Here is the map for the 3rd Judicial Subdistrict:
Justin Hansen has just been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to replace Judge Michael Sullivan.
If Hansen has connections to the Republican Party in McHenry County, they have yet to have been brought to my attention.
I don’t know whether Associate Judge Kevin Costello lives in the 3rd Judicial District Subcircuit, but, if he does, the Republican infrastructure now knows who he is, while GOP activists are unaware of Hansen.
The trial about the Joe Tirio smear postcards mailed engineered by Jack Franks’ allies brought Costello name identification that Associate Judges with Circuit Court ambitions can only dream of.
And, if he doesn’t currently live in the required area, he could always move.
I believe he has served as a GOP Precinct Committeeman from the Nunda Township part of Crystal Lake.
Judge Costello’s oral chain of logic in the first court hearing after taking only about ten minutes to consider the attorneys’ arguments was a tour de force.
And Costello’s willingness to listen to the repetitive arguments of the smear piece printer’s attorney, while boring, demonstrated patience a judge probably needs.