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    CHIEF JUDGE’S STATEMENT ON RECENT PASSING OF TWO RETIRED 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDGES

    I regret to announce the recent passing of former Chief Judge Bernard E. Drew, Jr. and retired Associate Judge Michael J. Fritz on November 1 and October 23, respectively. Additional Info...
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    19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 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. The vacancy is the result of the impending retirement from judicial office of ... Additional Info...
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    NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena is pleased to announce that Todd A. Schroeder has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Schroeder will assume his role on November 27. Additional Info...
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    25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF KIDS’ KORNER AT THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

    “A courthouse can often be an intimidating place for a child. Kid’s Korner is a warm and welcoming space for children to feel comfortable, safe, and be able to play while their parents or guardians are conducting court business... 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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    DIANE E. WINTER ELECTED CHIEF JUDGE

    Elected by the Circuit Judges of the 19th Judicial Circuit, Judge Diane E. Winter will serve at the Circuit Judges’ pleasure as Chief Judge for a term commencing on January 2, 2020 and terminating January 4, 2021. 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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