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Certified Judicial Vacancies for the 2024 Election

Primary Elction will be held March 19, 2024 – General Election will be held November 5, 2024 – Terms of Office begin December 2, 2024.
 These are for certified vacancies that occurred in the First Filing Period and updated with vacancies through December 4, 2023. Additional vacancies will be added once certified.

  For Supreme and Appellate Court vacancies, please visit the State Board of Elections website.

Cook County Vacancies

Circuit Type of
Judgeship
 Subcircuit Judicial Officer Status
Cook At Large N/A Vincent Gaughan Did Not Seek Retention in 2022 - Term Expired 12/4/22
Cook At Large N/A Catherine Haberkorn Retired 1/30/23
Cook At Large N/A Arnette Hubbard  Did Not Seek Retention in 2022 - Term Expired 12/4/22
Cook At Large N/A Marcia Maras Retired 07/15/22
Cook At Large N/A Raymond Mitchell Appointed Appellate 7/6/22
Cook At Large N/A Timothy Murphy Did Not Seek Retention in 2022 - Term Expired 12/4/22
Cook At Large N/A Lorna Propes Retired 1/27/23
Cook At Large N/A William Raines Retired 11/6/22
Cook At Large N/A Laura Sullivan Retired 12/31/22
Cook At Large N/A Debra Walker Elected Appellate 12/5/22
Cook At LargeN/AJames P. Flannery, Jr. Deceased 10/13/23
Cook Resident 3rd Edward Harmening Did Not Seek Retention in 2022 - Retired 9/11/22
CookResident3rdJanet BrosnahanRetiring 1/28/24
Cook Resident 4th Peter Felice Retired 07/21/23
Cook Resident 4th Edward King Did Not Seek Retention in 2022 - Term Expired 12/4/22
Cook Resident 4th Edward Maloney Deceased 3/9/23
Cook Resident 5th Casandra Lewis Retired 11/30/22
Cook Resident 7th Irwin Solganick Did Not Seek Retention in 2022 - Term Expired 12/4/22
Cook Resident 8th Ann Collins-Dole Retired 7/6/23
Cook Resident 10th Clare McWilliams Retired 7/31/23
Cook Resident 10th Gregory Wojkowski Retired 1/30/23
Cook Resident 11th Ann Finley Collins Retired 1/30/23
Cook Resident 11th Paula Daleo Did Not Seek Retention in 2022 - Term Expired 12/4/22
Cook Resident 12th Grace Dickler Retired 9/25/22
Cook Resident 12th Marguerite Quinn Retired 7/04/23
Cook Resident 12th Andrea Schleifer Retired 7/31/22
Cook Resident 13th Samuel Betar, III Retired 12/30/22
Cook Resident 13th Ketki Shroff Steffen Retired 11/30/22
Cook Resident 14th James O'Hara Retired 1/17/23
Cook Resident 14th Daniel Pierce Retired 9/30/22
Cook Resident 15th Michael Toomin Retired 12/31/22
CookResident15thAnna DemacopoulosRetiring 10/23/23
Cook Resident 16th Maxwell Griffin, Jr. Retired 7/14/23  *See note below
Cook Resident16thLawrence E. FloodRetired 9/30/23 *See note below
Cook Resident 17th Brian Flaherty Retired 7/14/23  *See note below
CookResident17thCarmen K. AguilarRetiring 12/31/23 *See note below
Cook Resident 18th James Linn Retired 8/31/23  *See note below
Cook Resident18thLauren EdidinRetiring 1/30/24 *See note below
Cook Resident 19th Robert Senechalle, Jr. Retired 9/11/23  *See note below
CookResident20thElizabeth BudzinskiRetired 9/29/23 *See note below

 Cook County: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f The associate judgeship of Maxwell Griffin, Jr. is converted to a resident judgeship alloted to Subcircuit 16.

 Cook County: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f The associate judgeship of Lawrence E. Flood is converted to a resident judgeship alloted to Subcircuit 16.

 Cook County: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f The associate judgeship of Brian K. Flaherty is converted to a resident judgeship alloted to Subcircuit 17.

 Cook County: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f The associate judgeship of Carmen K. Aguilar is converted to a resident judgeship alloted to Subcircuit 17.

 Cook County: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f The associate judgeship of James Linn is converted to a resident judgeship alloted to Subcircuit 18.

 Cook County: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f The associate judgeship of Lauren Edidin is converted to a resident judgeship alloted to Subcircuit 18.

 Cook County: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f The associate judgeship of Robert Senechalle, Jr. is converted to a resident judgeship alloted to Subcircuit 19.

 Cook County: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f The associate judgeship of Elizabeth Budzinksi is converted to a resident judgeship alloted to Subcircuit 20.

Downstate Vacancies

Circuit Type of
Judgeship
County or
Subcircuit
Judicial Officer Status
1st Resident Pope Joseph Leberman Retired 10/31/22
2ndResidentFranklinThomas TedeschiRetiring 11/30/24
4th  Resident Montgomery James L. Roberts Retired 3/31/23
4th At Large N/A Michael McHaney Elected Appellate 12/5/22
5th Resident Vermilion Nancy S. Fahey Retired 9/30/22
6th Resident Douglas Richard L. Broch, Jr. Retired 3/31/23
7thResident3rdKenneth DeihlRetiring 11/30/24
9th Resident McDonough William Poncin Did Not Seek Retention in 2022 - Term Expired 12/4/22
10th Resident Peoria Michael D. Risinger Retired 11/30/22 *See note below
10th Resident Peoria Kevin Lyons Retired 8/4/23
10h ResidentStarkBruce FehrenbacherDeceased 11/22/23
12th At Large N/A Susan O'Leary Retired 7/31/23
12th Resident 2nd James Jeffrey Allen Retired 12/31/22  *See note below
12th Resident 4th Paula A. Gomora Retiring 1/5/24  *See note below
13th Resident Bureau Marc Bernabei Retired 8/14/22
13th Resident LaSalle Joseph Hettel Appointed Appellate 7/2/22
13th Resident Grundy Lance Peterson Appointed Appellate 8/1/22
14th Resident Mercer James Conway, Jr. Retired 8/10/23
14th Resident Whiteside Patricia Senneff Retiring 12/1/24
14th Resident Whiteside Stanley Steines Retiring 12/31/23
16th At Large N/A Donald Hudson Deceased 4/11/23
16th Resident 2nd John Noverini Retired 8/15/22  *See note below
16th Resident 4th Thomas Hull, III Retired 9/6/24  *See note below
17th Resident 1st Joseph G. McGraw Retired 7/5/23 *See note below
18th Resident 2nd Linda E. Davenport Appointed to the Appellate Court *See note below
18th Resident 3rd John J. Kinsella Retired 1/27/23 *See note below
18th Resident 1st Liam C. Brennan Elected to the Appellate Court *See note below
21st Resident Kankakee Adrienne Albrecht Retired 7/5/22
22nd At Large N/A Robert Wilbrandt, Jr. Retired 7/23/22
22nd ResidentMcHenryJames S. CowlinRetiring 1/30/24
23rd Resident Kendall Melissa S. Barnhart Retired 7/10/22

 10th Circuit: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f-16(a) The at-large judgeship of Michael D. Risinger is converted to a Peoria Resident judgeship.

 12th Circuit: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f-4 The resident judgeship of James Jeffrey Allen is re-alloted to Subcircuit 2.

 12th Circuit: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f-4 The resident judgeship of Paula Gamora is re-alloted to Subcircuit 4.

 16th Circuit: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f-9 The resident judgeship of John A. Noverini is re-alloted to Subcircuit 2.

 16th Circuit: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f-9 The resident judgeship of Thomas Clinton Hull, III is re-alloted to Subcircuit 4.

 17th Circuit: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f-6 The at-large judgeship of Joseph G. McGraw is converted to a resident judgeship and alloted to Subcircuit 1. 

 18th Circuit: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f-18 The at-large judgeship of Linda E. Davenport is converted to a resident judgeship and alloted to Subcircuit 2.

 18th Circuit: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f-18 The at-large judgeship of John J. Kinsella is converted to a resident judgeship and alloted to Subcircuit 3.

 18th Circuit: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f-18 The resident judgeship of Liam C. Brennan is alloted to Subcircuit 1.

 

Judicial Vacancies for the 2026 Election

Cook County Vacancies

Circuit Type of
Judgeship
 Subcircuit Judicial Officer Status
CookAt LargeN/APaul A. KarkulaRetired 1/29/24
Cook Resident 19th Michael J. Kane Retiring 2/23/24 *See note below
CookResident20thDavid E. HaraczRetiring 3/31/24 *See note below

 19th Subcircuit: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f - created by Judicial Circuits Districting Act of 2022.

 20th Subcircuit: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f - created by Judicial Circuits Districting Act of 2022.

Downstate Vacancies

Circuit Type of
Judgeship
County or Subcircuit Judicial Officer Status
10thResidentPeoriaJohn P. VespaRetiring 07/31/24 *See note below

 10th Circuit: Pursuant to 705 ILCS 35/2f-16(a) The at-large judgeship of John P. Vespa is converted and elected as a Peoria resident judgeship.