Thursday, October 06, 2011

Democratic party meeting to slate judicial hopefuls

Abdon M. Pallasch reports in today's Chicago Sun-Times that a "Cook County Democratic Party committee Wednesday recommended the party endorse Mary Jane Theis for the state Supreme Court in the March primary election."

Justice Theis was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court last year, when Justice Thomas Fitzgerald stepped down.

Pallasch reports that the full party is expected to accept this recommendation today and to announce all of its other endorsements for the five First District Appellate Court vacancies and the ten countywide Cook County Circuit Court vacancies that will be up for election today. This blog will try to provide information on these decisions as soon as possible.

Footnote: Mr. Pallasch came to the Sun-Times from the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. It should be noted that Mr. Pallasch is perhaps the only reporter on the Chicago dailies who regularly provides information on the local judiciary. Given the ever shrinking news hole in the Chicago papers, his reporting is more valuable than ever.

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