In the two judicial races in the 16th Judicial Circuit, Kane County Circuit Court Judge James Hallock claimed victory, along with Geneva attorney D.J. Tegeler, according to unofficial election results.
Hallock ran against Aurora attorney David Howard for the “New Judgeship A” seat in the 3rd Subcircuit of the 16th Judicial Circuit. According to unofficial results, Hallock received 6,196 votes to Howard's 4,354 votes.
Hallock was appointed as a new circuit felony judge in 2012, replacing retiring Judge Timothy O. Sheldon. Hallock has served as a judge in the county since 1992, when he was appointed as an associate judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit.
The Kane County Bar Association’s judicial evaluation committee gave Hallock a highly recommended rating, while not recommending Howard.
Tegeler won his race over Associate Kane County Judge Marmarie J. Kostelny of Elgin. According to unofficial results, Tegeler received 6,193 votes to Kostelny's 6,167 votes.
The Kane County Bar Association’s judicial evaluation committee gave Kostelny a highly recommended rating, and Tegeler received a recommended rating.
The winner of the election will fill the vacancy left by Judge Karen Simpson, who plans to retire Oct. 6.