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Title:Court of Claims
Contact Name:Bradley R. Bucher
Contact Title:Court Administrator
Contact Phone:217.782.0111
Function:The Court rules on claims filed against the state, except those under Workers’ Compensation or Workers’ Occupational Diseases Acts, or claims for expenses in civil litigation.
Term:6 years, and until successor is appointed and qualified
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Qualifications:Attorneys licensed in Illinois
Compensation:Chief Justice, $66,469 per year; Judges, $61,356 per year
Composition:7 judges appointed by Governor - 1 to be designated Chief Justice
Chair:Appointed by the Governor as Chief Justice
Authority:705 ILCS 505/1

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Birnbaum, Peter1/17/20223/28/2011GovernorMemberChief JusticeCook
Burns, Mary Pat1/18/20217/1/2009GovernorMemberJudgeCook
Gagliardo, Joseph1/16/20237/1/2017GovernorMemberJudge
McGlynn, Michael1/18/20216/12/2015GovernorMemberJudgeSt. Clair
Sprague, Robert1/15/20243/22/2019GovernorMemberJudgeSt Clair
Zettler, Nancy1/20/20253/22/2019GovernorMemberJudgeMcHenry