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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.
Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena announced that Lake County will again work together with the Library of Congress on its Veterans History Project, being held on the morning of Monday, November 11, 2019 in the Lake County Courthouse.
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.
Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena was notified by Marcia M. Meis, Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, that all 25 associate judges that filed requests for reappointment to their offices for a new four-year term have been retained.
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....