In some Illinois jurisdictions, judges are elected in subcircuits. Must a candidate in a judicial subcircuit election reside within the subcircuit? The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that candidates for election as a Corcuit Court judge in a subcircuit must reside in that geographic area at the time he or she submits nominating petitions to the board of elections. So, not only must the candidate reside within the subcircuit in which he/she seeks election, the candidate must also reside within that area when his/her nominating papers are filed with the election authorities. See Goodman v Ward, decided on 3/24/11. If you have a civil or criminal litigation matter please contact Noonan Perillo Ltd. at (847) 244-0111 or (312) 981-0120 to discuss your claim.