Cook County judges elect Timothy Evans to an 8th term as chief

Timothy Evans | Wikipedia

Cook County Circuit Court judges elected Timothy Evans to be their chief judge for an eighth consecutive term on Tuesday, according to a statement from his office.

The statement said that Evans ran unopposed and received 184 of the 219 votes cast—equal to 84%.

A court spokesperson said the county has 239 circuit court judges eligible to vote on Tuesday. Associate judges, of which there are about 160, do not participate.

Evans, 79, was first elected chief judge in 2001 and has been re-elected every three years since then. The statement said that he was elected to the bench in 1992 after serving 19 years as the alderman for Chicago’s 4th ward.

He is also up for a retention vote during this November’s elections. Cook County Circuit Court judges must receive a 60% “yes” vote every six years to retain their seats on the bench.

Facts first. 100% reader-funded. Click here to support CWBChicago today.

About CWBChicago 6798 Articles
CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings. Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets. Our editorial email address is