Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans won re-election to a sixth term last week.
Circuit court judges voted 129-103 to re-elect Evans, who has been the county's top judge for the past 15 years. Thursday's election represented Evans' first challenge for the post since 2010.
Evans was challenged by Judge Tom Allen, a former Chicago alderman. Judge Sandra Ramos had also been vying to unseat Evans, but she dropped out shortly before the vote over concerns that the race had become too political.