JOLIET, Ill. | Will County has sworn in its first Hispanic judge.
The county added two new judges on Thursday. They are 42-year-old David Carlson, of Plainfield, and 57-year-old David Garcia, of Joliet. Garcia is the county's first Hispanic judge.
He said in a speech after the swearing-in ceremony that judges are responding to the needs of the Hispanic community.
The two vacancies were added because of a retirement and the addition of a judgeship because of Will County's population growth.
The Herald-News reports that Garcia will be assigned to the court's family division.