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Kenneth L. Popejoy

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Kenneth L. Popejoy
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Current Court Information:
Illinois Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court
Title:   Judge
Approval vote:   2004-2016
Past position:   Associate Judge, Eighteenth Circuit
Past term:   1997-2004
Personal History
Home state:   Illinois
Undergraduate:   Michigan State University, 1973
Law School:   Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1977

Kenneth L. Popejoy is a judge of the Eighteenth Circuit Court of Illinois.[1] He was elected to this position in 2004, his current term expiring in 2016.[2]


Popejoy earned an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 1973, going on to obtain his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1977.[2]

At Michigan State, Popejoy was a premier mile-runner. He was the indoor NCAA champion in 1972, also taking the Big Ten Championships in 1972 and 1973. He qualified at the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon in 1976—a year during which he was ranked ninth overall in the world for his sub-four minute mile time. His accomplishments and contributions to the sport earned him a place in the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.[2]


Throughout his law career, Popejoy has spent time coaching younger runners, including James Spivey, an Olympic miler in the 1980s and 90s.[2]

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