 87.97 78.88

Eleventh Circuit Court:

Paul Lawrence
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Eleventh Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Rebecca Simmons-Foley
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - McLean County
     - Judicial Inquiry Board Censure of Judge Rebecca Foley
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Lawrence 96.90 97.71 96.18 96.18 99.24 96.95 98.46 98.47
Foley 73.81 66.67 87.40 96.09 93.02 98.45 96.06 94.49

Twelfth Circuit Court:

(No Candidates in the 12th Circuit Are Up For Retention in 2018)

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

Thirteenth Circuit Court:

Troy Holland
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - LaSalle County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Cynthia M. Raccuglia
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Thirteenth Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Holland 92.77 93.98 93.98 90.36 92.77 92.77 96.39 95.18
Raccuglia 83.95 90.12 90.12 90.12 90.00 80.25 82.93 90.12

Fourteenth Circuit Court:

Jeffrey W. O'Connor
     - Rated "NO on Retention" by the ICJL

     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Henry County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll
     - Chicago Tribune: "Judges sleeping through evidence not cause for new trial, Illinois appeals court says"
     - Champaign News-Gazette: "Appeals court decides to let sleeping judge lie"

Stanley B. Steines
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Whiteside County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Mark A. VandeWiele
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Fourteenth Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
O'Connor 68.35 77.50 83.12 92.50 71.25 69.62 60.76 83.75
Steines 92.45 96.23 96.15 92.45 98.11 96.23 98.11 98.11
VandeWiele 97.10 97.14 95.65 95.71 95.71 90.00 98.57 95.71

Fifteenth Circuit Court:

Michael P. Bald
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Fifteenth Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Robert T. Hanson
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Fifteenth Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Bald 90.91 96.97 93.94 93.94 96.97 90.91 100.00 100.00
Hanson 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00

Sixteenth Circuit Court:

John Barsanti
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Sixteenth Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

John G. Dalton
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Sixteenth Circuit - 2nd Subcircuit
     - Rated "Not Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Donald C. Hudson
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Sixteenth Circuit (Assigned to Second District Appellate Court)
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Barsanti 95.92 96.58 93.24 100.00 94.59 95.92 95.21 94.59
Dalton 37.65 58.64 46.95 58.02 30.06 50.63 81.88 59.63
Hudson 98.68 98.68 98.04 98.69 99.35 98.68 98.68 98.04

Seventeenth Circuit Court:

Brendan Maher
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Seventeenth Circuit - 3rd Subcircuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Maher 96.13 98.89 96.11 96.67 97.78 97.78 99.44 97.21

Eighteenth Circuit Court:

Patrick J. O’Shea
     - Rated "NO on Retention" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Eighteenth Circuit
     - Rated "Not Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
O'Shea 31.94 34.04 46.99 44.62 37.10 59.67 52.60 57.89

Nineteenth Circuit Court:

Patricia S. Fix
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Nineteenth Circuit - 2nd Subcircuit
     - Rated "Not Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Thomas Schippers
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Nineteenth Circuit - 3rd Subcircuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Daniel B. Shanes
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Nineteenth Circuit - 3rd Subcircuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Fix 64.84 73.56 67.05 70.79 61.79 72.73 87.50 78.16
Schippers 97.17 98.11 97.20 96.26 98.13 98.13 97.17 98.10
Shanes 93.18 94.25 90.80 97.70 95.40 97.70 98.85 94.25

Twentieth Circuit Court:

Zina R. Cruse
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Twentieth Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Daniel J. Emge
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - Washington County
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Andrew J. Gleeson
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Resident Judge - St. Clair County (Chief Judge)
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Cruse 80.00 83.56 79.45 81.51 81.94 88.44 94.52 83.67
Emge 95.50 98.23 97.37 95.61 96.49 96.49 98.25 96.46
Gleeson 90.40 91.63 88.18 94.55 92.12 94.61 97.52 92.12

Twenty-First Circuit Court:

(No Candidates in the 21st Circuit Are Up For Retention in 2018)

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

Twenty-Second Circuit Court:

Michael J. Chmiel
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Twenty-Second Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Chmiel 65.19 75.37 64.93 77.61 59.40 86.57 96.21 79.85

Twenty-Third Circuit Court:

Melissa S. Barnhart
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Twenty-Third Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Ronald G. Matekaitis
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Twenty-Third Circuit
     - Rated "Recommended" by the ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll

Candidate Meets Requirements Integrity Impartiality Legal Ability Temperament Court Management Health Sensitivity
                 
Barnhart 97.56 97.56 97.56 100.00 97.56 100.00 100.00 100.00
Matekaitis 95.56 97.78 95.56 95.56 97.73 91.11 95.56 97.78

 

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.)

Kathy M. Flanagan
     - Present Duties: Supervising Judge - Law Division
     - Rated "Not Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers:
"Judge Flanagan is considered to be very informed on the law as it applies to the Law Division. She applies the law and rules rigorously, and cases move through her courtroom quickly and on a tight schedule. She is praised for the quality of her decisions. However, practitioners have strong opinions about her temperament. Well respected practitioners describe her as tough, fair, and efficient. Other equally well-respected practitioners believe she is unduly harsh, overbearing, and someimes disrespectfully aggressive with litgants, with deadlines too often set without any input from litigants. She is reported to threaten sanctions, including daily fines for non-compliance with discovery deadlines."

Moshe Jacobius
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Presiding Judge - Chancery Division

Stuart F. Lubin
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Juvenile Justice Division

Martin S. Agran
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division (Rolling Meadows)

Ronald F. Bartkowicz
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Law Division

E. Kenneth Wright, Jr.
     - Present Duties: Presiding Judge - Municipal Division - District 1

Catherine Marie Haberkorn
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Criminal Division

James M. Varga
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Law Division

Marcia Maras
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Law Division

Peter Flynn
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Chancery Division

Paul A. Karkula
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - County Division

Maura Slattery Boyle
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Criminal Division
     - Rated "Not Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers:
"Judge Slattery Boyle is considered by most lawyers interviewed to have good knowledge of the law, and many lawyers praise her temperament. However, the Council is concerned by multiple reports that she can be insensitive to defendants in her courtroom. In addition, sentencing information the Council has reviewed suggests that she issues very harsh sentences compared to other criminal division judges. The Council is also concerned about what the Illinois Appellate Court has said about Judge Slattery Boyle. In People v. Serrano, the Appellate Court reversed her with orders that the case be reassigned to a different judge on remand. According to the Appellate Court, Judge Slattery Boyle did not consider certain evidence, and also refused to admit probative, admissible evidence that, when evaluated under the proper standard, is damning."

     - Chicago Tribune: "Vote No": "We’re [...] concerned about her track record for having cases reversed on appeal. The council’s report cites two examples in which the Appellate Court found evidentiary errors so serious that it sent the cases back with instructions to assign them to a different judge. That undermines confidence in our criminal justice system."

Mary Margaret Brosnahan
     - Present Duties: Supervising Judge - Criminal Division

Matthew E. Coghlan
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Criminal Division
     - Rated "Not Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Judge Coghlan presents a difficult case. He is generally said to have good legal knowledge and ability. Some lawyers have given us examples of how Judge Coghlan is respectful toward all the parties. Other lawyers, particularly those who are non-white, believe that he can be condescending and otherwise disrespectful toward non-white lawyers and defendants in his courtroom. There is also a mix of opinions as to whether Judge Coghlan demonstrates a bias in favor of the prosecution. The Council is concerned about Judge Coghlan’s performance as a prosecutor before he took the bench. He has been mentioned in several recent news articles and is currently a defendant in federal court civil rights actions involving wrongful convictions. We note, however, that these actions involve allegations not yet proven."

     - Chicago Tribune: "Vote No": "[C]ited [for] a case in which the Appellate Court twice overturned his decision not to grant a rehearing for a defendant who said he’d confessed to murder after being tortured by detectives working for disgraced Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge. Remarkably, the Cook County Democratic Party — which routinely urges a “yes” vote on all Democratic judicial candidates, regardless of performance — is recommending a “no” vote on Coghlan. That’s based largely on his alleged role as a prosecutor in two wrongful convictions."

Joyce Marie Murphy Gorman
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division - District 6

Joan Margaret O’Brien
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division - District 5

Thomas David Roti
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division - District 3

Colleen F. Sheehan
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Juvenile Justice Division

Carl Anthony Walker
     - Present Duties: Assigned to the First District Appellate Court

Daniel Patrick Brennan
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Chancery Division

Grace G. Dickler
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Presiding Judge - Domestic Relations Division

Ellen L. Flannigan
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Domestic Relations Division

Carol M. Howard
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Criminal Division

Jill C. Marisie
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Acting Presiding Judge - Municipal Division - District 3

James Michael McGing
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Law Division

Mike McHale
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Criminal Division

James Patrick Murphy
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Domestic Violence Division

Thomas W. Murphy
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Supervising Judge - Municipal Division - District 5

Ramon Ocasio, III
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division - District 4

Mary Colleen Roberts
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Domestic Relations Division

Diane M. Shelley
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Law Division

Celia Louise Gamrath
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Chancery Division

Lorna Ellen Propes
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Law Division

Tommy Brewer
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Preisiding Judge - Municipal Division - District 6

Andrea M. Schleifer
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Domestic Relations Division

Thomas R. Allen
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Chancery Division

Erica L. Reddick
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Criminal Division

Aicha Marie MacCarthy
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Probate Division

Lionel Jean-Baptiste
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Domestic Relations Division

Michael R. Clancy
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Pretrial Division

Regina Ann Scannicchio
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Domestic Relations Division

Diann Karen Marsalek
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Supervising Judge - Municipal Division - District 1 - Traffic Section

Pamela M. Leeming
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division - District 4

Larry G. Axelrood
     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Law Division

Carl B. Boyd
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division - District 6

Daniel R. Degnan
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Probate Division

John H. Ehrlich
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Law Division

Terry Gallagher
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division - District 5

William G. Gamboney
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Juvenile Justice Division

Elizabeth Mary Hayes
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division - District 5

Martin C. Kelley
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division - District 3

Kimberly D. Lewis
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Child Protection Division

Edward M. Maloney
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division - District 1 - Felony Preliminary Hearings

Lisa Ann Marino
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Chancery Division
     - Rated "Not Recommended" by the Chicago Bar Association

     - Chicago Tribune: "Vote No": "Elected in 2012, she apparently got off to a very bad start. The group’s investigation raised “significant concerns about Judge Marino’s work ethic, punctuality, diligence and knowledge of the law.” Cook County voters should demand more from a $202,000-a-year employee."

Michael Tully Mullen
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Chancery Division

Karen Lynn O’Malley
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Probate Division

Paul S. Pavlus
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division - District 2

Cynthia Ramirez
     - Rated "YES to Retain" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Juvenile Justice Division

Beatriz Santiago
     - Rated "NO on Retention" by the ICJL

     - Response to ICJL Questionnaire
     - Present Duties: Circuit Judge - Municipal Division - District 3

 

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