Early voting sites to remain open in Chicago on Election Day — providing ‘fallback plans to fallback plans’

The unprecedented modern day pre-election scramble comes as the list of Election Day polling sites in the city and suburban Cook County requiring relocation climbed to 175 amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

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* Note: 17 year olds can vote in the March 17th Primary Election if they will be 18 by the day of the General Election, which will be November 3rd, 2020.

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I am Justice Michael B. Hyman and I am seeking to continue to be a member on the Illinois Appellate Court which hears appeals from the Circuit Court of Cook County. I have served on the appellate bench for almost seven years and as a judge for over 12 years. As an appellate justice, I have authored hundreds of decisions, mostly involving criminal law issues. What matters most to me is that I fairly and impartially evaluate the facts, the law, the legal arguments, and the record of the proceedings.
I encourage you to look over my bar ratings, in which I have always been found "Highly Qualified" or “Qualified” I’ve also been endorsed by the Cook County Democratic Party. 
Judge Kerrie Maloney Laytin was appointed as Circuit Judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County by the Illinois Supreme Court on December 17, 2018, effective January 18, 2019. She is currently assigned to the First Municipal District in the Richard J. Daley Center, hearing municipal matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, criminal traffic court misdemeanors such as driving under the influence, petitions to rescind statutory summary suspensions, and municipal ordinance violations. She has presided over more than 100 bench trials, contested motions, and hearings since assuming the bench. Judge Maloney Laytin was found qualified or recommended by all evaluating bar associations.

Judge James T. Derico, Jr. is on the March 17, 2020 ballot for the Circuit Court of Cook County. In December 2018, Justice Mary Jane Theis and the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Judge Derico as a Cook County Circuit Court Judge. Judge Derico was appointed to fill the vacancy of the Hon. Matthew Coghlan who was not retained as a result of the 2018 general election. Judge Derico is currently running to maintain that seat.
Judge Derico has over 34 years of legal experience handling a wide variety of civil litigation matters and corporate transactions. Before being appointed to the bench, Judge Derico was the owner and founding partner of Derico & Associates, P.C. for over 25 years. Prior to starting Derico & Associates, P.C., Judge Derico was an Associate Attorney at Gardner, Carton & Douglas (n/k/a Drinker, Biddle), in-house Corporate Attorney for Borg-Warner Corporation and an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago.
Judge Derico is a native of Gary, Indiana. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
His professional associations include the Chicago Bar Association, where he was a Chair on the Corporate Practices Group (YLS), and the Cook County Bar Association. He has also served on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee for Civil Jury Instructions.
Judge Derico has been a member of Trinity United Church of Chicago since 1998. He has served on the Project Jeremiah Mentoring Ministry and the Trinity United Church of Christ Legal Clinic. Judge Derico received the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) Distinguished Service Award in 2007, 2009 and 2016 and 2018 for his work providing pro bono legal services through the Trinity Legal Clinic.
I am asking for your support to continue to serve the residents of Cook County as a Circuit Court Judge. 
I was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, and I am currently assigned to the Fourth District in Maywood. Prior to my appointment to the bench, I was a solo practitioner concentrating in the area of family law. 

I have over 25 years legal experience, and I have been very active in the community. I believe good judges matter, and I work hard every day to be a good judge.

I am asking for your vote on March 17, 2020 in the Democratic Primary.
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Bar Association Evaluations
Maura has been found “Qualified” or “Recommended” by the following Bar Associations:

Chicago Bar Association
“Ms. Zeller has an excellent temperament and possess all the requisite qualifications for service as a Circuit Court Judge.” 

Chicago Council of Lawyers
“Ms. Zeller is considered to have good legal ability and she is praised for her temperament.”

Cook County Bar Association
Black Women Lawyers’ Association
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago
Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
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Dedicated to Justice

Over 22 years of Legal Experience
LifeLong Resident of the 2nd Subcircuit
Volunteer at Juvenile Temporary Detention Center
Provide Pro Bono Services to low income Communities
Active in Community Organizations, including NAACP and the 5th District Pastoral Subcommittee
Don't Get Caught
Playing Ballot Box Bingo