Klein named new associate judge for 23rd Judicial Court

Klein’s appointment is a 4-year term, to fill vacancy left by Marcy Buick recently appointed as Circuit Court Judge

SYCAMORE - A familiar face in DeKalb County’s courts has been appointed to fill the vacant associate judge position in the 23rd Judicial Court left by the recent appointment of Marcy Buick to Circuit Judge.

According to a news release from the 23rd Judicial Court of DeKalb and Kendall counties, Stephanie P. Klein, formerly a DeKalb County First Assistant State’s Attorney who has headed up her own private practice since December, is the new Associate Judge of the judicial court.

In a statement released Wednesday, 23rd Judicial Court Chief Judge Robert Pilmer spoke of Klein’s appointment.

“We are excited to have Stephanie Klein join the ranks of the judiciary of the 23rd Judicial Court,” Pilmer said in a statement. “She’s a hard worker with an excellent reputation. She will be a great judge, and a great addition to the judiciary.”

Klein, who was selected to the appointment by a group judiciary peers from a pool of 18 applicants, will serve a four-year term. The vacancy created by Buick follows Buick’s appointment to the Circuit Judge role formerly held by retired Circuit Court Judge Robbin Stuckert.

Klein, who has been an attorney for 22 years, served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s office until this past December, when she began her private practice.

Klein is a graduate of the University of Illinois Law School and DePauw University, according to the news release, and she and her husband and children reside in Sycamore.

A formal investiture ceremony will be held Aug. 9 at the DeKalb County Courthouse, and Klein will begin her judicial career at the Kendall County Courthouse that same day.

Kelsey Rettke

Kelsey Rettke

Kelsey Rettke is the editor of the Daily Chronicle, part of Shaw Media and DeKalb County's only daily newspaper devoted to local news, crime and courts, government, business, sports and community coverage. Kelsey also covers breaking news for Shaw Media Local News Network.