The Tenth Judicial Circuit is pleased to announce that on December 6th, Circuit Judge Katherine S. Gorman was unanimously re-elected by her circuit judge peers to serve as Chief Judge of the Tenth Judicial Circuit. Her consecutive two-year term will commence on January 2, 2023 and will run through January 6, 2025. There are 10 Circuit Judges in the Tenth Circuit whose duty is to elect a Chief Judge every two years. There are a total of21 judges in the Circuit which is comprised of Peoria, Tazewell, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark Counties.
A chief judge's duties include administrative work, scheduling of dockets, assignment of judges and oversight of court personnel. All 24 chief judges in the State of Illinois belong to the Conference of Chief Judges, which meet frequently, and whose mission is to provide continuous and stable statewide policy development and practices concerning the needs of the court system, under the guidance of the Illinois Supreme Court.
Judge Gorman was first selected as an associate judge of the Tenth Circuit on November 1, 2007, and then was elected as a circuit judge in a circuit-wide election in 2012. She is presently sitting in felony courtroom 210 of the Peoria County Courthouse.