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Three Cook County Circuit Court Judicial Vacancies Announced

Applications are now being accepted for judicial vacancies in the Thirteenth Subcircuit, Seventh Subcircuit, and First Subcircuit of Cook County, according to an announcement made by the Illinois Supreme Court.

The vacancy of the Thirteenth Subcircuit judicial position was created by the resignation of Circuit Judge Margarita Kulys Hoffman. Judge Kulys Hoffman had served as a judge since 2006. Her resignation took effect Dec. 31, 2017. 

The vacancy of the Seventh Subcircuit judicial position was created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Marianne Jackson. Judge Jackson had served as a judge since 1997. Her resignation took effect Dec. 31, 2018. 

The vacancy of the First Subcircuit judicial position was created by the death of Rhonda Crawford on April 26, 2018.

To be eligible for consideration for appointment, applicants must be a lawyer in good standing, licensed to practice law in Illinois, and a resident of the respective subcircuit. 

The deadline for submission of applications is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6.
 
Notice of the vacancies and details of the application process are posted on the Illinois Supreme Court's website at www.illinoiscourts.gov. From there, follow the instructions on the "Latest News" scroller announcing the vacancies. 

Completed applications should be submitted by mail to Kevin M. Forde, Esq., Forde Law Offices, 111 West Washington Street, Suite #1100, Chicago, Illinois 60602.

The person appointed to fill the vacancy will serve until December 6, 2020 when the position will be filled by the November 2020 General Election. 

The Thirteenth Judicial Subcircuit encompasses all or portions of the following townships: Barrington, Hanover, Palatine, Schaumburg, and Wheeling among others. 

The Seventh Judicial Subcircuit encompasses all or portions of the following: the City of Chicago, Berwyn, Cicero, Proviso and River Forest, among others.

The First Judicial Subcircuit encompasses all or portions of the following: the City of Chicago, Dolton, Calumet City and South Holland, among others.

To view a precise description and map of the subcircuits, applicants should consult the Illinois State Board of Elections website

Posted on February 4, 2019 by Rhys Saunders