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Voting For Judges In Illinois: What You Should Know

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Among the long list of elected officials Illinois voters will be asked to select this year are the judges. Yeah -- we know -- many of you skip over this part of the ballot. But there are good reasons not to do that.

First, the basics: you will be asked to elect judges to fill vacancies (although in Cook County, at least, most of those are uncontested races), and you will be asked whether to "retain" judges already on the bench.

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