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Meet the Circuit Clerk

Katie Blakeman in Front of United States Flag

Katie Blakeman is the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Champaign County. Elected in 2012, Katie has focused her efforts on improving technology and accessibility in the courts, both locally and statewide. Her work has led to two Supreme Court appointments , and she serves on the Technology and Legislative committees for the Illinois Association of Court Clerks. Katie holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Augustana College, and a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Passionate about public service, Katie is very active in her community. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Champaign Public Library, and chairs their Visioning committee. She is a member of the Executive Club of Champaign County, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Champaign- Urbana. She is a graduate of the United Way of Champaign County’s Emerging Community Leaders program, was a 2016 Edgar Fellow, and was named one of Central Illinois Business Magazine’s Forty Under 40 in 2013, and one of Junior League of Champaign-Urbana’s 20 Women of Influence in 2015.