Illinois Judges Association News

Overstreet reflects on successful election campaign to 10-year term at Fifth District

By John Breslin | Nov 26, 2018

Justice David Overstreet has described it as an honor to be elected by voters across 37 counties as he gains a permanent position on the Fifth District Appellate Court.

Gleeson, Cruse and Emge respond to ICJL questionnaire on range of topics

By Ann Maher | Oct 16, 2018

Voters in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit - St. Clair, Monroe, Perry, Randolph and Washington counties - will be asked in next month's election whether circuit judges Andrew Gleeson (chief judge), Zina Cruse (at large judge) and Daniel Emge (Washington County resident judge) should be retained - yes or no.

Illinois State Bar Association appoints Madison County judge to section council

By Charmaine Little | Aug 9, 2018

Third Judicial Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli will serve on the bench and bar section council for the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Illinois State Bar Association chooses Madison County judge for two advocacy councils

By Charmaine Little | Aug 9, 2018

A Madison County juvenile court judge will serve on two section councils of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Madison County Courthouse unveils Abraham Lincoln portrait

By Charmaine Little | Jun 22, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A canvas portrait of Abraham Lincoln can now be seen in the lobby of the Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville.

Appellate justice in 'full campaign mode' as he seeks election to seat on the bench

By John Breslin | Jun 18, 2018

Justice David Overstreet, who seeks election to a seat on the Fifth District Appellate Court, says he is in full campaign mode ahead of the November election.

Lincoln photo unveiling at St. Clair County courthouse part of Illinois' bicentennial events

By Karen Kidd | May 25, 2018

BELLEVILLE — The unveiling of a high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph at the St. Clair County Courthouse helped kick off events celebrating Illinois' bicentennial, an Illinois State Bar Association official said.

Third Judicial Circuit judge awarded National Judicial College scholarship

By Dawn Geske | May 16, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County Associate Judge Maureen Schuette has been awarded a scholarship to the National Judicial College for 2018.

Associate judges present '7 Reasons to Leave the Party'

By Karen Kidd | Nov 3, 2017

SHILOH – Two St. Clair associate circuit court judges running in next year's general election to fill vacancies on the bench recently presented a program to teenagers about the consequences of making poor choices, according to a press release.

Overstreet announces bid for permanent seat at Fifth District

By Ann Maher | Oct 30, 2017

Justice David Overstreet of Mt. Vernon will seek election to the Fifth District Appellate Court for the seat being vacated next year by Justice Richard Goldenhersh, who is retiring.

Illinois Judges Association seeks to help teens stay away from alcohol and drugs with video

By Dee Thompson | Sep 20, 2017

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew J. Gleeson believes it’s vital to reach teenagers before they end up in his courtroom, and that’s why he is encouraging his fellow judges to promote a new video put out by the Illinois Judges Association (IJA) called “7 Reasons to Leave the Party.”

Retired judge Coady named IJA president

By Mike Helenthal | Jun 7, 2017

CHICAGO — John Coady, a retired judge from the Fourth Judicial Circuit, was named the 2017-18 president of the Illinois Judges Association.

Crowder selected as Secretary of the Illinois Judges Association

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 6, 2017

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder was selected to serve as the Secretary of the Illinois Judges Association during the annual meeting on June 2.

Judge Sarah Smith certified as Illinois National Guard’s first military judge under code of military justice

By Melissa Busch | May 17, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — Growing up in Edwardsville, Third Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Sarah Smith, a daughter of a lineman and a stay-at-home mom, knew that if she wanted to go college, she would have to figure out a way to pay for it.

Upcoming legal seminar will feature local judges' take on professionalism, ethics

By John Revak | May 12, 2017

Local judges will headline a "best practices" legal seminar set for May 19 at the Collinsville Doubletree Hotel.

Illinois judge and attorney groups to host annual joint convention

By Taryn Phaneuf | Dec 7, 2016

CHICAGO — Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton will speak at an annual lunch gathering of judges and attorneys in the state.

Karmeier sworn-in as Chief Justice of Illinois Supreme Court

By Ann Maher | Nov 2, 2016

SPRINGFIELD – Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier was installed Monday as Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, becoming the state's 120th chief justice. 

Crowder installed as treasurer of IJA for '16-'17 term

By Carrie Salls | Jun 14, 2016

Madison County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Crowder started a one-year term as treasurer f the Illinois Judges Association (IJA) following installation of a new slate of officers for 2016-2017 on June 3.

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