The panel’s membership represents the state’s five judicial districts, including three from Cook County, and is supposed to include commissioners with judicial, prosecutorial, criminal justice and mental health treatment experience.
Appointed from the First District were Robinzina Bryant of Flossmoor, who was a special agent with the FBI; Dr. James Lewis Cavanaugh of Winnetka, a professor of psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center; and Virginia Wright of Palatine, who served as a special agent with the FBI.
Sergio Acosta of Elmhurst was picked to represent the Second District, which includes the west suburbs and north and northwestern Illinois. Acosta is the former Illinois Gaming Board administrator, and a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson.
For the Third Judicial District, which includes Will County and north central Illinois, Quinn named John Diwik of Naperville, a criminal investigator with Amtrak’s office of inspector general and a former FBI special agent.
From the Fourth Judicial District, made up of central Illinois, Quinn named Patrick Chesley, a private attorney who served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Springfield.
Representing the Fifth Judicial District, covering southern Illinois, Quinn named recently retired federal judge G. Patrick Murphy of Williamson County.
The initial appointments, which require Senate confirmation, are for a term that ends Jan. 12, 2015. The part-time positions pay $37,571 a year.