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    FORMER CHIEF JUDGE JOHN T. PHILLIPS PASSES AWAY

    Former Chief Judge John T. Phillips passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Judge Phillips was initially appointed as an Associate Judge in 1993 and served in that capacity until 2006 when he was elected as a Circuit Judge. Additional Info...
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    JOSEPH V. SALVI TAKES OATH OF OFFICE FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE POSITION

    Judge Joseph V. Salvi took the Oath of Office as Circuit Judge in the 5th Sub-Circuit of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of the Illinois Supreme Court effective January 2, 2018; his term will conclude on December 3, 2018. Additional Info...
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    CIRCUIT JUDGE MARGARET J. MULLEN RETIRES

    Chief Judge Jorge L. Ortiz announced that Circuit Judge Margaret J. Mullen is retiring, effective December 31, 2017, after over 25 years on the bench. Additional Info...
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    19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND LAKE COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK’S OFFICE PREPARE FOR ELECTRONIC FILING OF ORDERS

    As of January 1, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court requires electronic filing (e-filing) of Court documents for civil cases in Illinois Supreme, Appellate, and Circuit Courts. Additional Info...
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    39 APPLY FOR 2 ASSOCIATE JUDGE POSITIONS

    Chief Judge Jorge Ortiz has received notification from Marcia M. Meis, Director of the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts, that 39 attorneys have timely filed their applications for two Associate Judge vacancies in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Additional Info...
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    STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE MAKES GENEROUS DONATION TO KIDS’ KORNER

    On Friday, December 1st, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office presented the 19th Judicial Circuit’s Kids’ Korner with a donation to support this essential program the Court provides. “The State’s Attorney’s Office... Additional Info...
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    19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CELEBRATES ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH

    On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, the judges of the 19th Judicial Circuit will be honoring the Guardians Ad Litem from both the private bar and from the Lake County Public Defender’s Office, for safeguarding minor children... Additional Info...
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    ICE ARRESTS THREATEN TO CHILL ACCESS TO JUSTICE

    Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier's article posted on the Illinois Courts Connect website - "Since the beginning of this year, state court officials, primarily from the western part of the United States, have begun reporting.." Read on...
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    NINETEENTH CIRCUIT ELECTS NEXT CHIEF JUDGE

    According to local Circuit Court rules, an election of a Chief Judge shall occur on or before the 30th day of June in the year preceding the year that the Circuit Judge begins his/her term. Additional Info...
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    CHIEF JUDGE STATEMENT ON PASSING OF FORMER JUDGE CHARLES F. SCOTT

    I am sad to announce that former Lake County Chief Judge Charles F. Scott passed away in Florida, on October 10, 2017. Judge Scott was appointed as an Associate Judge on ... Additional Info...
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