(BENTON, IL) — Chief United States District Judge Michael J. Reagan announced Friday that the district judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois have selected Reona J. Daly to fill the upcoming vacancy for United States Magistrate Judge in Benton, Illinois. The selection was made from nominees submitted by a Merit Selection Panel consisting of attorneys and lay persons residing within the district. Daly will fill a vacancy created when United States Magistrate Judge Philip M. Frazer retires in September 2016. The term of office of a magistrate judge is eight years, with the opportunity to renew the appointment for additional terms. Daly will begin her term on September 9, 2016.