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State of Illinois

Methods of Judicial Selection: Illinois

Members of the Highest Court

Thomas L. Kilbride
Chief Justice, District 3. Democrat. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2020.

Charles E. Freeman
Justice, District 1. Democrat. Elected 1990. Current term expires 2020.

Robert R. Thomas
Justice, District 2. Republican. Elected 2000. Current term expires 2020.

Rita B. Garman
Justice, District 4. Republican. Appointed 2001 by the supreme Court. Current term expires 2012.

Lloyd A. Karmeier
Justice, District 5. Republican. Elected 2004. Current term expires 2014.

Anne M. Burke
Justice, District 1. Democrat. Appointed 2006 by the supreme court. Current term expires 2018.

Mary Jane Theis
Justice, District 1. Democrat. Appointed 2010 by the supreme court. Current term expires 2012.