Group Campaigns Against Retention of Illinois County Judges (Updated)

A grassroots organization known as Citizens for Judicial Integrity is campaigning against the retention of four Madison County judges. According to the CFJI website, the judges were elected with "huge contributions from judges and asbestos law firms" and are "responsible for a lawsuit explosion.” The anti-retention effort is endorsed by the state chamber. One of the challenged judges has launched TV ads in support of her retention.