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Illinois Cook Judicial Circuit Court

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The Cook Judicial Circuit encompasses Cook County, Illinois. It is the largest judicial district in the state and, according to the court website, "one of the largest unified court systems in the world."[1]

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Circuit Court Judges

Serving Chicago, unless otherwise noted:

Jurisdiction of the Cook Judicial Circuit
Cook County Courthouse housing the domestic violence division.

Resident Judges

Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Chicago's South Side

Associate Judges

Former judges

Operation Greylord

In the 1980s, the Cook County Circuit Court was probed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Operation Greylord. Allegations of corruption in the court ranged from fixing drunk driving cases to felony charges. A lawyer was caught on tape bragging that "even a murder case can be fixed if the judge is given something to hang his hat on."[4]

By the end of the probe, nearly 100 people, including lawyers, police officers, court clerks, sheriff's deputies, and 17 judges were indicted, and all but a handful were convicted. Of the judges indicted, 15 were convicted of corruption charges, including Judge Richard LeFevour who was sentenced to twelve years in prison for taking bribes to fix traffic cases.[4]

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2014

Arnold vacancy
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MitchellBridget Anne Mitchell NoDemocratic63.7%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
Swanson, Jr.Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. NoDemocratic36.3% 
Burke vacancy
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MartinezMaritza Martinez NoDemocratic100%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
DuganJohn Michael Dugan NoRepublican100%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
Connors vacancy
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
RiversKristal Rivers NoDemocratic71.0%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
VilkelisPeter J. Vilkelis NoDemocratic29.0% 
O'BrienBrendan A. O'Brien NoDemocraticWithdrawn% 
Unopposed  Judge Daniel J. Kubasiak (Egan vacancy)
Unopposed   Patricia O'Brien Sheahan (Felton vacancy)
Unopposed  Judge Caroline K. Moreland (Howse, Jr. vacancy)
Lowrance vacancy
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
DuganJanet Elizabeth Dugan No100%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
CarrollThomas J. Carroll (Illinois) NoDemocratic100%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
McDonald vacancy
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
CobbsCynthia Y. Cobbs YesDemocratic72.3%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
MastandreaLinda L. Mastandrea NoDemocratic27.7% 
Neville, Jr. vacancy
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
RainesWilliam B. Raines NoDemocratic37.0%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
SprattPatricia S. Spratt NoDemocratic22.4% 
MelchorMary Alice Melchor NoDemocratic12.9% 
GallagherCarolyn Joan Gallagher NoDemocratic27.7% 
Reyes vacancy
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
RosarioDiana Rosario NoDemocratic68.0%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
FeldmanStephen J. Feldman NoDemocratic32.0% 
Veal vacancy
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
BufordAndrea M. Buford YesDemocratic64.2%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
KachmarikKelly Maloney Kachmarik NoDemocratic12.5% 
CrawleyJames Patrick Crawley NoDemocratic23.4% 
Retention
JudgeElection Vote
FlanaganThomas Flanagan Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
McGinnisSheila McGinnis Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
LoveNoreen Love Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
CoghlanMary Ellen Coghlan Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
EganLynn Egan Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
NixonLewis Nixon Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
Kristyna C. Ryan Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
McGuryKathleen McGury Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
PowellJoan Powell Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
FlanneryJames Flannery Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
WalkerDebra B. Walker Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
ClayEvelyn Clay Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
PattiSebastian Patti Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
KarnezisThemis Karnezis Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
ByrneThomas J. Byrne Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
Sutker-DermerShelley Sutker-Dermer Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
ToominMichael Toomin Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
HymanMichael Hyman Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
Ward KirbyMaureen Ward Kirby Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
MasonMary Anne Mason Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
JohnsonMarilyn Johnson Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
BrennanMargaret Brennan Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
KennedyKerry Kennedy Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
BrewerEileen Brewer Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
SullivanLaura Sullivan Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   
Gordon-CannonDiane Gordon-Cannon Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   

2012 election

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPredecessorPrimary VoteElection Vote
BellowsCarole Bellows   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
HaberkornCatherine Haberkorn   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
SheehanColleen Sheehan   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
RamirezCynthia Ramirez   ApprovedANoDemocraticVacancy of Donald O'Brien60.04%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
MarsalekDiann Karen Marsalek   ApprovedAYesDemocraticVacancy of Margaret O'Mara Frossard34.67%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
HayesElizabeth Mary Hayes   ApprovedANoDemocraticVacancy of John Ward28.63%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
Erica L. Reddick   ApprovedAYesDemocraticVacancy of Dorothy Kinnaird55.30%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
MurphyJames P. Murphy   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
Prendergast RooneyJean M. Prendergast Rooney   ApprovedAYesDemocraticVacancy of Daniel Jordan100%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
O'BrienJessica A. O'Brien   ApprovedANoDemocraticVacancy of Henry Simmons47.79%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
GuillemetteJo Anne Guillemette    NoDemocraticVacancy of Claudia Conlon13.53% 
O'BrienJoan O'Brien   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
Murphy GormanJoyce Murphy Gorman   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
O'MalleyKaren Lynn O'Malley   ApprovedANoDemocraticVacancy of Claudia Conlon47.71%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
FlanaganKathy Flanagan   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
Lorna E. Propes   ApprovedANoDemocraticVacancy of Aurelia Pucinski52.62%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
MarasMarcia Maras   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
BrosnahanMary Brosnahan   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
CoghlanMatthew Coghlan   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
HowlettMichael Howlett   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
McHaleMichael McHale   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
MullenMichael Tully Mullen   ApprovedANoDemocraticVacancy of Paul Stralka100%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
Hill-VealPamela Hill-Veal   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
LeemingPamela Leeming   ApprovedAYesRepublicanVacancy of Stewart37.44%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
O'BrienPatrick W. O'Brien   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
KarkulaPaul Karkula   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
FunderburkRaymond Funderburk   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
WalshRichard Walsh   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
HartiganRussell Hartigan   ApprovedAYesDemocraticVacancy of John Moran100%ApprovedA100%   ApprovedA
HillStanley L. Hill    YesDemocraticVacancy of Claudia Conlon38.8% 
LubinStuart Lubin   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
PalmerStuart Palmer   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
RotiThomas Roti   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA