The Circuit Judges of the 16th Judicial Circuit have announced the election of T. Clint Hull as chief judge.
Hull will take over the chief judge responsibilities effective Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. He follows present Chief Judge Susan Clancy Boles, who was elected last year.
According to a 16th Circuit Court news release, Hull was appointed to the position of associate judge in March of 2009. He presided over various courtrooms including Traffic/Misdemeanor, Juvenile Delinquency and Criminal Felony including the Treatment Alternative Court.
The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Hull to circuit judge Sept. 1, 2016, replacing the retiring Judge Thomas Mueller. Hull was elected as circuit judge of the 16th Circuit, Fourth Subcircuit in November 2018.
Hull is a graduate of St. Charles High School, the University of Illinois and DePaul University School of Law.
Hull said some of his highlights as a judge have been presiding over the Kane County Treatment Alternative Court for five years (2013-2018) and creating with Boles the program “Worries of the World Wide Web,” which has been picked up statewide by the Illinois Judges Association and has presented throughout Kane County and the state of Illinois.
Hull awarded the Tri-City Family Services Barth Award for community service in 2017 and the Charlemagne Award from the St Charles Chamber of Commerce in 2018, a lifetime achievement award given for service to the community.
“As the chief judge my job is to represent all of the judges in our 16th Circuit and to do what I can to help them do their jobs in a way that best serves all citizens of Kane County,” Hull said. “Having spent most of my professional career in the Kane County court system, I have had a chance to build relationships with many people over the past 26 years. I am looking forward to working with all of those people in continuing the great work our judges and our judicial system does.”