Thursday, August 20, 2015

William B. Sullivan campaign website, September 10 fundraiser announced

Supporters of Judge William B. Sullivan have launched a campaign website and scheduled a September 10 fundraiser for their candidate. That's a link to the campaign website in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.

The Thursday, September 10 fundraiser for Judge Sullivan will be at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be available. Tickets are $100 each and sponsorships are available as well ($250 - bronze, $500 - silver, $1,000 - gold, and $5,000 platinum). For additional information about the event, or to order tickets, email

The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Sullivan to the Zwick vacancy in the 11th Subcircuit this past April (he took office in June). His campaign website notes that he is a 1984 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, and a 1989 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Music and History. Sullivan attended DePaul University Law School, where, according to the campaign site, "he was the founder and two-time editor-in-chief of the DePaul Journal of Art, Technology, and Intellectual Property Law (formerly known as the DePaul Journal of Art and Entertainment Law)."

After graduating from DePaul in 1992, Sullivan set up a solo law practice in Oak Park where, according to his campaign biography, he practiced in the areas "real estate, bank and business transactions, estate planning, commercial litigation, personal injury, landlord-tenant disputes, and probate and estate administration" until he was appointed to the bench. Sullivan was also a licensed real estate broker and operated a real estate brokerage firm from 1998 to the date of his judicial installation.

According to his campaign website, Sullivan has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University College of Law and as a Hearing Officer for the Illinois State Board of Elections. He was "twice elected President of the Cicero Township Trustees of Schools, an entity that collected, invested and distributed tax monies on behalf of Oak Park, Berwyn, and Cicero schools." Sullivan has served as co-founder and president of the Oak Park and River Forest High School Alumni Association; vice president of the Oak Park Area Arts Council; president of the Oak Park Huskies Baseball Club, Inc.; and as a member of the Board of Directors of L’Arche Chicago, a not-for-profit social services organization, and the Oak Park Township Senior Services Committee. He has also volunteered as a coach with the Oak Park Youth Baseball program and serves as a cantor and lector at St. Catherine of Siena–St. Lucy Parish.

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