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    19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HOSTS CEREMONIAL INDUCTION FOR ASSOCIATE JUDGE CHRISTOPHER M. KENNEDY

    On Wednesday, February 19TH, 2020, Christopher M. Kennedy of Libertyville was inducted in as an Associate Judge of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Kennedy filled the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Judge Michael J. Fusz. Additional Info...
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    NOTICE OF VACANCY

    Authorization pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 39 has been received by the Chief Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit to post a notice of vacancy for associate judge. Additional Info...
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    LAKE COUNTY JUDGES CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF UNITED WAY’S READING SUCCESS PROGRAM

    The Judges of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit were pleased to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Reading Success Program with the United Way of Lake County. Additional Info...
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    ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT APPOINTS JUDGE REGINALD C. MATHEWS AS CIRCUIT JUDGE

    “Congratulations to Judge Mathews. Reggie is an outstanding jurist and a highly respected member of the legal profession and Lake County community. He possesses outstanding qualities of experience, fairness, and regard for all,” said Chief Winter. Additional Info...
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    CIRCUIT JUDGE JAY W. UKENA RETIRES

    Circuit Judge Jay W. Ukena retired, effective today, January 30, 2020, after over 11 years on the bench. “I am humbled, honored, and proud to have served the people of Lake County for over 40 years. I worked hard to be a good attorney and a good judge".. Additional Info...
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    ASSOCIATE JUDGE MICHAEL J. FUSZ RETIRES

    “As Judge Fusz retires from public service, I would like to acknowledge his admirable legal and judicial career spanning over 42 years. He has provided exemplary service to the citizens of Lake County during his tenure on the bench..." Additional Info...
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    CHIEF JUDGE’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF CIRCUIT JUDGE THOMAS SCHIPPERS

    It is with a heavy heart that I report that Circuit Judge Thomas M. Schippers passed away this morning surrounded by his loving family. Judge Schippers was a beloved colleague and dear friend to all of us in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Additional Info...
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    FIRST EARLY RESOLUTION PROGRAM COURT CALL IN LAKE COUNTY

    On March 26, 2019, Judge James K. Simonian presided over the first Early Resolution Program (ERP) court call in Lake County. The ERP is a program designed to assist self-represented litigants seeking.... Additional Info...
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