Dickenson announces run for Circuit Judge in 21st Judicial Circuit


Share post:

Associate Judge Bill Dickenson is pleased to announce that he is running for Circuit Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit comprising Kankakee and Iroquois Counties.  Judge Dickenson is running for the vacancy that will be created by the recently announced retirement of Judge Clark Erickson.

            Judge Dickenson was appointed as an Associate Judge in 2018.  Prior to his appointment, Dickenson worked as a Kankakee County Assistant State’s Attorney for 27 years.  For 20 of those years, he served as the First Assistant State’s Attorney.  While working for the State’s Attorney’s Office, Dickenson tried approximately 60 murders, and countless other serious cases.

            Judge Dickenson, 54, is a Bourbonnais resident.  He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  His wife, Kelly, is a teacher in the Bradley School District.  They have two children, Zoey, a freshman at Indiana University, and Annie, a junior at BBCHS.

            “It has been an honor and a privilege to have served the citizens of the 21st judicial circuit for the last 28 years, first as a prosecutor, and now as a judge.  Whatever my job has been, the goal has been the same:  to seek justice for the citizens of Kankakee County, and since 2018, Iroquois County as well,” said Dickenson.  “Becoming a Judge was the fulfillment of a long-held career dream, and I welcome the opportunity to expand my duties as an elected circuit judge.  My extensive background as a trial attorney, combined with my experience as a judge makes me an ideal candidate for this position.

            “I worked for Judge Erickson in the State’s Attorney’s Office, and I practiced in front of him for many years in Courtroom 300. Since my appointment to the bench, I have been very fortunate to have worked alongside him and the other hard working and dedicated judges of the 21st Judicial Circuit.  Judge Erickson, when he retires, will leave behind an impressive legacy, and I am excited and honored to be seeking the opportunity to follow in his footsteps.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Illinois Man Arrested for Stealing Food Pantry Bus in Reported Hospital Trip Attempt

Watseka, Illinois - An Illinois man was apprehended for allegedly stealing a bus belonging to a Pembroke Township food...

Arkansas Residents Identified as Victims in Illinois Camper Trailer Fire Tragedy

Morris, IL – A tragic fire in a camper trailer at Love’s Truck Stop on Brisbin Road claimed the...

Illinois State Police Make Arrest in Fatal Summer Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Crash in Kankakee County

Kankakee County, Illinois – The Illinois State Police have arrested a Momence man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run...

Bolingbrook Braces for CosMc’s: McDonald’s Latest Innovation

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Anticipation mounts as Bolingbrook gears up to welcome CosMc's, McDonald's enigmatic new concept, at its former...