Position includes Ford, Livingston counties
An Associate Judge from Bloomington will fill a vacancy in the 11th Judicial Circuit, which includes Ford and Livingston counties. The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed a McLean County judge J. Casey Costigan. He'll fill the seat of Chief Circuit Judge Elizabeth Robb who retires December 31st.
The 11th Circuit also includes Logan, McLeran and Woodford counties.
A news release from the Illinois Supreme Court confirms the appointment.
Costigan, a Bloomington native, expressed his appreciation for the confidence of Chief Justice Rita Garman and the Supreme Court.
Costigan's initial appointment as an associate judge was in 2006. He was was reappointed as an associate judge on two successive occasions — in 2007 and 2011 — during which his bar approval ratings exceeded 97 percent.