Both John McAdams and Carlo Colosimo express their humility at their selection as Kendall County judges. On August 19, two men take the oath of office in a formal ceremony held at the Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville. In order to cover the opening left by Judge Melissa Barnhart’s retirement, McAdams, who was most recently an associate judge, was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a full circuit court judge in the 23rd judicial circuit.
Colosimo, a well-known lawyer with offices in Plano, was chosen as an associate judge from a pool of 18 applicants by the circuit judges to serve on the 23rd Circuit Bench. Colosimo addressed the audience in the crowded courtroom and stated, “I’m honored and humbled that I was chosen. I take this appointment very seriously, I can’t stress that enough, he said.
McAdams informed the audience, “I am humbled and excited by this assignment McAdams was sworn in by Justice Michael Burke of the Illinois Supreme Court. McAdams, an associate judge since 2011, was praised by Burke as “a terrific lawyer and an even better person. The county’s “problem-solving” courts, which include special courts for those with drug or mental health problems as well as cases involving family law, are overseen by McAdams, 53, of Yorkville.
According to McAdams, it can be challenging to condemn someone to prison or prison. You agonize over it, according to McAdams. You are actually in control of someone’s life. Stephen Krantz, the county judge for Kendall, gave Colosimo the oath. Colosimo immigrated to America as a young man from Argentina, according to Krantz. According to Krentz, “Carlos’ story is about realizing the American ideal. “His career as a judge is only getting started.”
The position left vacant by McAdams’ appointment to a full circuit judge is now filled by Colosimo, 49, of Bristol. Colosimo declared, “I cannot emphasize enough how seriously I regard this assignment. I promise to always act fairly. Colosimo relocated to Kendall County to work as a state attorney’s office prosecutor. Colosimo stated, his voice shaking with emotion, “Little did I know Kendall County would be my home.”
Colosimo acknowledged that sitting as a judge would be quite different from bringing criminals to justice or advocating for clients. Colosimo remarked, “I have to retrain myself to view things differently. To handle situations of abuse, traffic, and drunk driving are given to Colosimo. McAdams and Colosimo express gratitude to family members and coworkers for their support.
The ceremony was inaugurated by Kendall County Presiding Judge Robert Pilmer, who welcomed a roster of attendees that resembled a who’s who of the county’s law enforcement and government. Black-robed judges from the 23rd State Circuit, which encompasses both Kendall and DeKalb counties, filled the jury box. Sheriff Dwight Baird of Kendall County, State Attorney Eric Weiss, Circuit Court Clerk Matthew Prochaska, Coroner Jackie Purcell, and Jackie Purcell’s husband, Yorkville Mayor John Purcell, were all present.
Along with Scott Grider, chairman of the County Board, other board members Scott Gengler, Ruben Rodriguez, and Judy Gilmour were present. Richard Irwin, the mayor of Aurora, was there. Montgomery, Oswego, Yorkville, and even the city police chief A standout in her blue suit, Aurora was also. Colosimo was chosen to serve a four-year term as an Associate Judge. Until 2024, when he will be up for reelection for a six-year term, McAdams is currently appointed. McAdams declared he’d enter.
On August 19, 2022, at the Kendall County Courthouse, Justice Michael Burke of the Illinois Supreme Court swears John McAdams of Yorkville in as a full circuit judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit. By Mark Foster Since February 2011, McAdams has worked as an associate judge. Prior to being appointed to the bench, he had a private practice in Kendall County and worked part-time as an assistant public defender there. He was admitted to practice law in November 1995.
McAdams is an Eastern Illinois University and Northern Illinois University College of Law alum. Burke, the justice for the second district, which encompasses Kendall County, recommended McAdams for the position, and the state’s High Court made the appointment. As a probation officer with Kane County Court Services in the 16th Judicial Circuit, Colosimo started his career.
Colosimo, a former captain in the US Army, worked as a Judge Advocate General in both the active and reserve forces, covering everything from military law to family law to administrative matters. In addition to holding positions and appointments with Southern Kane, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kendall County, the Kendall County Veterans Assistance Commission, and other organizations, Colosimo also serves as a board member of a special advocate committee appointed by Kendall County Court.
In 1995, Colosimo received his degree from Illinois State University. In 1999, he graduated from Northern Illinois University with a doctorate in law. He was admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar in 2006 and the Illinois State Bar in 2000. A former alderman who served as mayor-in-waiting is currently serving on the Colosimo Yorkville City Council. For administrative, zoning, and code breaches in the village of Oswego, he has acted as the hearing officer. Judge for Kendall County, Kentucky, was humbled when he took the oath of office, according to Shaw Local.