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WITH A DIRECTORY OF THE JUDICIARY OF THE STATE
CORRECTED TO JULY 9, 1912.
AUTHORS OF JONES & ADDINGTON'S SUPPLEMENTS TO
STARB & CURTIS'S ANNOTATED ILLINOIS STATUTEN.
DIRECTORY OF THE JUDICIARY DEPARTMENT
OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
CORRECTED TO JULY 9, 1912.
The judiciary department of the State of Illinois is composed of (1) the Supreme Court; (2) Appellate Courts; (3) Circuit Courts; (4) Courts of Cook County; (5) City Courts; (6) Municipal Court of Chicago; (7) County and Probate Courts.
(1) THE SUPREME COURT.
The Supreme Court consists of seven justices, elected for a term of nine years, one from each of the seven districts into which the State is divided.
Formerly the State was divided into three grand divisions, Southern, Central and Northern, in which the terms were held, with one clerk for each of the three grand divisions elected for a term of six years, the court sitting at Mount Vernon, Springfield and Ottawa.
In 1897 these divisions were consolidated into one, comprising the entire State, and provision made that all terms of the court be held in the city of Springfield, on the first Tuesday in October, December, February, April and June of each year.
SAMUEL P. IBWIN...
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The Chief Justice is chosen by the court, annually, at the June term. The rule of the court is to select as successor to the presiding justice the justice next in order of seniority who has not served as Chief Justice within six years last past. Mr. Justice Dunn is the present Chief Justice.
J. McCan Davis, Springfield.
(2) APPELLATE COURTS. These Courts are held by the Judges of the Circuit Courts assigned by the Supreme Court for a term of three years. One clerk is elected in each district.
REPORTERS. W. CLYDE JONES and KEENE H. ADDINGTON, of the law firm of Jones,
Addington, Ames & Seibold, 105 West Monroe Street, Chicago.
BRANCH D.** MARTIN M. GRIDLEY, Presiding Justice, Ashland Block, Chicago. JOSEPH H. FITCH, Justice, Ashland Block, Chicago. WILLIAM H. MOSURELY, Justice, Ashland Block, Chicago.
Page, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kane,
April and October.
DORRANCE DIBELL, Presiding Justice, Joliet.
Shelby, Tazewell and Vermilion. Court sits at Springfield, Sangamon county, on the first Tuesdays
in April and October.
GEORGE W. THOMPSON, Presiding Justice, Galesburg.
SOLON PHILBRICK, Justice, Champaigu. • This court is a branch of the Appellate Court of the first district, and is held by three judges of the Circuit Court, designated and assigned by the Supreme Court under
the provisions of the act of the General Assembly, approved June 2, 1897. Hurd's Statutes, 1897, 508, Laws of 1897, 185.
• Established under act of June 6, 1911.
FOURTH DISTRICT. Composed of the counties of Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Craw.
ford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamil. ton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington,
Wayne, White and Williamson. Court sits at Mount Vernon, Jefferson county, on the fourth Tues
days in March and October.
HARRY HIGBEE, Presiding Justice, Pittsfield.
(3) CIRCUIT COURTS.
Exclusive of Cook county, the State of Illinois is divided into Seventeen Judicial Circuits, as follows: *
First Circuit.-The counties of Alexander, Pulaski, Massac, Pope, Johnson, Union, Jackson, Williamson and Saline.
WILLIAM N. BUTLER, Cairo. Second Circuit.-The counties of Hardin, Gallatin, White, Hamilton, Franklin, Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, Jefferson, Richland, Lawrence and Crawford.
JACOB R. CREIGHTON, Fairfield.
WILLIAM E. HADLEY, Collinsville.
THOMAS M. JETT, Hillsboro. Fifth Circuit.—The counties of Vermilion, Edgar, Clark, Cumber. land and Coles.
MORTON W. THOMPSON, Danville.
Laws 1897, 188.