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09 November 2016


It appears that the Republicans have taken a 4-3 majority control of the 5th District Appellate Court in southern Illinois. Republican John Barberis, Jr., defeated Brad Bleyer and Republican James Randy Moore defeated his opponent Jo Beth Weber. The balance of the court is as follows:

Judy Cates, Democrat
Melissa A. Chapman, Democrat
Richard P. Goldenhersh, Democrat
S. Gene Schwarm, Republican
Thomas M. Welch, Republican

Interestingly, S. Gene Schwarm is reportedly retiring at the end of his term this December 2016. We will report what effect this new majority has as new decisions are issued.