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Judge Fitzgerald Wins New Term As Chief

11th Judicial Circuit

Judges in the 11th Circuit have retained Kevin Fitzgerald as Chief Judge of the circuit that includes Bloomington-Normal.

Fitzgerald was first elected Chief in 2014 and will serve another one year term.

He will have general administrative authority over the court and judicial assignments in McLean, Livingston, Logan, Ford, and Woodford Counties. Fitzgerald became an Associate Judge in 2000 and a Circuit Judge in 2006.

He helped develop a child welfare mediation program, the first in Illinois outside of Cook County. He also trains juvenile court judges statewide.

WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.
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