Court of Claims

Board and Commission Details

Website

Court of Claims

Contact Name

Bradley R. Bucher

Contact Title

Court Administrator

Contact Phone

217.782.0111

Contact E-Mail

bbucher@ilsos.net

Function

The Court rules on claims filed against the state, except those under Workers’ Compensation or Workers’ Occupational Diseases Acts, or claims for expenses in civil litigation.

Term

6 years, and until successor is appointed and qualified

Senate Confirmation

Yes

Qualifications

Attorneys licensed in Illinois

Compensation

Chief Justice, $73,282 per year; Judges, $67,615 per year

Composition

7 judges appointed by Governor - 1 to be designated Chief Justice

Chair

Appointed by the Governor as Chief Justice

Authority

705 ILCS 505


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Antolec, Sonia 01/20/2025 03/19/2021 Governor Member Judge Cook
Burns, Mary Pat 01/18/2027 07/01/2009 Governor Member Judge Cook
Sprague, Robert 01/21/2030 03/22/2019 Governor Member Judge St. Clair
Gagliardo, Joseph 01/15/2029 07/01/2017 Governor Member Judge
Moore Jr., Marcellus 01/18/2027 03/15/2021 Governor Member Judge Cook
Birnbaum, Peter 01/17/2028 03/28/2011 Governor Member Chief Justice Cook
Austriaco, Aurora 01/20/2025 05/01/2022 Governor Member Judge Cook