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State Supreme Court appoints new judge in Mercer County

Brian Turner

The state Supreme Court chose a new judge to fill a vacancy in western Illinois.

Jeffrey McKinley will replace Judge James Conway as Resident Circuit Judge in Mercer County. Conway retired this summer after 21 years.

McKinley worked as an Assistant State's Attorney in Rock Island County for over ten years. Before that, he was an Assistant Attorney General in Illinois.

He will serve from October 16th, until December of next year.

Rachel graduated from Michigan State University's J-School and has a background in broadcast and environmental journalism. Before WVIK, she worked for WKAR Public Media, Great Lakes Now, and more. In her free time, she likes to cook, hike, and hang out with her cat.