Courthouse sources say that three Circuit Court Judges will retire this year.
One has already done so–Mareen McIntyre.
She was replaced by Associate Judge Robert Wilbrandt, who, in a previous life, was McHenry County Public Defender.
Another Judge said to be retiring is Michael Caldwell.
He defeated State’s Attorney Gary Pack for seat.
Caldwell garnered 50% of the vote against the sitting State’s Attorney.
The vote was 16,381 to 10,856.
The final one folks are speculating might retire is Chief Judge Michael Sullivan.
Of course, that rumor has been proven false before.
Speculation has been sparked this year because Judge Sullivan is not assigned to a courtroom.
Sullivan was appointed an Associate Circuit Court Judge in 1976 and was elected Circuit Court Judge in 1984.
He has been Chief Judge since 2006.
Since judges max out on their pension in twenty years, it is obvious that Judge Sullivan is not remaining in office to increase his pension.