Officials in the Third Judicial Circuit are seeking applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy, following the announcement that Associate Judge Keith Jensen will be retiring on August 31st. Jensen, who also served as a former assistant state's attorney, assistant attorney general, and director of the statewide Violent Crimes Strike Force, was first appointed by the nine circuit judges in 2007. He was re-appointed to a four-year term in July 2011.
Any United States citizen who is licensed to practice law in Illinois and who reside within Madison and Bond counties can apply by submitting necessary paperwork to the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on September 2nd.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.