In an order entered today, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Circuit Court Judge Eileen O'Neill Burke to the Epstein vacancy on the Illinois Appellate Court. The appointment is effective March 31 and will terminate on December 5, 2016 -- the day that Judge Burke will be sworn in as the winner of the election to the Epstein vacancy.
Judge Burke won the Democratic Party's nomination for this vacancy yesterday (she was unopposed). Since no Republican filed for the vacancy, she will unopposed in the November general election as well.
Judge Stuart Palmer had been serving in this vacancy pursuant to a prior Supreme Court appointment. Judge Palmer recently retired; the vacancy created by that retirement was among those also on the ballot yesterday.
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