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Justice Rita B. Garman of the Supreme Court of Illinois has begun an application process for a Circuit Court vacancy in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.

The vacancy was created by the appointment of Justice Thomas R. Appleton to the Fourth District Appellate Court on June 4, 2010. Justice Appleton has been an at-large Circuit Judge in Springfield since 1992.

Under the Illinois Constitution, judicial vacancies are filled by Supreme Court appointment. The application process will lead to final Court approval. The applicants will undergo an evaluation and screening process.

Notices of the vacancy has been posted in courthouses throughout the Circuit. The application form and instructions may be obtained by visiting the Illinois Supreme Court’s website at www.state.il.us/court and follow the instructions on the “Latest News” scroller announcing the Seventh Judicial Circuit vacancy. Applications must be submitted via mail to:

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • 3607 North Vermilion, Suite 1
  • Danville, Illinois 61832

No electronic or facsimile applications will be accepted.

Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, July 16, 2010. The person appointed to fill the vacancy will serve until the position is filled by election in November, 2012.

To be eligible for consideration for appointment, the applicant must be a lawyer licensed to practice law in Illinois.

The Seventh Judicial Circuit is comprised of six counties: Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Morgan,
Sangamon and Scott counties.

The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts announced Thursday that Allan F. Lolie received a majority of the votes cast by the circuit judges in the Fourth Judicial Circuit and is declared to be appointed to the office of associate judge.

Mr. Lolie received his undergraduate degree in 1988 from Western Illinois University in Macomb and his Juris Doctor in 1991 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Mr. Lolie is currently affiliated with the Shelby County State’s Attorney’s Office in Shelbyville.

The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts announced today that the Ninth Judicial Circuit judges voted to select Raymond A. Cavanaugh as an associate judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit.

Mr. Cavanaugh received his undergraduate degree in 1986 from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, and his Juris Doctor in 1990 from John Marshall Law, Chicago. Mr. Cavanaugh is currently affiliated with the Henderson County State’s Attorney’s Office in Oquawka.