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Judge David L. Vancil, Jr. has been elected Chief Judge by the Circuit Judges of the Ninth Judicial Circuit. Vancil's term as Chief Judge will commence on October 5, 2015.
He will succeed Chief Judge James B. Stewart, who is retiring effective September 30, 2015.
Judge Vancil served as Assistant Public Defender in Knox County, Assistant State's Attorney in Warren County, and as Henderson County State's Attorney from 1996 until his appointment as Resident Circuit Judge of Henderson County in 2002.
In November, 2002, Vancil was elected Circuit Judge, and has since held that position.
Vancil graduated from Southern High School. Stronghurst, in 1986, and in 1990 he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University in Normal.
He attended Southern Illinois University College of Law, and received his Juris Doctor in 1993.
The Ninth Circuit is composed of Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren Counties.
Judge Vancil and his wife, Kelli, reside in Little York, and are the parents of four children.