The Honorable Judge Michael Kramer will be swron-in as the newest Circuit Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit Friday. A 3 pm swearing-in ceremony is schedled at the Kankakee County Courthouse. Chief Judge of the District, Michael Kick, sasy the public is welcome.
Officiating the ceremony will be Honorable Thomas Kilbride, Illinois Supreme Court Justice and Kankakee native.
Judge Kramer is filling a vacancy created by last September's retirement of Judge Kendall Wenzelman.
Judge Kramer is serving as the Circuit Judge-elect. He's been an Associate Judge since December of 2001, having filled a vacancy then with thye death of Judge Duane O'Connor. Prior to joining the judiciary, Judge Kramer was in private practice for 17 years in Kankakee. He's been active in civic and community affairs.
Like Justice Thomas Kilbride, Judge Kramer is also a graduate of Bishop McNamara High School.