Louis George Apostol (Kazmierski, Jr. vacancy). That's a link to the campaign website in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.
Apostol is running for the Kazmierski, Jr. vacancy with the endorsement of the Democratic Party, according to his campaign website, which also notes that he currently serves as "Executive Director/General Counsel and Legislative Liaison to the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board with offices," an agency responsible "for the management and adjudication of over 100,000 residential, commercial, industrial and farm property tax appeals in all 102 Illinois counties" including administrative review actions in Circuit and Appellate Courts across the State. Previously, according to the campaign website, Apostol served as a Commissioner of the Illinois Court of Claims, functioning essentially as a trial judge in actions filed against the State of Illinois. He served 12 years as the Public Administrator of Cook County, "managing the administration and litigation of over 2,500 cases in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County" and in any subsequent appeals, according to the campaign website.
Apostol is a graduate of the Northern Illinois University Law School and was elected to the NIU Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2015. He has served, since 2014, as Chair of the NIU College of Law Board of Visitors. Among the several other honors and awards listed on his campaign website are Apostol's selection by the Hellenic Bar Association as "Hellene of the Year" for 1997 and a 1992 Government Service Award from La Raza Publications.
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