100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Luis Arroyo
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
705 ILCS 35/2f
from Ch. 37, par. 72.2f
Amends the Circuit Courts Act to provide that: in 2021, the General
Assembly shall redraw the boundaries of the subcircuits of Circuit of Cook
County to reflect the results of the 2020 federal decennial census; a
resident judgeship assigned to a subcircuit shall continue to be assigned
to that subcircuit; and a vacancy in a resident judgeship existing on or
occurring after the effective date of a law redrawing the boundaries of the
subcircuits shall be filled by a resident of the redrawn subcircuit.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning courts.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Circuit Courts Act is amended by changing
Section 2f as follows:
(705 ILCS 35/2f)
(from Ch. 37, par. 72.2f)
(a) The Circuit of Cook County shall be divided
units to be known as subcircuits. The subcircuits shall
contiguous, and substantially equal in population.
The General Assembly
shall create the subcircuits by law on or
July 1, 1991, using population data as determined by the
1990 Federal census.
(a-5) In 2021, the General Assembly shall redraw the
boundaries of the subcircuits to reflect the results of the
2020 federal decennial census. In accordance with subsection
(d), a resident judgeship assigned to a subcircuit shall
continue to be assigned to that subcircuit. Any vacancy in a
resident judgeship existing on or occurring after the effective
date of a law redrawing the boundaries of the subcircuits shall
be filled by a resident of the redrawn subcircuit.
(b) The 165 resident judges to be elected from the Circuit
County shall be determined under paragraph (4) of
subsection (a) of Section 2 of the
Judicial Vacancies Act.