Member Groups

Corrections & Sentencing

The mission of the Standing Committee on Corrections & Sentencing is

  • To be responsible for activities relating to the improvement of correctional facilities in Illinois;
  • To develop guidelines and recommendations for appropriate projects in Illinois; to implement the Unified Code of Corrections, including sentencing provisions; and,
  • To cooperate and maintain coordination with the American Bar Association in such activities.

Lay members are authorized.

Committee Roster

  • Hon. John A. Wasilewski, Palos Heights, Chair
  • Jessica Koester, Law Office of Jessica Koester LLC, Edwardsville, Vice-Chair/CLE Coordinator
  • Kristine M. Honiotes, Law office of Vincent F Cornelius, Joliet, Secretary
  • Jeffrey M. Howard, Evanston, Ex-Officio
  • Ivo Andrew Austin, Illinois Appellate Court, Urbana, Member
  • Aaron C. Buscemi, Derango & Cain LLC, Rockford, Member
  • Hon. Gerald B. Cohn, United States District Court, Collinsville, Member
  • Thomas J. Hunter, Becker Hoerner Thompson & Ysursa PC, Belleville, Member
  • Hon. Anthony A. Iosco, Elk Grove Village, Member
  • Beverly M. Jones, Illinois Appellate Court Third District, Peoria, Member
  • Gregory J. Nester, St Clair County Public Defender, Belleville, Member
  • Peg M. Ogarek, Cook County State's Attorney's Ofc, Chicago, Member
  • Patricia Pantoja, Chicago, Member
  • Donald J. Ramsell, Ramsell & Associates LLC, Wheaton, Member
  • Hon. Randall B. Rosenbaum, Urbana, Member
  • Jason D. Sweat, Springfield, Member
  • Ryan A. Swift, Albert A Altamore & Associates PC, Rockford, Member
  • Andrew G. Whitfield, Kane County State's Attorneys Office, St. Charles, Member
  • Michael J. Zopf, MJ Zopf PC, Champaign, Member/CLE Coordinator
  • Ava M. George Stewart, Law Office of Ava George Stewart, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Blake Howard, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Edward W. Huntley, Springfield, CLE Committee Liaison