Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Circuit Courts Act. Creates an additional DeKalb County resident judgeship in the 16th judicial circuit (Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb counties), to be elected first in 2008. Authorizes the Illinois Supreme Court to fill the judgeship by appointment until then. Specifies that the judgeship is not a subcircuit judgeship. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Circuit Courts Act. In the 19th judicial circuit's existing circuit judgeships, eliminates the first judgeship that is or becomes vacant on or after the bill's effective date. Creates an additional resident judgeship in the 22nd judicial circuit (McHenry County). Creates an additional Boone County resident judgeship in the 17th judicial circuit (Boone and Winnebago counties). Creates an additional DeKalb County resident judgeship and an additional Kendall County resident judgeship in the 16th judicial circuit (Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb counties). Creates an additional Grundy County resident judgeship in the 13th judicial circuit (Bureau, LaSalle, and Grundy counties). Provides that the judgeships are to be elected first in 2010. Authorizes the Illinois Supreme Court to fill the judgeships by appointment until then. Specifies that the judgeships are not subcircuit judgeships. In the 19th judicial circuit (Lake County), creates an additional resident judgeship elected from the 4th subcircuit, which may be filled by appointment by the Illinois Supreme Court until elected beginning at the 2010 general election regardless of whether the judgeships for the first and second subcircuits have been filled. Amends the Associate Judges Act. Authorizes the appointment of an additional associate judge in the 3rd judicial circuit (Madison and Bond counties) and in the 20th judicial circuit (Randolph, Monroe, St. Clair, Washington, and Perry counties). Effective immediately.