Judges in the 10th Judicial Circuit voted for Paul Gilfillan to continue serving as chief judge.
Gilfillan’s second consecutive two-year term begins in January. Duties of the role include determining courtroom assignments and hours of court and supervising court personnel.
Gilfillan will also serve on the Illinois conference of chief judges.
There are 10 circuit judges in the circuit whose duty is to elect a chief judge every two years. There are a total of 21 judges in the circuit which is comprised of Peoria, Tazewell, Marshall, Putnam and Stark counties.
Gilfillan engaged in the private practice of law for 24 years with the law firm of Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo before being elected as Tazwell County’s Resident Circuit Judge in 2006.