The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Ketki Shroff Steffen to the Fecarotta vacancy in the far northwestern 13th Subcircuit. Judge Steffen's appointment, announced yesterday, was effective yesterday as well, and will expire on December 5, 2016, when the elected successor to Judge Fecarotta is sworn into office.
This will be Judge Steffen's second tour of duty in the judiciary. Judge Steffen, a finalist in the 2009 round of associate judge selection, was first appointed to a 13th Subcircuit vacancy in early 2010. Her bid to retain that seat fell short in the 2012 primary.
Newly elected downstate judge benched after parolee-roommate arrested for murder - Ronald Duebbert, pictured at right, was elected to the Circuit Court in the far Downstate 20th Judicial Circuit just this past November. He began his judi...
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