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UPDATED: Downstate judges face off for 5th District Supreme Court seat UPDATED: Downstate judges face off for 5th District Supreme Court seat

UPDATED: Downstate judges face off for 5th District Supreme Court seat

The race for the seat on the Illinois Supreme Court that represents 37 counties in southern Illinois is pitting a centrist Democratic candidate against a self-described “constitutional conservative” Republican.

Partisan battle over Supreme Court race could exceed $6 million in spending Partisan battle over Supreme Court race could exceed $6 million in spending

Partisan battle over Supreme Court race could exceed $6 million in spending

With Election Day weeks away, top Republican donors have funneled more than $2.5 million to unseat one of four Democratic justices on the Illinois Supreme Court, and potentially seize control from the court’s Democratic majority, which has lasted since 1964.

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