Appointed to the bench in 1991, Jacobius was elected to a full term in 1994 and has served as the presiding judge of the Chancery Division since 2010. Jacobius previously sat in the Domestic Relations Division, where he also spent nine years as presiding judge. Before becoming a judge, Jacobius spent 16 years at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. He serves as the co-chair for the Special Supreme Court Committee on Child Custody Issues and is a member of the Supreme Court Committee to Study Courtroom and Judicial Security.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL rated Jacobius well qualified, citing his knowledge, timeliness, and temperament. The CBA rated him qualified and the ISBA recommended him for retention. Past: In 2012, Jacobius was rated positively by all three major bar associations.