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Notice of vacancy for a Resident Circuit Judge – Whiteside County in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit


Justice Lisa Holder White of the Illinois Supreme Court has begun an application process for a Resident Circuit Judge – Whiteside County vacancy in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit.

The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Judge Stanley Steines on December 31, 2023.

Under the Illinois Constitution, judicial vacancies are filled by Supreme Court appointment. The application process will lead to final Court approval.

Notice of the vacancy has been posted in the courthouses throughout the Circuit. The application form and instructions may be obtained by visiting the Illinois Supreme Court’s website at: and following the instructions in the Latest News scroller announcing the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit vacancy.

Deadline for submission of an application is September 29, 2023.

The applicants will undergo an evaluation and screening process. The person appointed to fill the vacancy will serve until the first Monday in December following the November 2024 general election.

To be eligible for consideration for appointment, the applicant must be a lawyer licensed to practice law in Illinois.