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  • James Hallock: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:53 PM
    Candidate information for James Hallock, running for Kane County Circuit Court-16th circuit, 3rd subcircuit

  • First black judge in Kane County set to retire Jul 1, 2014 5:24 AM
    F. Keith Brown, the first black judge and chief judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit, is stepping down after nearly 23 years on the bench. The 57-year-old Elgin native held his final court call last week, and now plans to work for a Chicago mediation firm, among other things. “This is a great job, and I love it. I could do it another 20 years and still be a happy person,” Brown said

  • Kostelny concedes Kane judge GOP nod to Tegeler May 14, 2014 9:26 PM
    Marmarie Kostelny will not to seek a full recount in her seven-vote loss to D.J. Tegeler for the Republican nomination for Kane County circuit judge. A discovery recount in early May did not reveal any irregularities; Tegeler advances to the Nov. 4 election where no Democrat has filed for the seat.

  • Waiting game begins in Kane Couny judge recount May 8, 2014 12:59 PM
    The discovery recount is over and now Marmarie Kostelny has until May 19 to ask for a full recount in her 7-vote loss to D.J. Tegeler for the Republican nomination for Kane County Circuit Judge. Tegeler's camp says she lacks proof needed to persuade a judge to order a full recount.

  • Kane County judge recount could take most of week May 5, 2014 5:25 PM
    The second part of a discovery recount began Monday for D.J. Tegeler's seven-vote victory over Marmarie Kostelny for the GOP nomination for Kane Circuit judge. Last week, two precincts in Aurora were counted; 16 precincts will be counted in Kane County this week. Kostelny's camp has until May 19 to petition for a full recount.

  • Attorney: Questionable ballot in Kane County judge recount Apr 29, 2014 9:17 PM
    An attorney for Kane County Associate Judge Marmarie Kostelny in a discovery recount of her seven-vote loss in the March 18 primary said one of some 400 ballots recounted in Aurora was questionable because it didn't scan Monday. Ballots from 16 precincts will be counted in Kane County next week and Kostelny has until May 19 to ask for a full recount against Geneva attorney D.J. Tegeler for the GOP nomination for circuit judge.

  • Discovery recount to begin Monday in Kane judge race Apr 26, 2014 8:00 AM
    A discovery recount will begin Monday in the race for the GOP nomination for circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit. Results were canvassed last week, with Geneva attorney D.J. Tegeler having an edge of seven votes over Associate Judge Marmarie Kostelny. Aurora will do its recount Monday; Kane County's wiill occur May 5. The winner advances to the November election.

  • Down by 7, Kostelny not conceding Kane County judge race Apr 11, 2014 2:40 PM
    Kane County Associate Judge Marmarie Kostelny has not conceded the March 18 election and likely will ask for an exploratory recount of 25 percent of precincts, her campaign manager said Thursday. Kostelny, who unofficial results show is trailing Geneva defense attorney D.J. Tegeler by seven votes, has five days after the Illinois State Board of Elections canvasses and certifies results on April 18 to ask for an exploratory recount.

  • Marmarie Kostelny: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:43 PM
    Candidate information for Marmarie Kostelny, running for Kane County Circuit Court-16th circuit, 3rd subcircuit

  • David Howard: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:43 PM
    Candidate information for David Howard, running for Kane County Circuit Court-16th circuit, 3rd subcircuit

  • Two seek GOP nod for another Kane County circuit judge seat Nov 5, 2013 4:41 PM
    Longtime Kane County Judge James Hallock and Aurora attorney David Howard are running for the six-year Kane County Circuit Judge seat formerly held by Timothy Sheldon, who retired last year. Hallock and Howard both are running as Republicans and will square off in a March primary.

  • Geneva attorney announces bid for Kane County judge seat Oct 22, 2013 11:20 AM
    Another candidate has announced a run for the Kane County Circuit judge seat that will be vacated by Karen Simpson in October 2014. Geneva attorney D.J. Tegeler will run as a Republican and he touting his diverse legal experience and budgeting skills. Associate Judge Marmarie Kostelny also is running, meaning a primary in March is likely.

  • Kane judge to retire in 2014; first candidate announces Oct 16, 2013 5:06 PM
    Kane County Court Circuit Judge Karen Simpson has announced she will retire next year, while Marmarie Kostelny, an associate judge, announced this week her candidacy for the post.

  • New Kane judges bring work ethic, wide experience Jan 9, 2013 5:43 PM
    Two new associate judges recently were named for the 16th Judicial Circuit. Alice Tracy and Elizabeth Flood, who have served as Kane County assistant state's attorneys for more than 30 years combined, will be assigned to one of the branch court locations in either Aurora, Elgin or St. Charles by the end of the month.

  • Congrats to Aurora on murder-free milestone Jan 6, 2013 4:48 PM
    If no news is good news, then this is great news. Aurora, the state's second largest city, marked a milestone last week: the city went an entire calendar year without a murder for the first time since 1946, when its population was just 48,000.

  • North Aurora man first Hispanic judge in 16th Circuit Nov 30, 2012 7:39 PM
    Rene Cruz, an Aurora attorney, has been selected as the newest associate judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. Cruz starts Monday and takes over in divorce court for Robert Janes, who retired in October. Cruz is the first Hispanic judge in Kane County history.

  • New judge promises integrity, fairness Nov 25, 2012 4:40 AM
    I recently was elected by the voters of Kane County as a circuit court judge. The time it's taken to sink in has allowed me to fully grasp the enormity of the trust and confidence the voters placed in me, and it is humbling indeed.

  • Dalton looking forward to seat on the bench Nov 9, 2012 12:42 PM
    John G. Dalton of Elgin is the newest judge in Kane County. Voters picked the 51-year-old Democrat and Elgin Community College trustee Tuesday over Republican John Walters, a former Elgin city council member who was appointed to the bench earlier this year. Dalton had run for judge before but lost.

  • Brawka first female chief judge of 16th Circuit Nov 2, 2012 4:41 PM
    Circuit Judge Judith Brawka is named chief judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit. She starts Saturday, and is the first woman to hold the position. "I've been dedicated to the Kane (judicial) system" throughout her career, making it her top priority, Brawka said. "I intend to be that way as chief judge too."

  • Dalton has experience, temperament to be judge Nov 2, 2012 4:40 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Fairness — that quality that we all look for in judges — can only come from jurists who are both experienced in the intricacies of the law and intelligent enough to apply their knowledge to the specifics of a given case. The sustained attentive excellence of John Dalton's career so far has convinced me that he is the best choice for Kane County Resident Judge, 2nd Subcircuit.

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