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Illinois Third District Appellate Court

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The Illinois Third District Appellate Court encompasses the northern counties in the state, including some of the more populated areas in the state.

Illinois Third District Appellate Court
Court information
Judges:   7
Founded:   1877[1]
Salary:   $199,000[2]
Judicial selection
Method:   Partisan election of judges
Term:   10 years

The Third District Appellate Court includes 21 counties across the central-north part of the state: Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Warren, Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, Whiteside, Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Tazewell, Bureau, Grundy, LaSalle, Iroquois, Kankakee, and Will County.

Illinois Appellate
Court Districts
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Like every appellate district, the judges elected to the Third District serve 10 year terms "for a term commencing on the first Monday in December following his [or her] election."[3]

JudgeTermAppointed by
Judge Robert L. Carter2006-2014
Judge William Holdridge12/5/1994-12/1/2024
Judge Tom Lytton1992-12/2022
Judge Mary McDade2000-2020
Judge Mary O'Brien2003-12/1/2024
Judge Daniel Schmidt2002-2022
Judge Vicki Wright2006-2016

See also

External links


  1. Four Illinois appellate court districts were founded in 1877, but they were reorganized into five districts in 1964. See: Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court, "History of the Illinois Courts," accessed July 8, 2014
  2. May vary for chief judge
  3. Illinois Constitution, "Article VI, Sections 10 and 12(d)"
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JudgeElection Vote
HoldridgeWilliam Holdridge 78.9% ApprovedA
O'BrienMary O'BrienApprovedA79.3% ApprovedA