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Full Text of HB0350  102nd General Assembly

HB0350sam002 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Sen. Don Harmon

Filed: 4/8/2022

 

 


 

 


 
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1
AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 350

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 350 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 1. Legislative Intent.
5    (a) It is the intent of the General Assembly that this
6amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly makes changes to
7the Judicial Circuits Districting Act of 2022 and the Circuit
8Courts Act to effectuate the intent of Public Act 102-693 by
9correcting drafting errors and making clarifications, while
10converting the remaining at-large judgeships in the 6th and
1117th judicial circuits to resident judgeships similar to other
12circuits, including, but not limited to, the 3rd and 19th
13judicial circuits.
14    (b) This amendatory Act corrects a drafting error in
15Public Act 102-693 that included Lake County precincts in
16subcircuit 1 of the 22nd Circuit. Lake County is not in the
1722nd Circuit. The inclusion of those precincts was

 

 

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1inadvertent.
2    (c) This amendatory Act also clarifies that, in accordance
3with the Illinois Constitution of 1970, no change in the
4boundaries shall affect an incumbent judge's qualification for
5office or right to run for retention. Incumbent circuit judges
6have the right to run for retention in the circuit. Nothing in
7Public Act 102-693 or this Act is intended to affect the tenure
8of any circuit judge elected or appointed or limit retention
9elections to an area less than the whole circuit as provided
10for by the Constitution.
 
11    Section 5. The Judicial Circuits Districting Act of 2022
12is amended by changing Section 45 as follows:
 
13    (705 ILCS 24/45)
14    Sec. 45. 22nd Judicial Circuit. On and after December 2,
152024, the 22nd Judicial Circuit is divided into 4 subcircuits
16as follows:
 
17Judicial Subcircuit 1 consists of the following:
 
18In McHenry
19VOTING PRECINCTS:
20Algonquin 2, Algonquin 3, Algonquin 4, Algonquin 5, Algonquin
217, Algonquin 8, Algonquin 10, Algonquin 11, Algonquin 12,
22Algonquin 13, Algonquin 15, Algonquin 19, Algonquin 20,

 

 

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1Algonquin 21, Algonquin 22, Algonquin 23, Algonquin 24,
2Algonquin 25, Algonquin 26, Algonquin 27, Algonquin 28,
3Algonquin 29, Algonquin 31, Algonquin 34, Algonquin 35,
4Algonquin 36, Algonquin 37, Algonquin 38, Algonquin 40,
5Algonquin 41, Algonquin 42, Algonquin 43, Algonquin 46,
6Algonquin 47, Algonquin 48, Algonquin 50, Algonquin 51,
7Algonquin 52, Algonquin 53, Algonquin 54, Algonquin 57,
8Algonquin 58, Algonquin 59, Algonquin 60, Algonquin 61,
9Algonquin 62, Algonquin 63, Algonquin 65, Algonquin 66,
10Algonquin 67, Algonquin 68, Grafton 8, Grafton 10, Grafton 30,
11Grafton 31, Nunda 2, Nunda 3, Nunda 5, Nunda 13
12In Lake
13VOTING PRECINCTS:
14Avon 18, Avon 19, Avon 20, Avon 24, Avon 25, Avon 26, Avon 27,
15Avon 28, Avon 29, Avon 30, Avon 31, Avon 37, Avon 40, Avon 47,
16Grant 136, Grant 140, Grant 142, Lake Villa 164, Lake Villa 165
 
17In Voting Precinct: Avon 21, in Lake
18BLOCKS:
19170978612021053, 170978612021054, 170978612022015,
20170978612022016, 170978612022019, 170978612022020,
21170978612022021, 170978612022022, 170978612022025,
22170978612022026, 170978612022027
 
23In Voting Precinct: Avon 32, in Lake
24BLOCKS:

 

 

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1170978612012016, 170978612012017, 170978612014029,
2170978614032000, 170978614041001, 170978614041002,
3170978614041005, 170978614041006, 170978614041007,
4170978614041008, 170978614041015, 170978614041016,
5170978614041017, 170978614041018, 170978614041021,
6170978614041022, 170978614041023, 170978614041024,
7170978614041025, 170978614041026, 170978614041027,
8170978614041028, 170978614041029, 170978614041030,
9170978614042000, 170978614042001, 170978614042002,
10170978614042003, 170978614042004, 170978614042005,
11170978614042006, 170978614042007, 170978614043000,
12170978614043001, 170978614043002, 170978614043003,
13170978614043004, 170978614043005, 170978614043006,
14170978614043007, 170978614043008, 170978614043009,
15170978614044007
 
16In Voting Precinct: Avon 38, in Lake
17BLOCKS:
18170978614021044, 170978614022016, 170978614022017,
19170978614022018, 170978614023000, 170978614023001,
20170978614023002, 170978614023003, 170978614024027
 
21In Voting Precinct: Avon 39, in Lake
22BLOCKS:
23170978614022001, 170978614022002, 170978614022003,
24170978614022004, 170978614022011, 170978614022012,

 

 

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1170978614022013, 170978614022014, 170978614022015,
2170978614022019, 170978614022020, 170978614032013,
3170978614032014, 170978614032015, 170978614032016,
4170978614032017, 170978614032018, 170978614032019,
5170978614042008, 170978614042009, 170978614042010,
6170978614042011, 170978614042012, 170978614042013,
7170978614042014, 170978614042015, 170978614042016,
8170978614042017, 170978614044004, 170978614044005,
9170978614044011, 170978614044012, 170978614044013,
10170978614044014, 170978614044015, 170978614044016,
11170978614044017
 
12In Voting Precinct: Avon 41, in Lake
13BLOCKS:
14170978614024000, 170978614024001, 170978614024002,
15170978614024009, 170978614024030, 170978614024031,
16170978614024032
 
17In Voting Precinct: Avon 44, in Lake
18BLOCKS:
19170978611052007, 170978611052008, 170978611052009,
20170978611052010, 170978611052011, 170978611052012,
21170978611052013, 170978611052014, 170978614024004,
22170978614024005, 170978614024006, 170978614024007,
23170978614024008, 170978614024033, 170978614024034,
24170978614024035
 

 

 

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1In Voting Precinct: Fremont 106, in Lake
2BLOCKS:
3170978641091000, 170978641091001, 170978641091002,
4170978641091003, 170978641091004, 170978641091005,
5170978641091006, 170978641091007, 170978641091008,
6170978641091009, 170978641091010, 170978641091025,
7170978641091026, 170978641091027, 1709789, Algonquin 31,
8Algonquin 34, Algonquin 35, Algonquin 36, Algonquin 37,
9Algonquin 38, Algonquin 40, Algonquin 41, Algonquin 42,
10Algonquin 43, Algonquin 46, Algonquin 47, Algonquin 48,
11Algonquin 50, Algonquin 51, Algonquin 52, Algonquin 53,
12Algonquin 54, Algonquin 57, Algonquin 58, Algonquin 59,
13Algonquin 60, Algonquin 61, Algonquin 62, Algonquin 63,
14Algonquin 65, Algonquin 66, Algonquin 67, Algonquin 68,
15Grafton 8, Grafton 10, Grafton 30, Grafton 31, Nunda 2, Nunda
163, Nunda 5, Nunda 13
 
17Judicial Subcircuit 2 consists of the following:
 
18In County: McHenry
19TOWNSHIPS:
20Dorr township
 
21In McHenry
22VOTING PRECINCTS:

 

 

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1Grafton 2, Grafton 3, Grafton 5, Grafton 6, Grafton 7, Grafton
225, Greenwood 2, Greenwood 4, Grafton 11, Grafton 12, Grafton
313, Grafton 16, Grafton 18, Grafton 19, Grafton 20, Grafton
421, Grafton 23, Grafton 24, Grafton 28, Grafton 29, McHenry
534, Nunda 10, Nunda 11, Nunda 15, Nunda 17, Nunda 18, Nunda 19,
6Nunda 20, Nunda 29
 
7In Voting Precinct: Greenwood 6, in McHenry
8BLOCKS:
9171118704021000, 171118704021001, 171118704021035,
10171118704021037, 171118704041005, 171118704041006,
11171118704041007, 171118704041008, 171118704041010,
12171118704041011, 171118704041012, 171118704041014,
13171118704041015, 171118704041021, 171118704041022,
14171118704041023, 171118704041024, 171118704041025,
15171118704041026, 171118704041027, 171118704041028,
16171118704041029, 171118704041030, 171118704041031,
17171118704041032, 171118704041033, 171118704041034,
18171118704041035, 171118704041040
 
19In Voting Precinct: McHenry 11, in McHenry
20BLOCKS:
21171118705011002, 171118705011013, 171118705011025,
22171118705011026, 171118705011027, 171118705011028,
23171118705011029, 171118705011030, 171118705011031,
24171118705011032, 171118705011033, 171118705011034,

 

 

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1171118705011035, 171118705011036, 171118705011037,
2171118705011038, 171118705011039, 171118705011048
 
3In Voting Precinct: Nunda 21, in McHenry
4BLOCKS:
5171118708133005, 171118708133007, 171118708133012,
6171118708133013, 171118708133014, 171118708133015,
7171118708133016
 
8In Voting Precinct: Nunda 27, in McHenry
9BLOCKS:
10171118708131020, 171118708131021, 171118708131022,
11171118708131034, 171118708131035, 171118708131037,
12171118708132000, 171118708132004, 171118708132005,
13171118708132006, 171118708132007, 171118708132008,
14171118708132009, 171118708132010, 171118708132011,
15171118708132012, 171118708132013, 171118708132014,
16171118708132015
 
17Judicial Subcircuit 3 consists of the following:
 
18In McHenry
19VOTING PRECINCTS:
20Algonquin 1, Algonquin 6, Algonquin 9, Algonquin 14, Algonquin
2116, Algonquin 17, Algonquin 18, Algonquin 30, Algonquin 32,
22Algonquin 33, Algonquin 39, Algonquin 44, Algonquin 45,

 

 

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1Algonquin 49, Algonquin 55, Algonquin 56, Algonquin 64,
2McHenry 2, McHenry 3, McHenry 4, McHenry 6, McHenry 7, McHenry
39, McHenry 12, McHenry 13, McHenry 14, McHenry 15, McHenry 16,
4McHenry 17, McHenry 18, McHenry 20, McHenry 21, McHenry 22,
5McHenry 23, McHenry 24, McHenry 25, McHenry 26, McHenry 27,
6McHenry 28, McHenry 30, McHenry 31, McHenry 32, Nunda 1, Nunda
74, Nunda 6, Nunda 7, Nunda 8, Nunda 9, Nunda 12, Nunda 14,
8Nunda 16, Nunda 22, Nunda 23, Nunda 24, Nunda 25, Nunda 26,
9Nunda 28
 
10In Voting Precinct: McHenry 1, in McHenry
11BLOCKS:
12171118706042000, 171118706042001, 171118706042002,
13171118706042003, 171118706042004, 171118706042005,
14171118706043000, 171118707032021, 171118707032022,
15171118707032023, 171118707032024, 171118707032034,
16171118707032035, 171118707032036, 171118707032037,
17171118707032038, 171118707032039, 171118707032040,
18171118707032043, 171118707032048, 171118707032049,
19171118707032050, 171118707032051, 171118707032052
 
20In Voting Precinct: McHenry 11, in McHenry
21BLOCKS:
22171118706051000, 171118706051001, 171118706051002,
23171118706051003, 171118706051004, 171118706051005,
24171118706051006, 171118706051007, 171118706051008,

 

 

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1171118706051009, 171118706051010, 171118706051011,
2171118706051012, 171118706051013, 171118706051014,
3171118706051015, 171118706054004, 171118706054005
 
4In Voting Precinct: McHenry 29, in McHenry
5BLOCKS:
6171118705012048, 171118706031000, 171118706031001,
7171118706031003, 171118706031004, 171118706031005,
8171118706031006, 171118706031007, 171118706031009,
9171118706031010, 171118706031014, 171118706031015,
10171118706031043, 171118706031044, 171118706031049,
11171118706031050, 171118706031051, 171118706031052,
12171118706031053, 171118706031054, 171118706031055,
13171118706031056, 171118706031057, 171118706031058,
14171118706031059, 171118706031060, 171118706031062,
15171118706031063, 171118706031064, 171118706031065,
16171118706031066, 171118706031067, 171118706031068,
17171118706031069, 171118706031076
 
18In Voting Precinct: McHenry 35, in McHenry
19BLOCKS:
20171118707032025, 171118707032026, 171118707032027,
21171118707032028, 171118707032029, 171118707032032,
22171118707034021, 171118707034032
 
23In Voting Precinct: Nunda 21, in McHenry

 

 

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1BLOCKS:
2171118708081000, 171118708093000, 171118708093001,
3171118708093002, 171118708093003, 171118708093004,
4171118708093005, 171118708093006, 171118708093007,
5171118708093008, 171118708093009, 171118708093017,
6171118708093018, 171118708093019, 171118708093020,
7171118708093021, 171118708093027, 171118708093028,
8171118708093029, 171118708093030, 171118708093031,
9171118708093032, 171118708093033, 171118708094039,
10171118708094040, 171118708094041, 171118708132018,
11171118708132019, 171118708132025, 171118708132026,
12171118708133000, 171118708133001, 171118708133002,
13171118708133003, 171118708133004, 171118708133023,
14171118708133030
 
15In Voting Precinct: Nunda 27, in McHenry
16BLOCKS:
17171118708094008, 171118708094009, 171118708094010,
18171118708094011, 171118708094012, 171118708094013,
19171118708094014, 171118708094015, 171118708094016,
20171118708094017, 171118708094018, 171118708094019,
21171118708094020, 171118708094021, 171118708094022,
22171118708094023, 171118708094024, 171118708094025,
23171118708094026, 171118708094027, 171118708094028,
24171118708094029, 171118708094030, 171118708094031,
25171118708094032, 171118708094033, 171118708094034,

 

 

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1171118708094035, 171118708094036, 171118708094037,
2171118708094038
 
3Judicial Subcircuit 4 consists of the following:
 
4In County: McHenry
5TOWNSHIPS:
6Alden township, Burton township, Chemung township, Coral
7township, Dunham township, Hartland township, Hebron township,
8Marengo township, Richmond township, Riley township, Seneca
9township
 
10In McHenry
11VOTING PRECINCTS:
12Grafton 1, Grafton 4, Greenwood 1, Greenwood 3, Greenwood 5,
13Greenwood 7, Grafton 9, Grafton 14, Grafton 15, Grafton 17,
14Grafton 22, Grafton 26, Grafton 27, McHenry 5, McHenry 8,
15McHenry 10, McHenry 19, McHenry 33
 
16In Voting Precinct: Greenwood 6, in McHenry
17BLOCKS:
18171118704031048, 171118704031049, 171118704031050
 
19In Voting Precinct: McHenry 1, in McHenry
20BLOCKS:
21171118701042065, 171118707032002, 171118707032003,

 

 

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1171118707032004, 171118707032005, 171118707032006,
2171118707032007, 171118707032008, 171118707032009,
3171118707032010, 171118707032013, 171118707032014,
4171118707032015, 171118707032016, 171118707032017,
5171118707032018, 171118707032019, 171118707032020,
6171118707032030, 171118707032031, 171118707032033
 
7In Voting Precinct: McHenry 29, in McHenry
8BLOCKS:
9171118705012000, 171118705012001, 171118705012002,
10171118705012003, 171118705012004, 171118705012005,
11171118705012006, 171118705012013, 171118705012014,
12171118705012015, 171118705012016, 171118705012023,
13171118705012024, 171118705012025, 171118705012026,
14171118705012027, 171118705012074, 171118705012075,
15171118705012076, 171118705012077
 
16In Voting Precinct: McHenry 35, in McHenry
17BLOCKS:
18171118707032000, 171118707032001, 171118707034000,
19171118707034001, 171118707034002, 171118707034003,
20171118707034004, 171118707034005, 171118707034006,
21171118707034007, 171118707034008, 171118707034009,
22171118707034010, 171118707034011, 171118707034012,
23171118707034013, 171118707034014, 171118707034015,
24171118707034016, 171118707034017, 171118707034018,

 

 

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1171118707034019, 171118707034020
2(Source: P.A. 102-693, eff. 1-7-22.)
 
3    Section 10. The Circuit Courts Act is amended by changing
4Sections 2, 2f, 2f-2, 2f-4, 2f-5, 2f-6, 2f-9, 2f-13, 2f-14,
52f-15, 2f-18, and 37 as follows:
 
6    (705 ILCS 35/2)  (from Ch. 37, par. 72.2)
7    Sec. 2. Circuit judges. Circuit judges shall be elected at
8the general elections and for terms as provided in Article VI
9of the Illinois Constitution. Ninety-four circuit judges shall
10be elected in the Circuit of Cook County, and 3 circuit judges
11shall be elected in each of the other circuits except as
12provided in this Section. In circuits other than Cook County
13containing a population of 230,000 or more inhabitants and in
14which there is included a county containing a population of
15200,000 or more inhabitants, or in circuits other than Cook
16County containing a population of 270,000 or more inhabitants,
17according to the last preceding federal census and in the
18circuit where the seat of State government is situated at the
19time fixed by law for the nomination of judges of the Circuit
20Court in such circuit and in any circuit which meets the
21requirements set out in Section 2a of this Act, 4 circuit
22judges shall be elected in the manner provided by law. In
23circuits other than Cook County in which each county in the
24circuit has a population of 475,000 or more, 4 circuit judges

 

 

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1shall be elected in addition to the 4 circuit judges provided
2for in this Section. In any circuit composed of 2 counties
3having a total population of 350,000 or more, one circuit
4judge shall be elected in addition to the 4 circuit judges
5provided for in this Section.
6    In the 3rd judicial circuit, there shall be no at-large
7circuit judgeships, and only resident circuit judges shall be
8elected as provided in Section 2f-13.
9    In the 6th judicial circuit, there shall be no at-large
10circuit judgeships, and only resident circuit judges shall be
11elected as provided in Section 2f-14.
12    In the 17th judicial circuit, there shall be no at-large
13circuit judgeships, and only resident circuit judges shall be
14elected as provided in Sections 2f-6 and 2q.
15    Any additional circuit judgeships in the 19th and 22nd
16judicial circuits resulting by operation of this Section shall
17be filled, if at all, at the general election in 2006 only as
18provided in Section 2f-1. Thereafter, however, this Section
19shall not apply to the determination of the number of circuit
20judgeships in the 19th and 22nd judicial circuits. The number
21of circuit judgeships in the 19th judicial circuit shall be
22determined thereafter in accordance with Section 2f-1 and
23Section 2f-2 and shall be reduced in accordance with those
24Sections. The number of circuit judgeships in the 22nd
25judicial circuit shall be determined thereafter in accordance
26with Section 2f-1 and Section 2f-5 and shall be reduced in

 

 

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1accordance with those Sections. In the 19th judicial circuit,
2there shall be no at-large circuit judgeships, and only
3resident circuit judges shall be elected as provided in
4Sections 2f-2.
5    Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section or any
6other law, the number of at-large judgeships of the 12th
7judicial circuit may be reduced as provided in subsections
8(a-10) and (a-15) of Section 2f-4.
9    In the 23rd judicial circuit, there shall be no at-large
10circuit judgeships, and only resident circuit judges shall be
11elected as provided in Sections 2f-10 and 2f-11.
12    In the 24th judicial circuit, there shall be no at-large
13circuit judgeships, and only resident circuit judges shall be
14elected as provided in Section 2f-12.
15    The several judges of the circuit courts of this State,
16before entering upon the duties of their office, shall take
17and subscribe the following oath or affirmation, which shall
18be filed in the office of the Secretary of State:
19    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I
20will support the constitution of the United States, and the
21constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will
22faithfully discharge the duties of judge of.... court,
23according to the best of my ability."
24    One of the 3 additional circuit judgeships authorized by
25this amendatory Act in circuits other than Cook County in
26which each county in the circuit has a population of 475,000 or

 

 

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1more may be filled when this Act becomes law. The 2 remaining
2circuit judgeships in such circuits shall not be filled until
3on or after July 1, 1977.
4(Source: P.A. 102-693, eff. 1-7-22.)
 
5    (705 ILCS 35/2f)  (from Ch. 37, par. 72.2f)
6    Sec. 2f. Circuit of Cook County.
7    (a) Until December 2, 2024, the Circuit of Cook County
8shall be divided into 15 units to be known as subcircuits. On
9and after December 2, 2024, the Circuit of Cook County is
10divided into 20 subcircuits as drawn by the General Assembly.
11The subcircuits shall be compact, contiguous, and
12substantially equal in population. Beginning in 2031, the
13General Assembly shall, in the year following each federal
14decennial census, redraw the boundaries of the subcircuits to
15reflect the results of the most recent federal decennial
16census.
17    In accordance with subsection (d), a resident judgeship
18assigned to a subcircuit shall continue to be assigned to that
19subcircuit. Any vacancy in a resident judgeship existing on or
20occurring after the effective date of a law redrawing the
21boundaries of the subcircuits shall be filled by a resident of
22the redrawn subcircuit.
23    (b) The 165 resident judges to be elected from the Circuit
24of Cook County shall be determined under paragraph (4) of
25subsection (a) of Section 2 of the Judicial Vacancies Act.

 

 

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1    (c) For resident judgeships to be filled by election on or
2before the 2022 general election Until December 2, 2024, the
3Supreme Court shall allot (i) the additional resident
4judgeships provided by paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of
5Section 2 of the Judicial Vacancies Act and (ii) all vacancies
6in resident judgeships existing on or occurring on or after
7the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990, with
8respect to the other resident judgeships of the Circuit of
9Cook County, for election from the various subcircuits until
10there are 11 resident judges to be elected from each of the 15
11subcircuits (for a total of 165). A resident judgeship
12authorized before the effective date of this amendatory Act of
131990 that became vacant and was filled by appointment by the
14Supreme Court before that effective date shall be filled by
15election at the general election in November of 1992 from the
16unit of the Circuit of Cook County within Chicago or the unit
17of that Circuit outside Chicago, as the case may be, in which
18the vacancy occurred.
19    (d) As soon as practicable after the subcircuits are
20created by law, the Supreme Court shall determine by lot a
21numerical order for the 15 subcircuits. That numerical order
22shall be the basis for the order in which resident judgeships
23are assigned to the subcircuits. After the first round of
24assignments, the second and all later rounds shall be based on
25the same numerical order. Once a resident judgeship is
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1that subcircuit for all purposes; provided that a resident
2judge elected from a subcircuit seeking retention shall run
3for retention at large in the circuit in accordance with
4Article VI, Section 12(d) of the Illinois Constitution. No
5elected judge of the Circuit of Cook County serving on January
67, 2022 shall be required to change his or her residency in
7order to continue serving in office or to seek retention in
8office as resident judgeships are allotted by the Supreme
9Court in accordance with this Section.
10    (d-5) For resident judgeships to be filled by election on
11or after the 2024 general election, a vacancy of a resident
12judgeship to be elected from a subcircuit shall be allotted by
13the Supreme Court to the subcircuit created under the Judicial
14Circuits Districting Act of 2022 that numerically corresponds
15to the subcircuit from which the resident judgeship was
16previously allotted. For any resident judgeship to be elected
17from a subcircuit that was not previously allotted to a
18subcircuit, vacancies shall be allotted in numerical order to
19subcircuits created under the Judicial Circuits Districting
20Act of 2022 which numerically correspond to subcircuits that
21had less than 11 resident judges on January 7, 2022 until there
22are 11 resident judges to be elected from each of the
23respective subcircuits. Any newly authorized associate
24judgeships converted to resident circuit judgeships under
25subsection (a) of Section 2 of the Associate Judges Act and any
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1resident circuit judgeships in the Circuit of Cook County
2occurring on or after June 1, 2022 shall be allotted in
3numerical order to Judicial Subcircuits 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20
4until there are 11 resident judges to be elected from each of
5those subcircuits (for a total of 55). The maximum number of
6formerly associate judgeships converted to resident circuit
7judgeships which may be allotted to Judicial Subcircuits 16,
817, 18, 19, and 20 in an election cycle shall be 2 judgeships
9per subcircuit All vacancies in circuit judgeships in the
10Circuit of Cook County, which are not allotted to Judicial
11Subcircuits 1 through 15 pursuant to subsection (c) of this
12Section, existing on or occurring on or after June 1, 2022
13shall be allotted in numerical order to Judicial Subcircuits
1416, 17, 18, 19 and 20 until there are 11 resident judges to be
15elected from each of those subcircuits (for a total of 55).
16    (e) A resident judge elected from a subcircuit shall
17continue to reside in that subcircuit as long as he or she
18holds that office. A resident judge elected from a subcircuit
19after January 1, 2008, must retain residency as a registered
20voter in the subcircuit to run for retention from the circuit
21at large thereafter.
22(Source: P.A. 101-477, eff. 6-1-20; 102-668, eff. 11-15-21;
23102-693, eff. 1-7-22.)
 
24    (705 ILCS 35/2f-2)
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1judges.
2    (a) Prior to December 5, 2022, the 19th circuit shall be
3divided into 6 subcircuits. The subcircuits shall be compact,
4contiguous, and substantially equal in population. The General
5Assembly by law shall create the subcircuits, using population
6data as determined by the 2000 federal census, and shall
7determine a numerical order for the 6 subcircuits. That
8numerical order shall be the basis for the order in which
9resident judgeships are assigned to the subcircuits. The 6
10resident judgeships to be assigned that are not added by or
11converted from at-large judgeships as provided in this
12amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be assigned
13to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th subcircuits, in that
14order. The 6 resident judgeships to be assigned that are added
15by or converted from at-large judgeships as provided in this
16amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be assigned
17to the 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st subcircuits, in that
18order. Once a resident judgeship is assigned to a subcircuit,
19it shall continue to be assigned to that subcircuit for all
20purposes; provided that a resident judge elected from a
21subcircuit seeking retention shall run for retention at large
22in the circuit in accordance with Article VI, Section 12(d) of
23the Illinois Constitution.
24    (a-3) On and after December 5, 2022, the 19th circuit is
25divided into 12 subcircuits. Beginning in 2031, the General
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1census, redraw the boundaries of the subcircuits to reflect
2the results of the most recent federal decennial census. In
32022, the General Assembly shall redraw the boundaries of the
4subcircuits to reflect the results of the 2020 federal
5decennial census and divide the 19th circuit into at least 10
6subcircuits. The General Assembly shall redraw the subcircuit
7boundaries after every federal decennial census. The
8subcircuits shall be compact, contiguous, and substantially
9equal in population. Once a judgeship is assigned to a
10subcircuit or an at-large judgeship is converted to a resident
11judgeship and assigned to a subcircuit, it shall be assigned
12to that subcircuit for all purposes; provided that a resident
13judge elected from a subcircuit seeking retention shall run
14for retention at large in the circuit in accordance with
15Article VI, Section 12(d) of the Illinois Constitution. Any
16vacancy in a resident judgeship existing on or occurring after
17the effective date of a law redrawing the boundaries of the
18subcircuits shall be filled by a resident of the redrawn
19subcircuit. When a vacancy occurs in a resident judgeship, the
20resident judgeship shall be allotted by the Supreme Court
21under subsection (c) and filled by election.
22    (a-5) Of the at-large judgeships of the 19th judicial
23circuit, the first 3 that are or become vacant on or after the
24effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General
25Assembly shall become resident judgeships of the 19th judicial
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1(c) and filled by election, except that the Supreme Court may
2fill those judgeships by appointment for any remainder of a
3vacated term until the resident judgeships are filled
4initially by election. As used in this subsection, a vacancy
5does not include the expiration of a term of an at-large judge
6who seeks retention in that office at the next term.
7    (a-10) The 19th judicial circuit shall have 3 additional
8resident judgeships to be allotted by the Supreme Court under
9subsection (c). One of the additional resident judgeships
10shall be filled by election beginning at the 2010 general
11election. Two of the additional resident judgeships shall be
12filled by election beginning at the 2012 general election.
13    (a-15) On and after January 7, 2022, each at-large
14judgeship of the 19th judicial circuit existing on January 7,
152022 shall be converted to a resident judgeship as it is or
16becomes vacant and shall be allotted by the Supreme Court
17according to subsection (c) of this Section. It is the intent
18of the General Assembly not to create any additional
19judgeships in the 19th judicial circuit by this amendatory Act
20of the 102nd General Assembly. Notwithstanding any other
21provision of law to the contrary, the conversion of at-large
22judgeships to resident judgeships under this subsection shall
23not entitle the 19th judicial circuit to any additional
24circuit judgeships elected at-large The 19th judicial circuit
25shall have additional resident judgeships as provided by
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1subsection (c). The resident judgeships shall be allotted by
2the Supreme Court in numerical order as provided by the
3General Assembly upon the redrawing of boundaries and the
4division of subcircuits pursuant to subsection (a-3). Two
5additional resident judgeships allotted by the Supreme Court
6pursuant to this subsection, in numerical order as provided by
7the General Assembly, shall be filled by election beginning at
8the 2022 general election. The remainder of the additional
9resident judgeships shall be filled by election at the 2024
10election.
11    (a-20) Any In addition to the 2 judgeships filled by
12election at the 2022 election as provided by subsection
13(a-15), any judgeship that became vacant after January 1, 2020
14and on June 1, 2020 (the effective date of Public Act 102-380)
15this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly is held by an
16individual appointed by the Supreme Court also shall be filled
17by election at the 2022 general election.
18    (b) Prior to December 5, 2022, the 19th circuit shall have
19a total of 12 resident judgeships (6 resident judgeships
20existing on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
2196th General Assembly, 3 formerly at-large judgeships as
22provided in subsection (a-5), and 3 resident judgeships added
23by subsection (a-10)). The number of resident judgeships
24allotted to subcircuits of the 19th judicial circuit pursuant
25to this Section shall constitute all the resident judgeships
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1    (c) Prior to January 7, 2022 (the effective date of Public
2Act 102-693) this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
3Assembly, the Supreme Court shall allot (i) all vacancies in
4resident judgeships of the 19th circuit existing on or
5occurring on or after the effective date of this amendatory
6Act of the 93rd General Assembly and not filled at the 2004
7general election, (ii) the resident judgeships of the 19th
8circuit filled at the 2004 general election as those
9judgeships thereafter become vacant, (iii) the 3 formerly
10at-large judgeships described in subsection (a-5) as they
11become available, (iv) the 3 resident judgeships added by
12subsection (a-10), and (v) the additional resident judgeships
13provided for by subsection (a-3), for election from the
14various subcircuits until there are 2 resident judges to be
15elected from each subcircuit. On and after January 7, 2022 the
16effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
17Assembly, the Supreme Court shall allot all vacancies in the
1815 resident judgeships of the 19th circuit (the 12 resident
19judgeships existing on January 7, 2022 and the 3 formerly
20at-large judgeships converted under subsection (a-15) the
21effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
22Assembly) for election from the various subcircuits created by
23Public Act 102-693 this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
24Assembly in numerical order until there is one resident judge
25to be elected from each subcircuit, except the 1st, 2nd, and
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1provided that the first vacancy shall be allotted to the 12th
2subcircuit, that the second vacancy shall be allotted to the
33rd subcircuit, that the third vacancy shall be allotted to
4the 4th subcircuit, that the forth vacancy shall be allotted
5to the 2nd subcircuit, that the fifth vacancy shall be
6allotted to the 1st subcircuit. No resident judge of the 19th
7circuit serving on January 7, 2022 the effective date of this
8amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly shall be required
9to change his or her residency in order to continue serving in
10office or to seek retention in office as resident judgeships
11are allotted by the Supreme Court in accordance with this
12Section.
13    (c-5) If 2 or more judgeships in the same subcircuit are to
14be filled at the same election under this Section, the State
15Board of Elections shall designate those vacancies
16alphabetically.
17    (d) A resident judge elected from a subcircuit shall
18continue to reside in that subcircuit as long as he or she
19holds that office. A resident judge elected from a subcircuit
20after January 1, 2008, must retain residency as a registered
21voter in the subcircuit to run for retention from the circuit
22at-large thereafter.
23    (e) Vacancies in resident judgeships of the 19th circuit
24shall be filled in the manner provided in Article VI of the
25Illinois Constitution.
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1102-668, eff. 11-15-21; 102-693, eff. 1-7-22.)
 
2    (705 ILCS 35/2f-4)
3    Sec. 2f-4. 12th circuit; subcircuits; additional judges.
4    (a) The 12th circuit shall be divided into 5 subcircuits.
5The subcircuits shall be compact, contiguous, and
6substantially equal in population. The General Assembly by law
7shall create the subcircuits, using population data as
8determined by the 2000 federal census, and shall determine a
9numerical order for the 5 subcircuits. That numerical order
10shall be the basis for the order in which resident judgeships
11are assigned to the subcircuits. The 5 resident judgeships to
12be assigned after the effective date of this amendatory Act of
13the 96th General Assembly shall be assigned to the 3rd, 4th,
145th, 1st, and 2nd subcircuits, in that order. Once a resident
15judgeship is assigned to a subcircuit, it shall continue to be
16assigned to that subcircuit for all purposes; provided that a
17resident judge elected from a subcircuit seeking retention
18shall run for retention at large in the circuit in accordance
19with Article VI, Section 12(d) of the Illinois Constitution.
20    (a-5) In 2022, the General Assembly shall redraw the
21boundaries of the subcircuits to reflect the results of the
222020 federal decennial census. The General Assembly shall
23redraw the subcircuit boundaries after every federal decennial
24census. The subcircuits shall be compact, contiguous, and
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1subsection (a), a resident judgeship assigned to a subcircuit
2shall continue to be assigned to that subcircuit; provided
3that a resident judge elected from a subcircuit seeking
4retention shall run for retention at large in the circuit in
5accordance with Article VI, Section 12(d) of the Illinois
6Constitution. Any vacancy in a resident judgeship existing on
7or occurring after the effective date of a law redrawing the
8boundaries of the subcircuits shall be filled by a resident of
9the redrawn subcircuit.
10    (a-10) The first vacancy in the 12th judicial circuit's 10
11existing circuit judgeships (8 at large and 2 resident), but
12not in the additional judgeships described in subsections (b)
13and (b-5), that exists on or after the effective date of this
14amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly shall not be
15filled, by appointment or election, and that judgeship is
16eliminated. Of the 12th judicial circuit's 10 existing circuit
17judgeships (8 at large and 2 resident), but not the additional
18judgeships described in subsections (b) and (b-5), the second
19to be vacant or become vacant on or after the effective date of
20this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly shall be
21allotted as a 12th circuit resident judgeship under subsection
22(c).
23    (a-15) Of the at large judgeships of the 12th judicial
24circuit not affected by subsection (a-10), the first 2 that
25are or become vacant on or after the effective date of this
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1resident judgeships of the 12th judicial circuit to be
2allotted by the Supreme Court under subsection (c) and filled
3by election, except that the Supreme Court may fill those
4judgeships by appointment for any remainder of a vacated term
5until the resident judgeships are filled initially by
6election.
7    (a-20) As used in subsections (a-10) and (a-15), a vacancy
8does not include the expiration of a term of an at large or
9resident judge who seeks retention in that office at the next
10term.
11    (b) The 12th circuit shall have 6 additional resident
12judgeships, as well as its existing resident judgeship as
13established in subsection (a-10), and existing at large
14judgeships, for a total of 15 judgeships available to be
15allotted under subsection (c) to the 10 subcircuit resident
16judgeships. The additional resident judgeship created by
17Public Act 93-541 shall be filled by election beginning at the
18general election in 2006. The 2 additional resident judgeships
19created by this amendatory Act of 2004 shall be filled by
20election beginning at the general election in 2008. The
21additional resident judgeships created by this amendatory Act
22of the 96th General Assembly shall be filled by election
23beginning at the general election in 2010. After the
24subcircuits are created by law, the Supreme Court may fill by
25appointment the additional resident judgeships created by
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1amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly until the 2006,
22008, or 2010 general election, as the case may be.
3    (b-5) In addition to the number of circuit judges and
4resident judges otherwise authorized by law, and
5notwithstanding any other provision of law, beginning on April
61, 2006 there shall be one additional resident judge who is a
7resident of and elected from the fourth judicial subcircuit of
8the 12th judicial circuit. That additional resident judgeship
9may be filled by appointment by the Supreme Court until filled
10by election at the general election in 2008, regardless of
11whether the judgeships for subcircuits 1, 2, and 3 have been
12filled.
13    (c) The Supreme Court shall allot (i) the additional
14resident judgeships of the 12th circuit created by Public Act
1593-541, this amendatory Act of 2004, and this amendatory Act
16of the 96th General Assembly, (ii) the second vacancy in the at
17large and resident judgeships of the 12th circuit as provided
18in subsection (a-10), and (iii) the 2 formerly at large
19judgeships described in subsection (a-15) as they become
20available, for election from the various subcircuits until,
21with the additional judge of the fourth subcircuit described
22in subsection (b-5), there are 2 resident judges to be elected
23from each subcircuit. No at large or resident judge of the 12th
24circuit serving on August 18, 2003 shall be required to change
25his or her residency in order to continue serving in office or
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1are allotted by the Supreme Court in accordance with this
2Section.
3    (d) A resident judge elected from a subcircuit shall
4continue to reside in that subcircuit as long as he or she
5holds that office. A resident judge elected from a subcircuit
6after January 1, 2008, must retain residency as a registered
7voter in the subcircuit to run for retention from the circuit
8at large thereafter.
9    (e) Vacancies in resident judgeships of the 12th circuit
10shall be filled in the manner provided in Article VI of the
11Illinois Constitution, except as otherwise provided in this
12Section.
13(Source: P.A. 101-477, eff. 6-1-20; 102-668, eff. 11-15-21.)
 
14    (705 ILCS 35/2f-5)
15    Sec. 2f-5. 22nd circuit; subcircuits; additional resident
16judgeship.
17    (a) The 22nd circuit shall be divided into 4 subcircuits.
18The subcircuits shall be compact, contiguous, and
19substantially equal in population. The General Assembly by law
20shall create the subcircuits, using population data as
21determined by the 2000 federal census, and shall determine a
22numerical order for the 4 subcircuits. That numerical order
23shall be the basis for the order in which resident judgeships
24are assigned to the subcircuits. Once a resident judgeship is
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1that subcircuit for all purposes; provided that a resident
2judge elected from a subcircuit seeking retention shall run
3for retention at large in the circuit in accordance with
4Article VI, Section 12(d) of the Illinois Constitution.
5    (a-5) In 2022, the General Assembly shall redraw the
6boundaries of the subcircuits to reflect the results of the
72020 federal decennial census. The General Assembly shall
8redraw the subcircuit boundaries after every federal decennial
9census. The subcircuits shall be compact, contiguous, and
10substantially equal in population. In accordance with
11subsection (a), a resident judgeship assigned to a subcircuit
12shall continue to be assigned to that subcircuit; provided
13that a resident judge elected from a subcircuit seeking
14retention shall run for retention at-large in the circuit in
15accordance with Article VI, Section 12(d) of the Illinois
16Constitution. Any vacancy in a resident judgeship existing on
17or occurring after the effective date of a law redrawing the
18boundaries of the subcircuits shall be filled by a resident of
19the redrawn subcircuit.
20    (b) Other than the resident judgeship added by this
21amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the 22nd circuit
22shall have one additional resident judgeship, as well as its 3
23existing resident judgeships, for a total of 4 resident
24judgeships to be allotted to the 4 subcircuit resident
25judgeships. The additional resident judgeship created by this
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1election beginning at the general election in 2006 and shall
2not be filled by appointment before the general election in
32006. The number of resident judgeships allotted to
4subcircuits of the 22nd judicial circuit pursuant to this
5Section, and the resident judgeship added by this amendatory
6Act of the 96th General Assembly, shall constitute all the
7resident judgeships of the 22nd judicial circuit.
8    (c) The Supreme Court shall allot (i) all eligible
9vacancies in resident judgeships of the 22nd circuit existing
10on or occurring on or after August 18, 2003 and not filled at
11the 2004 general election, (ii) the resident judgeships of the
1222nd circuit filled at the 2004 general election as those
13judgeships thereafter become vacant, and (iii) the additional
14resident judgeship of the 22nd circuit created by this
15amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, for election from
16the various subcircuits until there is one resident judge to
17be elected from each subcircuit. No resident judge of the 22nd
18circuit serving on August 18, 2003 shall be required to change
19his or her residency in order to continue serving in office or
20to seek retention in office as resident judgeships are
21allotted by the Supreme Court in accordance with this Section.
22    (d) A resident judge elected from a subcircuit shall
23continue to reside in that subcircuit as long as he or she
24holds that office. A resident judge elected from a subcircuit
25after January 1, 2008, must retain residency as a registered
26voter in the subcircuit to run for retention from the circuit

 

 

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1at large thereafter.
2    (e) Vacancies in resident judgeships of the 22nd circuit
3shall be filled in the manner provided in Article VI of the
4Illinois Constitution.
5(Source: P.A. 101-477, eff. 6-1-20; 102-668, eff. 11-15-21.)
 
6    (705 ILCS 35/2f-6)
7    Sec. 2f-6. 17th judicial circuit; subcircuits.
8    (a) Until December 2, 2024, the 17th circuit shall be
9divided into 4 subcircuits. On and after December 2, 2024, the
1017th circuit is divided into 2 subcircuits as drawn by the
11General Assembly. The subcircuits shall be compact,
12contiguous, and substantially equal in population. Beginning
13in 2031, the General Assembly shall, in the year following
14each federal decennial census, redraw the boundaries of the
15subcircuits to reflect the results of the most recent federal
16decennial census. Once a resident judgeship is assigned to a
17subcircuit, it shall continue to be assigned to that
18subcircuit for all purposes; provided that a resident judge
19elected from a subcircuit seeking retention shall run for
20retention at-large in the circuit in accordance with Article
21VI, Section 12(d) of the Illinois Constitution.
22    Any vacancy in a resident judgeship existing on or
23occurring after the effective date of a law redrawing the
24boundaries of the subcircuits shall be filled by a resident of
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1    (a-10) Of the 17th circuit's 9 circuit judgeships existing
2on April 7, 2005 (6 at large and 3 resident), but not including
3the one resident judgeship added by Public Act 96-108 this
4amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the 3 resident
5judgeships shall be allotted as 17th circuit resident
6judgeships under subsection (c) as those resident judgeships
7are or become vacant on or after that date the effective date
8of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly. Of the
917th circuit's associate judgeships, the first associate
10judgeship that is or becomes vacant on or after April 7, 2005
11the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General
12Assembly shall become a resident judgeship of the 17th circuit
13to be allotted by the Supreme Court under subsection (c) as a
14resident subcircuit judgeship; provided that a resident judge
15elected from a subcircuit seeking retention shall run for
16retention at-large in the circuit in accordance with Article
17VI, Section 12(d) of the Illinois Constitution. These resident
18judgeships, and the one resident judgeship added by this
19amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, shall constitute
20all of the resident judgeships of the 17th circuit. As used in
21this subsection, a vacancy does not include the expiration of
22a term of a resident judge who seeks retention in that office
23at the next term. A vacancy does not exist or occur at the
24expiration of an associate judge's term if the associate judge
25is reappointed.
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1resident judgeships existing on April 7, 2005 and one
2associate judgeship), but not including the one resident
3judgeship added by this amendatory Act of the 96th General
4Assembly, available to be allotted to the 4 subcircuit
5resident judgeships. The One at-large judgeships judgeship
6existing on January 7, 2022 (the effective date of Public Act
7102-693) this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly
8shall be converted to a resident judgeships judgeship as they
9are it is or become becomes vacant and shall be allotted by the
10Supreme Court according to subsection (c-5) of this Section.
11    (c) The Supreme Court shall allot (i) the 3 resident
12judgeships of the 17th circuit existing on April 7, 2005 as
13they are or become vacant as provided in subsection (a-10) and
14(ii) the one associate judgeship converted into a resident
15judgeship of the 17th circuit as it is or becomes vacant as
16provided in subsection (a-10), for election from the various
17subcircuits until there is one resident judge to be elected
18from each subcircuit. No resident or associate judge of the
1917th circuit serving on the effective date of this amendatory
20Act of the 93rd General Assembly shall be required to change
21his or her residency in order to continue serving in office or
22to seek retention or reappointment in office as resident
23judgeships are allotted by the Supreme Court in accordance
24with this Section.
25    (c-5) For vacancies to be filled beginning with the 2024
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1resident judgeships of the 17th circuit existing on the
2effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
3Assembly as they become vacant after January 7, 2022 (the
4effective date of Public Act 102-693) this amendatory Act of
5the 102nd General Assembly and (ii) the at-large judgeships
6judgeship converted to a resident judgeships judgeship under
7subsection (b) as they become it becomes vacant after that
8date the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd
9General Assembly, to the subcircuits created by Public Act
10102-693 this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly in
11numerical order until there are 5 three to be elected from the
121st subcircuit and 4 two to be elected from the 2nd subcircuit.
13    (d) A resident judge elected from a subcircuit shall
14continue to reside in that subcircuit as long as he or she
15holds that office. A resident judge elected from a subcircuit
16after January 1, 2008, must retain residency as a registered
17voter in the subcircuit to run for retention from the circuit
18at large thereafter.
19    (e) Vacancies in resident judgeships of the 17th circuit
20shall be filled in the manner provided in Article VI of the
21Illinois Constitution.
22(Source: P.A. 101-477, eff. 6-1-20; 102-668, eff. 11-15-21;
23102-693, eff. 1-7-22.)
 
24    (705 ILCS 35/2f-9)
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1    (a) The 16th circuit shall be divided into 4 subcircuits.
2Subcircuits 1, 2, and 4 of the 16th circuit in existence on
3April 15, 2011 shall continue to use their established
4boundaries in the new 16th circuit as of December 3, 2012.
5Subcircuit 3 in existence on April 15, 2011 shall continue to
6use its established boundary until December 3, 2012. For a
7judge elected to subcircuit 3 as of April 15, 2011, the current
8boundaries in existence as of April 15, 2011 shall continue
9until the conclusion of the existing term of office, following
10the 2012 general election, and upon the conclusion of the
11existing term of office, the new boundary shall go into
12effect. The new boundary for subcircuit 3 shall contain and be
13made up of the following townships in the County of Kane,
14excluding the portions of the townships currently served by
15subcircuit 1, 2, or 4: Aurora, Blackberry, Big Rock,
16Burlington, Campton, Dundee, Elgin, Hampshire, Kaneville,
17Plato, Rutland, Sugar Grove, and Virgil. The subcircuits shall
18be compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population.
19The General Assembly by law shall create the subcircuits,
20using population data as determined by the 2000 federal
21census, and shall determine a numerical order for the 4
22subcircuits. That numerical order shall be the basis for the
23order in which resident judgeships are assigned to the
24subcircuits. Once a resident judgeship is assigned to a
25subcircuit, it shall continue to be assigned to that
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1elected from a subcircuit seeking retention shall run for
2retention at-large in the circuit in accordance with Article
3VI, Section 12(d) of the Illinois Constitution.
4    (a-5) In 2022, the General Assembly shall redraw the
5boundaries of the subcircuits to reflect the results of the
62020 federal decennial census. The General Assembly shall
7redraw the subcircuit boundaries after every federal decennial
8census. The subcircuits shall be compact, contiguous, and
9substantially equal in population. In accordance with
10subsection (a), a resident judgeship assigned to a subcircuit
11shall continue to be assigned to that subcircuit; provided
12that a resident judge elected from a subcircuit seeking
13retention shall run for retention at-large in the circuit in
14accordance with Article VI, Section 12(d) of the Illinois
15Constitution. Any vacancy in a resident judgeship existing on
16or occurring after the effective date of a law redrawing the
17boundaries of the subcircuits shall be filled by a resident of
18the redrawn subcircuit.
19    (b) (Blank).
20    (c) No resident judge of the 16th circuit serving on the
21effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General
22Assembly shall be required to change his or her residency in
23order to continue serving in office or to seek retention in
24office as judgeships are allotted by the Supreme Court in
25accordance with this Section. No resident judge elected from a
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1Act of the 97th General Assembly shall be required to change
2his or her residency in order to continue serving in or to seek
3retention in office until the 2012 general election, or until
4the conclusion of the existing term.
5    (d) A resident judge elected from a subcircuit shall
6continue to reside in that subcircuit as long as he or she
7holds that office. A resident judge elected from a subcircuit
8after January 1, 2008, must retain residency as a registered
9voter in the subcircuit to run for retention from the circuit
10at large thereafter. A resident judge elected from a
11subcircuit after January 1, 2011, must retain residency as a
12registered voter in the subcircuit to run for retention from
13the circuit at large thereafter.
14    (e) Vacancies in resident judgeships of the 16th circuit
15shall be filled in the manner provided in Article VI of the
16Illinois Constitution.
17(Source: P.A. 101-477, eff. 6-1-20; 102-668, eff. 11-15-21.)
 
18    (705 ILCS 35/2f-13)
19    Sec. 2f-13. 3rd judicial circuit; subcircuits.
20    (a) The 3rd judicial circuit is divided into 4 subcircuits
21as drawn by the General Assembly. The 4th subcircuit shall
22contain and be made up of Bond County. The 3 remaining
23subcircuits shall be contained within Madison County and shall
24be compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population.
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1following each federal decennial census, redraw the boundaries
2of the subcircuits to reflect the results of the most recent
3federal decennial census.
4    (b) The at-large judgeships of the 3rd judicial circuit
5existing on January 7, 2022 (the effective date of Public Act
6102-693) this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly
7shall be converted to resident judgeships and allotted to the
8subcircuits as provided in this subsection as those judgeships
9are or become vacant on or after that date the effective date
10of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly. The
11resident judgeship from Bond County existing on January 7,
122022 the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd
13General Assembly shall be allotted by the Supreme Court to the
144th subcircuit as the judgeship is or becomes vacant on or
15after that date the effective date of this amendatory Act of
16the 102nd General Assembly. Of the 3rd circuit's remaining 8
17circuit judgeships existing on January 7, 2022 the effective
18date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the
19Supreme Court shall allot: (i) the first 3 judgeships as they
20are or become vacant, including the vacancies to be filled by
21election at the 2022 general election, to the 1st subcircuit,
22(ii) the next 3 judgeships as they are or become vacant to the
232nd subcircuit, and (iii) the last 2 judgeships as they are or
24become vacant to the 3rd subcircuit. Once a resident judgeship
25is assigned to a subcircuit, it shall continue to be assigned
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1judge elected from a subcircuit seeking retention shall run
2for retention at large in the circuit in accordance with
3Article VI, Section 12(d) of the Illinois Constitution. No
4elected judge of the 3rd judicial circuit serving on January
57, 2022 shall be required to change his or her residency in
6order to continue serving in office or to seek retention in
7office as resident judgeships are allotted by the Supreme
8Court in accordance with this Section. A resident judge
9elected from a subcircuit shall continue to reside in that
10subcircuit as long as he or she holds that office.
11    (c) If 2 or more judgeships in a subcircuit are to be
12filled at the same election under this Section, the State
13Board of Elections shall designate those vacancies
14alphabetically.
15    (d) Vacancies in resident judgeships of the 3rd judicial
16circuit shall be filled in the manner provided in Article VI of
17the Illinois Constitution.
18    (e) It is the intent of the General Assembly not to create
19any additional judgeships in the 3rd judicial circuit by this
20amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly. Notwithstanding
21any other provision of law to the contrary, the conversion of
22at-large judgeships to resident judgeships under subsection
23(b) of this Section shall not entitle the 3rd judicial circuit
24to any additional circuit judgeships elected at-large.
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1    (705 ILCS 35/2f-14)
2    Sec. 2f-14. 6th judicial circuit; resident judgeships.
3    (a) The at-large judgeships of the 6th judicial circuit
4existing on January 7, 2022 shall be converted to resident
5judgeships as provided in this subsection as those judgeships
6are or become vacant. The Of the at-large judgeships of the 6th
7judicial circuit, the first 3 that become vacant after January
87, 2022 (the effective date of Public Act 102-693) this
9amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly shall be
10converted to resident judgeships elected from Champaign
11County. The remaining two at-large judgeships that become
12vacant shall be converted to resident judgeships elected from
13Macon County. Thereafter, persons elected to those resident
14judgeships shall be residents of the county which elects them
15Champaign County.
16    (b) It is the intent of the General Assembly not to create
17any additional judgeships in the 6th judicial circuit by
18Public Act 102-693 and this amendatory Act of the 102nd
19General Assembly this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
20Assembly. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
21contrary, the conversion of at-large judgeships to resident
22judgeships under subsection (a) of this Section shall not
23entitle the 6th judicial circuit to any additional circuit
24judgeships elected at-large.
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1    (705 ILCS 35/2f-15)
2    Sec. 2f-15. 7th judicial circuit; subcircuits.
3    (a) On and after December 2, 2024, the 7th judicial
4circuit is divided into 7 subcircuits as drawn by the General
5Assembly. The 1st and 2nd subcircuits shall be contained
6within Sangamon County and shall be compact, contiguous, and
7substantially equal in population. The 3rd subcircuit shall
8contain and be made up of Macoupin County. The 4th subcircuit
9shall contain and be made up of Morgan County. The 5th
10subcircuit shall contain and be made up of Scott County. The
116th subcircuit shall contain and be made up of Greene County.
12The 7th subcircuit shall contain and be made up of Jersey
13County. Beginning in 2031, the General Assembly shall, in the
14year following each federal decennial census, redraw the
15boundaries of the subcircuits to reflect the results of the
16most recent federal decennial census.
17    (b) Of the 5 at-large judgeships of the 7th judicial
18circuit existing on January 7, 2022 (the effective date of
19Public Act 102-693) this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
20Assembly, 4 at-large judgeships shall be converted to resident
21judgeships and allotted to the subcircuits as provided in this
22subsection as those judgeships are or become vacant on or
23after that date the effective date of this amendatory Act of
24the 102nd General Assembly. The resident judgeship from
25Macoupin County existing on January 7, 2022 the effective date
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1allotted by the Supreme Court to the 3rd subcircuit as the
2judgeship is or becomes vacant on or after that date the
3effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
4Assembly. The resident judgeship from Morgan County existing
5on January 7, 2022 the effective date of this amendatory Act of
6the 102nd General Assembly shall be allotted by the Supreme
7Court to the 4th subcircuit as the judgeship is or becomes
8vacant on or after that date the effective date of this
9amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly. The resident
10judgeship from Scott County existing on January 7, 2022 the
11effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
12Assembly shall be allotted by the Supreme Court to the 5th
13subcircuit as the judgeship is or becomes vacant on or after
14that date the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
15102nd General Assembly. The resident judgeship from Greene
16County existing on January 7, 2022 the effective date of this
17amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly shall be allotted
18by the Supreme Court to the 6th subcircuit as the judgeship is
19or becomes vacant on or after that date the effective date of
20this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly. The
21resident judgeship from Jersey County existing on January 7,
222022 the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd
23General Assembly shall be allotted by the Supreme Court to the
247th subcircuit as the judgeship is or becomes vacant on or
25after that date the effective date of this amendatory Act of
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1resident judgeships (the 2 resident judgeships from Sangamon
2County existing on January 7, 2022 the effective date of this
3amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly and the 4
4at-large judgeships converted to resident judgeships), the
5Supreme Court shall allot (i) the first 3 judgeships as they
6are or become vacant to the 1st subcircuit and (ii) the next 3
7judgeships as they are or become vacant to the 2nd subcircuit.
8Once a resident judgeship is assigned to a subcircuit, it
9shall continue to be assigned to that subcircuit for all
10purposes; provided that a resident judge elected from a
11subcircuit seeking retention shall run for retention at large
12in the circuit in accordance with Article VI, Section 12(d) of
13the Illinois Constitution. No elected judge of the 7th
14judicial circuit serving on January 7, 2022 the effective date
15of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly shall be
16required to change his or her residency in order to continue
17serving in office or to seek retention or reappointment in
18office as resident judgeships are allotted by the Supreme
19Court in accordance with this Section. A resident judge
20elected from a subcircuit shall continue to reside in that
21subcircuit as long as he or she holds that office.
22    (c) If 2 or more judgeships in a subcircuit are to be
23filled at the same election under this Section, the State
24Board of Elections shall designate those vacancies
25alphabetically.
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1circuit shall be filled in the manner provided in Article VI of
2the Illinois Constitution.
3    (e) It is the intent of the General Assembly not to create
4any additional judgeships in the 7th judicial circuit by this
5amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly. Notwithstanding
6any other provision of law to the contrary, the conversion of
7at-large judgeships to resident judgeships under subsection
8(b) of this Section shall not entitle the 7th judicial circuit
9to any additional circuit judgeships elected at-large.
10(Source: P.A. 102-693, eff. 1-7-22.)
 
11    (705 ILCS 35/2f-18)
12    Sec. 2f-18. 18th judicial circuit; subcircuits.
13    (a) On and after December 2, 2024, the 18th judicial
14circuit is divided into 7 subcircuits as drawn by the General
15Assembly. The subcircuits shall be compact, contiguous, and
16substantially equal in population. Beginning in 2031, the
17General Assembly shall, in the year following each federal
18decennial census, redraw the boundaries of the subcircuits to
19reflect the results of the most recent federal decennial
20census.
21    (b) The at-large judgeships of the 18th judicial circuit
22shall be converted to resident judgeships and allotted to the
23subcircuits as provided in this subsection as those judgeships
24are or become vacant on or after January 7, 2022 (the effective
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1General Assembly. The Supreme Court shall allocate the circuit
2judgeships of the 18th judicial circuit existing on January 7,
32022 the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd
4General Assembly as those judgeships are or become vacant on
5or after that date the effective date of this amendatory Act of
6the 102nd General Assembly to the subcircuits in numerical
7order until there are at least 2 resident judges for each
8subcircuit. Once a judgeship is assigned to a subcircuit, it
9shall continue to be assigned to that subcircuit for all
10purposes; provided that a resident judge elected from a
11subcircuit seeking retention shall run for retention at large
12in the circuit in accordance with Article VI, Section 12(d) of
13the Illinois Constitution. A resident judge elected from a
14subcircuit shall continue to reside in that subcircuit as long
15as he or she holds that office.
16    (c) Vacancies in resident judgeships of the 18th judicial
17circuit shall be filled in the manner provided in Article VI of
18the Illinois Constitution.
19    (d) It is the intent of the General Assembly not to create
20any additional judgeships in the 18th judicial circuit by this
21amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly. Notwithstanding
22any other provision of law to the contrary, the conversion of
23at-large judgeships to resident judgeships under subsection
24(b) of this Section shall not entitle the 18th judicial
25circuit to any additional circuit judgeships elected at-large.
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1    (705 ILCS 35/37)
2    Sec. 37. Currently serving circuit judges.
3    (a) Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
4Assembly shall affect the tenure of any circuit judge serving
5on the effective date of this amendatory Act. No circuit judge
6serving on August 13, 2021 (the effective date of Public Act
7102-380) this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly
8shall be required to change his or her residency in order to
9continue serving in office or to seek retention in office. Any
10circuit judge elected to that office prior to August 13, 2021
11the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
12Assembly who files to run for retention after that date the
13effective date of this amendatory Act shall have the right to
14seek retention in the circuit the judge was elected from or to
15seek retention in the circuit created by Public Act 102-380
16this amendatory Act. The Secretary of State, not less than 63
17days before the election, shall certify the judge's candidacy
18to the proper election officials.
19    (b) Nothing in Public Act 102-693 shall affect the tenure
20of any circuit judge serving on January 7, 2022. No elected
21circuit judge serving on January 7, 2022 shall be required to
22change his or her residency under Public Act 102-693 in order
23to continue serving in office or to seek retention in office.
24Any circuit judge elected to that office prior to January 7,
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1this amendatory Act shall have the right to seek retention in
2the circuit the judge was elected from.
3(Source: P.A. 102-380, eff. 8-13-21.)
 
4    Section 15. The Judicial Vacancies Act is amended by
5changing Section 2 as follows:
 
6    (705 ILCS 40/2)  (from Ch. 37, par. 72.42)
7    Sec. 2. (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (1), (2),
8(3), (4), and (5) of this subsection (a), vacancies in the
9office of a resident circuit judge in any county or in any unit
10or subcircuit of any circuit shall not be filled.
11        (1) If in any county of less than 45,000 inhabitants
12    there remains in office no other resident judge following
13    the occurrence of a vacancy, such vacancy shall be filled.
14        (2) If in any county of 45,000 or more but less than
15    60,000 inhabitants there remains in office only one
16    resident judge following the occurrence of a vacancy, such
17    vacancy shall be filled.
18        (3) If in any county of 60,000 or more inhabitants,
19    other than the County of Cook or as provided in paragraph
20    (5), there remain in office no more than 2 resident judges
21    following the occurrence of a vacancy, such vacancy shall
22    be filled.
23        (4) The County of Cook shall have 220 165 resident
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1    Act of 1990. Of those resident judgeships, (i) 56 shall be
2    those authorized before the effective date of this
3    amendatory Act of 1990 from the unit of the Circuit of Cook
4    County within Chicago, (ii) 27 shall be those authorized
5    before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990
6    from the unit of the Circuit of Cook County outside
7    Chicago, (iii) 12 shall be additional resident judgeships
8    first elected at the general election in November of 1992,
9    (iv) 10 shall be additional resident judgeships first
10    elected at the general election in November of 1994, and
11    (v) 60 shall be additional resident judgeships to be
12    authorized one each for each reduction upon vacancy in the
13    office of associate judge in the Circuit of Cook County as
14    those vacancies exist or occur on and after the effective
15    date of this amendatory Act of 1990 and as those vacancies
16    are determined under subsection (b) of Section 2 of the
17    Associate Judges Act until the total resident judgeships
18    authorized under this item (v) is 60, and (vi) 55 shall be
19    additional resident judgeships to be authorized one each
20    for each reduction upon vacancy in the office of associate
21    judge in the Circuit of Cook County as those vacancies
22    occur on and after the effective date of this amendatory
23    Act of 102nd General Assembly and as those vacancies are
24    determined under subsection (b-5) of Section 2 of the
25    Associate Judges Act until the total resident judgeships
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1    additional resident judgeships provided in item (iii) may
2    be filled by appointment by the Supreme Court during the
3    period beginning on the effective date of this amendatory
4    Act of 1990 and ending 60 days before the primary election
5    in March of 1992; those judicial appointees shall serve
6    until the first Monday in December of 1992. Five of the 12
7    additional resident judgeships provided in item (iii) may
8    be filled by appointment by the Supreme Court during the
9    period beginning July 1, 1991 and ending 60 days before
10    the primary election in March of 1992; those judicial
11    appointees shall serve until the first Monday in December
12    of 1992. Five of the 10 additional resident judgeships
13    provided in item (iv) may be filled by appointment by the
14    Supreme Court during the period beginning July 1, 1992 and
15    ending 60 days before the primary election in March of
16    1994; those judicial appointees shall serve until the
17    first Monday in December of 1994. The remaining 5 of the 10
18    additional resident judgeships provided in item (iv) may
19    be filled by appointment by the Supreme Court during the
20    period beginning July 1, 1993 and ending 60 days before
21    the primary election in March of 1994; those judicial
22    appointees shall serve until the first Monday in December
23    1994. The additional resident judgeships created upon
24    vacancy in the office of associate judge provided in item
25    (v) may be filled by appointment by the Supreme Court
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1    1990; but no additional resident judgeships created upon
2    vacancy in the office of associate judge provided in item
3    (v) shall be filled during the 59 day period before the
4    next primary election to nominate judges. The Circuit of
5    Cook County shall be divided into units to be known as
6    subcircuits as provided in Section 2f of the Circuit
7    Courts Act. A vacancy in the office of resident judge of
8    the Circuit of Cook County existing on or occurring on or
9    after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990,
10    but before the date the subcircuits are created by law,
11    shall be filled by appointment by the Supreme Court from
12    the unit within Chicago or the unit outside Chicago, as
13    the case may be, in which the vacancy occurs and filled by
14    election from the subcircuit to which it is allotted under
15    Section 2f of the Circuit Courts Act. A vacancy in the
16    office of resident judge of the Circuit of Cook County
17    existing on or occurring on or after the date the
18    subcircuits are created by law shall be filled by
19    appointment by the Supreme Court and by election from the
20    subcircuit to which it is allotted under Section 2f of the
21    Circuit Courts Act.
22        (5) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of
23    this subsection (a), resident judges in the 12th, 16th,
24    17th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th judicial circuits are as
25    provided in Sections 2f-1, 2f-2, 2f-4, 2f-5, 2f-6, 2f-9,
26    2f-10, and 2f-12 of the Circuit Courts Act.

 

 

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1    (b) Nothing in paragraphs (2) or (3) of subsection (a) of
2this Section shall be construed to require or permit in any
3county a greater number of resident judges than there were
4resident associate judges on January 1, 1967.
5    (c) Vacancies authorized to be filled by this Section 2
6shall be filled in the manner provided in Article VI of the
7Constitution.
8    (d) A person appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of
9circuit judge shall be, at the time of appointment, a resident
10of the subcircuit from which the person whose vacancy is being
11filled was elected if the vacancy occurred in a circuit
12divided into subcircuits. If a vacancy in the office of
13circuit judge occurred in a circuit not divided into
14subcircuits, a person appointed to fill the vacancy shall be,
15at the time of appointment, a resident of the circuit from
16which the person whose vacancy is being filled was elected.
17Except as provided in Sections 2f-1, 2f-2, 2f-4, 2f-5, 2f-6,
18and 2f-9 of the Circuit Courts Act, if a vacancy occurred in
19the office of a resident circuit judge, a person appointed to
20fill the vacancy shall be, at the time of appointment, a
21resident of the county from which the person whose vacancy is
22being filled was elected.
23(Source: P.A. 102-380, eff. 8-13-21.)
 
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1    (705 ILCS 45/2)  (from Ch. 37, par. 160.2)
2    Sec. 2. (a) The maximum number of associate judges
3authorized for each circuit is the greater of the applicable
4minimum number specified in this Section or one for each
535,000 or fraction thereof in population as determined by the
6last preceding Federal census, except for circuits with a
7population of more than 3,000,000 where the maximum number of
8associate judges is one for each 29,000 or fraction thereof in
9population as determined by the last preceding federal census,
10reduced in circuits of less than 200,000 inhabitants by the
11number of resident circuit judges elected in the circuit in
12excess of one per county, except that the maximum number of
13associate judges authorized for the 24th circuit shall be 3.
14In addition, in circuits of 1,000,000 or more inhabitants,
15there shall be one additional associate judge authorized for
16each municipal district of the circuit court. The number of
17associate judges to be appointed in each circuit, not to
18exceed the maximum authorized, shall be determined from time
19to time by the Circuit Court. The minimum number of associate
20judges authorized for any circuit consisting of a single
21county shall be 14, except that the minimum in the 22nd circuit
22shall be 8, the minimum in the 19th circuit on and after
23December 4, 2006 shall be 20, and the maximum number of
24associate judges in the 20th circuit on and after December 5,
252022 shall be 12. The minimum number of associate judges

 

 

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1authorized for any circuit consisting of 2 counties with a
2combined population of at least 275,000 but less than 300,000
3shall be 10. The minimum number of associate judges authorized
4for any circuit with a population of at least 303,000 but not
5more than 309,000 shall be 10. The minimum number of associate
6judges authorized for any circuit with a population of at
7least 329,000, but not more than 349,999 shall be 11. The
8minimum number of associate judges authorized for any circuit
9with a population of at least 173,000 shall be 5. The number of
10associate judges authorized for a circuit shall not be reduced
11as a result of the 2020 federal decennial census. As used in
12this Section, the term "resident circuit judge" has the
13meaning given it in the Judicial Vacancies Act.
14    (b) The maximum number of associate judges authorized
15under subsection (a) for a circuit with a population of more
16than 3,000,000 shall be reduced as provided in this subsection
17(b). For each vacancy that exists on or occurs on or after the
18effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990, that maximum
19number shall be reduced by one until the total number of
20associate judges authorized under subsection (a) is reduced by
2160. A vacancy exists or occurs when an associate judge dies,
22resigns, retires, is removed, or is not reappointed upon
23expiration of his or her term; a vacancy does not exist or
24occur at the expiration of a term if the associate judge is
25reappointed.
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1under subsection (a) for a circuit with a population of more
2than 3,000,000 shall be reduced as provided in this subsection
3(b-5). Each new associate judgeship authorized under
4subsection (a) and each associate judgeship vacancy that
5occurs on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of
6102nd General Assembly shall be converted to a resident
7circuit judgeship and allotted to a subcircuit pursuant to
8subsection (d-5) of Section 2f of the Circuit Courts Act, and
9that maximum number shall be reduced by one until the total
10number of associate judges authorized under subsection (a) is
11reduced by 55. The maximum number of formerly associate
12judgeships converted to resident circuit judgeships which may
13be allotted to subcircuits 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 in an
14election cycle shall be 2 judgeships per subcircuit. A vacancy
15occurs when an associate judge dies, resigns, retires, is
16removed, or is not reappointed upon expiration of his or her
17term; a vacancy does not occur at the expiration of a term if
18the associate judge is reappointed.
19    (c) The maximum number of associate judges authorized
20under subsection (a) for the 17th judicial circuit shall be
21reduced as provided in this subsection (c). Due to the vacancy
22that exists on or after the effective date of this amendatory
23Act of the 93rd General Assembly in the associate judgeship
24that is converted into a resident judgeship under subsection
25(a-10) of Section 2f-6 of the Circuit Courts Act, the maximum
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1Section shall be reduced by one. A vacancy exists or occurs
2when an associate judge dies, resigns, retires, is removed, or
3is not reappointed upon expiration of his or her term; a
4vacancy does not exist or occur at the expiration of a term if
5the associate judge is reappointed.
6    (d) The maximum number of associate judges authorized
7under subsection (a) for the 23rd judicial circuit shall be
8reduced as provided in this subsection (d). Due to the vacancy
9that exists on or after the effective date of this amendatory
10Act of the 98th General Assembly in the associate judgeship
11that is converted into a resident judgeship under subsection
12(k) of Section 2f-10 of the Circuit Courts Act, the maximum
13number of judges authorized under subsection (a) of this
14Section shall be reduced by one.
15(Source: P.A. 102-693, eff. 1-7-22.)
 
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.".