Attorney Nancy A. Nicholson will serve the 21st Judicial Circuit as an Associate Judge. She was elected by the seven circuit judges to fill the vacancy created when then-Associate Judge Bill Dickenson was elected a circuit judge last November. Nicholson will formally be sworn in Thursday, February 11 in a 4 pm ceremony at the Kankakee Courthouse. The 21st Judicial Circuit includes Kankakee and Iroquois counties.
Chief Judge Michael Kramer said "Nancy is an integral part of our legal community; well-respected in our area communities." The 45-year-old Nicholson has been in the state’s attorney office since 2010., serving two stints as an assistant prosecutor. She has practiced law since 2004.