Last July, Toomin appointed Dan Webb as a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the Smollett case after all of Smollet’s charges were dropped. In a scathing ruling, Toomin noted “unprecedented irregularities” and referred to Smollett as a “charlatan who fomented a hoax.”
The committee met last week to consider party slating, weighing the retention of nearly 60 judges. Only Toomin and one other judge, Mauricio Araujo, did not receive the committee’s recommendation.
Toomin has received highly qualified ratings in previous elections. Currently, Toomin is Cook County's top juvenile court judge. We’ve reached out to Judge Toomin who has not yet responded to our requests for comment.