Illinois Third District Appellate Court
The Illinois Third District Appellate Court encompasses the northern counties in the state, including some of the more populated areas in the state.
|Illinois Third District Appellate Court|
|Method:||Partisan election of judges|
The Third District Appellate Court includes 21 counties across the central-north part of the state: Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Warren, Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, Whiteside, Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Tazewell, Bureau, Grundy, LaSalle, Iroquois, Kankakee, and Will County.
| Illinois Appellate|
Like every appellate district, the judges elected to the Third District serve 10 year terms "for a term commencing on the first Monday in December following his [or her] election."
|Judge Robert L. Carter||2006-2014|
|Judge William Holdridge||12/5/1994-12/1/2024|
|Judge Tom Lytton||1992-12/2022|
|Judge Mary McDade||2000-2020|
|Judge Mary O'Brien||2003-12/1/2024|
|Judge Daniel Schmidt||2002-2022|
|Judge Vicki Wright||2006-2016|
- News: Some Illinois court records to be available electronically
- Illinois Appellate Court
- Illinois First District Appellate Court
- Illinois Second District Appellate Court
- Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court
- Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court
- Four Illinois appellate court districts were founded in 1877, but they were reorganized into five districts in 1964. See: Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court, "History of the Illinois Courts," accessed July 8, 2014
- May vary for chief judge
- Illinois Constitution, "Article VI, Sections 10 and 12(d)"