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 to run for the vacated office in 2018, just as Associate Judge James Cowlin did this year.
On January 3rd there will be a vacant Associate Judgeship due to the appointment of Wilbrandt to the Circuit Judgeship.
Presently the McHenry County Circuit Court Administrator is accepting applications for the Associate Judgeship vacancy.