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Title:Judicial Inquiry Board
Website:http://www.state.il.us/jib/
Contact Name:Kathy Twine
Contact Phone:312.814.5554
Contact E-Mail:Kathy.Twine@Illinois.gov
Function:The Board conducts investigations and receives or initiatives complaints concerning a judge or associate judge as well as files and prosecutes complaints with the Courts Commission. The Board is an independent entity within the Judicial branch and is not subject to the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
Term:4 years-Term goes from date of appointment, not previous expiration. No member may serve for more than 8 years.
Senate Confirmation:No
Party Affiliation:3 of Governor's appointments shall be lawyers, no more than 2 from the same political party, and 4 shall not be lawyers, no more than 2 from the same political party
Qualifications:No more than 2 of the lawyers and 2 of the public members shall be of the same political party
Compensation:$200 per diem, plus expenses (Judges only receive expenses)
Composition:9 members -7 appointed by Governor -2 Circuit Judges, appointed by the Supreme Court
Chair:Elected by the Board
Authority:Illinois Constitution-Article VI, Section 15(b)-(d)

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Caisley, William9/14/20199/14/2015RepublicanGovernorMember, LawyerMcLean
Castiglione, Frank3/19/202210/27/2009DemocratGovernorMember, LawyerCook
Coghlan, Mary Ellen9/20/20219/20/2017Supreme CourtMemberCircuit JudgeCook
Gomora, Paula A.5/1/20235/1/2015Supreme CourtVice ChairCircuit JudgeKane
Johnson, Elaine11/20/202111/20/2017DemocratGovernorMember, Public MemberCook
O'Connor, Patrick9/21/20199/21/2015DemocratGovernorMember, Public MemberCook
Sterba, David12/10/202112/10/2017RepublicanGovernorChair, LawyerCook
VACANTOtherGovernorPublic MemberNone
VACANTOtherGovernorMember, Public MemberNone