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Two Kane judges file petitions in primary race for Illinois Supreme Court

Judges John Noverini, René Cruz seek their party’s nomination for state’s high court

John Duggan, an attorney from Park Ridge, (left) and Kane County Judge John Noverini with the judge's nominating papers for the Illinois Supreme Court Second Judicial District GOP primary. Noverini filed nearly 4,500 signed petitions at the Illinois Board of Elections in Springfield on Monday.

Kane County Judges John Noverini, of Carpentersville, is seeking the Republican nomination and Rene Cruz, of Aurora, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the Illinois Supreme Court.

Also vying in the June 28 primary election for the GOP nomination are Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes and attorney Mark Curran – former Lake County Sheriff.

Lake County Associate Judge Elizabeth Rochford of Lake Forest and attorney Nancy Rodkin Rotering of Highland Park also filed for the Democratic nomination.

Noverini declared his candidacy for the Illinois Supreme Court in December. He filed nominating papers at the State Board of Elections in Springfield.

The filing period ends March 14. The winners in each party’s primary will face off in the Nov. 8 General Election.

The state is divided into five judicial districts, with three justices elected from the First District, which is Cook County, and one justice elected from each of the four other districts.

The redrawn Second District is comprised of DeKalb, Kendall, McHenry, Kane and Lake counties.