March 10, 2006

Chicago Tribune endorses O'Neal in 3rd Appellate race

3rd Judicial District (central Illinois)

Slater vacancy: Attorney Tom O'Neal of Peoria stands out here, though he has not been a judge. He has some thoughtful ideas about how to expedite cases and manage the Appellate Court workload. He has worked as a special assistant attorney general for agricultural law, helping farmers in financial distress find legal assistance, and he now specializes in business and commercial law. He is endorsed over Vicki Wright of Tampico, an associate judge since 1991, and Lance Peterson of Morris, an associate judge and former Grundy County state's attorney.


At 3/11/2006 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now this is truly interesting. The Trib was only looking at qualifications and not connections or other endorsements it would seem.

At 3/11/2006 4:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My understanding is that all three of the candidates are qualified with good experience, but only two have been on "the bench" as sitting judges, Lance Peterson and Vicki Wright. In that sense, the TRIBUNE endorsement of O'Neal seems odd. Those chose the only non judge in the bunch. Hmmmmm.

At 3/11/2006 8:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dope.... What happened to the O'Neal links? -------->

At 3/12/2006 3:04 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Very sorry about that. I had a major screw up and had to use a page template that wasn't up to date and didn't notice that it didn't include the O'Neal links. It's been fixed.


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