Office of the Chief Judge

Office Location

Williamson County Courthouse
200 West Jefferson Street, Suite 260 (physical and mailing address)
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618.997.1234
Fax: 618.998.2125

Chief Judge

William J. Thurston


Trial Court Administrator

John A. Murry


Executive Assistant

Brenda J. Sprague


Senior Administrative Assistant

Cynthia York


Court Reporter Supervisor

Angela Horn


Judges' Travel Voucher

FY24 C-10 Travel Voucher (fillable) - for travel dates July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024

Illinois First Judicial Circuit Calendar Year 2024 Legal Holidays - Amended 8-9-2023

January 1 New Year's Day Monday
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday
February 12 Lincoln's Birthday Monday
February 19 Washington's Birthday observed Monday
March 29 Good Friday Friday
May 27 Memorial Day Monday
June 19 Juneteenth Independence Day Wednesday
July 4 Independence Day Thursday
September 2 Labor Day Monday
October 14 Columbus Day observed Monday
November 5 2024 General Election Day Tuesday
November 11 Veterans' Day Monday
November 28 Thanksgiving Day Thursday
November 29 Day Following Thanksgiving Day Friday
December 24 Christmas Eve Tuesday
December 25 Christmas Day Wednesday

In addition to the foregoing holidays, the Chief Judge may declare a court holiday in any county in the circuit when the court facilities in that county are otherwise closed for the observance of a holiday not listed above. Pursuant to Supreme Court Order M. R. 5272, these additional observances shall be limited to only those situations in which both court security is unavailable and all county government offices are closed.