On October 5, 2017, the Judges of the Second Judicial Circuit of Illinois met in Mt. Vernon, Illinois for a quarterly judges meeting. At the meeting, an election was held to choose a Chief Judge for the term beginning January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019. Chief Judge Tom Tedeschi was re-elected for the position. Chief Judge Tedeschi has served as the Chief Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit of Illinois since January 1, 2014.