ILLINOIS — Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier and the Illinois Supreme Court have announced that Circuit Judge Mark M. Boie of the First Judicial Circuit has been assigned as an Appellate Court Justice in the Fifth District.
Judge Boie was assigned to fill the vacancy created by the election of Justice David K. Overstreet to the Fifth District Appellate Court. The assignment of Judge Boie takes effect on May 1, 2019, and will remain in effect until further order of the court.
Judge Boie was first elected to the bench in 2000 as Resident Circuit Judge in Union County and was retained by voters in 2006, 2012 and 2018.
Prior to serving on the bench, Boie practiced law at the Law Offices of Wesley L. Boie and Mark M. Boie and served as conflict public defender in Union, Johnson and Pulaski counties.
The Fifth Judicial District is composed of 37 counties in the southernmost part of Illinois, including Clinton, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, and Washington.