Election Profile: 23rd Circuit Judge

By Joe Palmer

Election Profile: 23rd Circuit Judge

Bill Brady

Party: Republican

Age: 63

Hometown: Sycamore

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, J.D. from Loyola Law School Chicago

Career: Associate Circuit Judge

Main Goals/Priorities:

• Treating each case on an individual level; each case is its own world.

• Making sure there is no fear in the courtroom.

• Listening to the individual concerns and issues of the citizens in court.

Ron Matekaitis

Party: Democrat

Age: 54

Hometown: DeKalb

Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University, J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law

Career: Associate Judge

Main Goals/Priorities:

• Treating everyone fairly when they enter the court system.

• Helping with Pro Se [self-representing] people in court by creating materials to streamline the court process.

• Dealing with court issues in a more cost-effective way while not compromising the opportunity for a fair and expedient trial.