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The Illinois State Board of Elections will meet next week to hear challenges to the candidacies of three sitting circuit judges who have chosen unusual paths toward keeping their positions. Twentieth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge John Baricevic and Circuit Judges Robert LeChien and Robert Haida submitted letters of resignation to Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman both on Aug. 3 and Aug. 14, 2015, writing that they intended to seek election to their seats rather than to seek retenti
St. Clair County judges hire election law specialist to defend nomination objections; Kasper has represented Obama, Clinton and Emanuel
A Chicago election law attorney who has represented President Obama and former President Clinton in election litigation will be helping three St. Clair County judges whose nomination papers face challenge at the Illinois State Board of Elections.