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

  • Jessica Koester, Law Office of Jessica Koester LLC, Edwardsville, Chair/CLE Coordinator
  • Kristine M. Honiotes, Honiotes Law Office, Ltd, Joliet, Vice-Chair/CLE Coordinator
  • Donald J. Ramsell, Ramsell & Associates LLC, Wheaton, Secretary
  • Hon. John A. Wasilewski, Palos Heights, Ex-Officio
  • Hon. Gerald B. Cohn, United States District Court, Collinsville, Member
  • Curtis Matthew Dawson, Lucco Brown Threlkeld & Dawson LLP, Edwardsville, Member
  • Thomas J. Hunter, Becker Hoerner & Ysursa PC, Belleville, Member
  • Hon. Anthony A. Iosco, Elk Grove Village, Member
  • Daniel Julius Korso, Darien, Member
  • Gregory J. Nester, St Clair County Public Defender, Belleville, Member
  • Elesha Nightingale, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Randall B. Rosenbaum, Urbana, Member
  • Jason D. Sweat, Illinois Prisoner Review Board, Springfield, Member
  • Hon. Ryan A. Swift, Winnebago County Courthouse, Rockford, Member
  • Andrew G. Whitfield, Illinois Attorney General's Office, Geneva, Member
  • Michael J. Zopf, MJ Zopf PC, Champaign, Member
  • Tamika R. Walker, DeRango & Cain, LLC, Rockford, Board Liaison
  • Blake Howard, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Edward W. Huntley, Springfield, CLE Committee Liaison