11th Judicial Circuit Carla Barnes Becomes First Black Woman On 11th Circuit Bench By Edith Brady-Lunny & Dana Vollmer • Jan 12, 2021 MCLEAN COUNTY GOVERNMENT / RALPH WEISHEIT / WGLT UPDATED 4:35 p.m. | McLean County Public Defender Carla Barnes has been appointed as the first Black woman to serve as a circuit judge in Illinois’ 11th Judicial Circuit. Judge Drazewski: Time Is Right To Retire By Edith Brady-Lunny • Jan 4, 2021 David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool) After more than two decades as a judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Scott Drazewski left the bench in Courtroom 5A for the last time on Dec. 31, satisfied with his accomplishments and eager to meet the challenges that may lie ahead. Longtime Circuit Judge Drazewski To Retire By Edith Brady-Lunny • Nov 9, 2020 David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool) Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judge Scott Drazewski will retire Dec. 31 after 23 years on the bench, according to a statement Monday from Illinois State Supreme Court Justice Rita Garmin. Two New Associate Judges Named In 11th Circuit By Charlie Schlenker • Nov 29, 2018 Staff / WGLT The Illinois Supreme Court has named two Bloomington attorneys to associate judge positions. Reporters Urged To Use Courtroom Access In Illinois By WGLT staff • Sep 17, 2018 Photo courtesty of Lee Milner, Illinois News Broadcasters Association Two years after the Illinois Supreme Court decided to permanently allow cameras and microphones in courthouses, only half of counties statewide have actually implemented broadcast trial coverage. Pontiac Lawyer Tabbed Associate Judge By Eric Stock • Jul 16, 2018 WGLT Judges in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit have filled one of the vacancies on the bench.