More Than 170 Illinois Judicial Contests Likely In 2012

There may be as many as 175 judicial elections—both contested and retention—on the 2012 general election ballot. Two of these races are at the supreme court level, with one justice expected to stand for retention and one justice who was appointed to the bench competing against several challengers to keep her seat. (In Illinois, judges (including interim appointees) are first chosen in partisan elections then stand for retention to serve subsequent terms.) IllinoisJudges.net provides information about judicial candidates.

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