OTTAWA – The Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday announced that Thirteenth Circuit Judge Eugene P. Daugherity has been assigned as an Appellate Court Justice in the Third District. He was assigned to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Justice Robert E. Carter to the state Supreme Court. The assignment of Judge Daugherity takes effect in December. Judge Daugherity was first appointed to the bench in 2001 in the 13th Judicial Circuit. He was elected in 2002 general election and has been retained ever since. He has been the presiding judge of the Civil Division in LaSalle County since 2010.
“It is a privilege and an honor for the Supreme Court to show the confidence to place me on the Third District Appellate Court,” Judge Daugherity said. “I look forward to working in collaboration with my colleagues on the court and fairly representing the citizens of the district.”