Judge Jody Gleason

Incoming Kendall County Judge Jody Gleason. (Kane County State's Attorney's Office photo)

The Kane County State's Attorney's Office will celebrate outgoing First Asst. State's Attorney Jody Gleason who will soon be seated to a judicial appointment in Kendall County.

In a note, the state's attorney's office says those who wish to join and celebrate Gleason can come to the jury lounge at the Kane County Judicial Center to celebrate Gleason’s appointment to Circuit Judge in the 23rd Circuit and her 27-year tenure in the state's attorney's office.

The celebration takes place from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21st.

As WSPY previously reported, Gleason, a Bristol resident, will serve the remainder of retiring Judge Timothy McCann's term which expires in December of 2020.

Gleason spoke with WSPY in May about the transition.

McCann will retire on July 10th and Gleason will be officially seat on July 15th.

In addition to prosecuting several past cases in Kane County, Gleason was a key player on Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon's team when he was appointed special prosecutor in the Laquan McDonald case, prosecuting former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke.

Gleason was permanently named Kane County First Asst. State's Attorney in 2009 under former State's Attorney John Barsanti.