A retired Christian County judge and life-long Taylorville resident is stepping into a leadership role in the Illinois Judges Association. Former Fourth Judicial Circuit Judge John Coady was installed as President of the association at their annual meeting on Saturday at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Coady served as a judge on the Fourth Circuit of Illinois from 1987 until his retirement in 2009. He has also served as the Christian County State’s Attorney.
Coady says he wanted to stay involved somehow, and that his previous work with the association should suit him for the association’s current needs.
Coady says he will have many responsibilities in the role of President of the Illinois Judge’s Association.
The association represents 1,200 active and retired Illinois state court judges. Coady is the first retired member to serve as president of the association.