Justin Hansen Appointed to Replace Circuit Court Judge Michael Sullivan

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court: Justin M. Hansen Appointed Circuit Judge by the Illinois Supreme Court (Woodstock, IL) On November 12, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court issued order M.R. 001403, appointing Justin M. Hansen to Circuit … Continue reading

Mary McClellan Seeks Another Perch on the Public Payroll, Joe Gottemoller Also Applies

A press release from the Illinois Supreme Court reveals that former McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan seeks to be appointed an Associate McHenry County Circuit Court Judge. She ran for the Republican Party nomination for Circuit Court Judge last spring … Continue reading

Feds Give $491,000 over Four Years to McHenry County Circuit Court for Drunk Driving Fight

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court: 22nd Judicial Circuit Receives DUI Court Grant from Bureau of Justice Assistance (Woodstock, IL) The 22nd Judicial Circuit of McHenry County is pleased to announce that it was notified by the … Continue reading

Will Judicial Candidates Joel Berg, Mary McClellan and Robert Wilbrandt Vote to Allow Cameras in Courtrooms?

Friday, McHenry County Blog reported on the positions of three candidates for judicial posts. Saying they favor cameras in the courtroom were Ray Flavin Demetri Tsilimigras Unwilling to say, “yes,” was Tiffany Davis. Not that it’s a big deal to … Continue reading

Speculation of Judge Michael Caldwell’s Retirement Unconfirmed, But Retirement Party Scheduled

A reader calling him or herself “Publius” wrote the following in a comment under the article about appointed Judge Robert Wilbrandt’s Meet and Greet: “Judge Caldwell announced his retirement yesterday.” That would have been on Wednesday. I contacted the McHenry … Continue reading

Tiffany Davis Designated to Replace Retiring Circuit Court Judge Charles Weech

Judge Charles Weech is retiring this September after serving on the Circuit Court since being elected in 2006. Prior to that he was an appointed Associate Circuit Court Judge beginning in March of 2001. Before his judicial appointment Weech was … Continue reading

McHenry County Judicial Watch

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 … Continue reading

McHenry County Drug & Mental Health Courts Gain Certification

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court: 22nd Judicial Circuit Specialty Courts First to Receive Certification in the State (Woodstock, IL) Recently the Circuit Court of the 22nd Judicial Circuit was notified by Administrative Office of the Illinois … Continue reading

Mental Health Court to Get National Exposure

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court: McHenry County Mental Health Court to be part of the National Association for Drug Court Professionals National Training Conference (Woodstock, IL) Recently the Circuit Court of the 22nd Judicial Circuit was … Continue reading

Robert Wilbrandt Replacing Marleen McIntyre as Circuit Court Judge

Circuit Court Judge Maureen McIntyre is retiring on December 31st. In her place the Illinois Supreme Court has named Associate Judge Robert A. Wilbrandt, effective on January 3, 2017. The order was issued on October 27th. Judge Wilbrandt will have … Continue reading

Talking about Courtroom Scheduling

Under the article “County Board Considers Multi-Million Dollar Construction,” commenter “Questioning” has a couple of sentences about the court system’s wasting people’s time that I would like to comment on. Here’s the whole comment with the part that interested me … Continue reading

Two Associate Judges Appointed

Inthe last two weeks McHenry County Circuit Judges have selected two new Associate Judges: Michael Coppedge of Crystal Lake Jeffrey Hirsch of Woodstock Assistant State’s Attorney Demetri Tsilimigras, who announced his candidacy for the Circuit Court Judgeship given to Associate … Continue reading