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Hon. Andrew Gleeson elected to 4th term as Chief Judge in 20th Circuit


Chief Judge Andrew J. Gleeson has been elected by the unanimous consent of his colleagues to a fourth, two-year term as Chief Judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit. He has been Chief Judge since November of 2016. Presently he is also Chairman of the Article V Committee of the Illinois Supreme Court.

Gleeson, in addition to his administrative duties, presides over a major civil jury trial docket. As he enters his twentieth year as a judge, he states "It's been a privilege, as well as a challenge, to be the Chief Judge in these most unique of times. From the advent of new technology, to the pandemic and now the Safe-T Act. Challenges have been made easier by the quality and efforts of the judges I work with."

A colleague, Circuit Judge Chris Kolker, states:

"Chief Judge Gleeson is a leader in the Courthouse. He has guided our courts through the most difficult times in recent history. We are very fortunate he has agreed to continue serving as our Chief."