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Kane's next chief judge excited, honored to take reins of 16th Circuit
By Harry Hitzeman
Sep 3, 2015 6:10 PM
Susan Clancy Boles, a Kane County judge since 2007, was elected this week by her colleagues to serve as the next chief judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit.
State funds running out for court reporters
By Mike Riopell
Feb 9, 2015 6:05 AM
Illinois is set to run out of money at the end of March to pay court reporters, creating the potential for "havoc" in local courts, one suburban judge said. The budget crunch leaves uncertainty about how the local justice system will operate if lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner don't find a fix by then. "We need court reporters every day," Lake County Chief Judge John T. Phillips said. "It would be havoc."
Lake County judge named to state panel
Daily Herald Report
Dec 30, 2014 6:29 PM
Lake County Circuit Judge Jorge Ortiz has received an appointment from Gov. Pat Quinn.
Review court fees to increase
Daily Herald report
Dec 9, 2014 8:50 PM
For the first time in nearly 60 years, filing fees for reviewing courts in Illinois will increase effective Jan. 1. Petitioners and appellants filing cases in the Supreme and Appellate courts will pay $50 to file instead of $25.
Autopsy set for ISU student found in dorm room
Nov 17, 2014 9:34 AM
An autopsy is scheduled later this morning for an Illinois State University student found dead in his dorm room. In a news release, McLean County Chief Deputy Coroner Seth Reynolds says the male student from Bartonville was found unresponsive by campus police late Saturday afternoon. Family members had requested a check on his well-being.
Pieczonka leads Kaplan in 12th judicial subcircuit
Daily Herald staff reports
Nov 5, 2014 12:04 AM
In the race for Cook County's 12th judicial subcircuit, Republican challenger James Pieczonka appeared poised to unseat Democratic incumbent James L. Kaplan late Tuesday night. With 249 of the 252 precincts reporting, unofficial vote tallies showed Pieczonka pulling in 51 percent of the votes to Kaplan's 49 percent.
Residency questions plague Cook County 12th judicial race
By Barbara Vitello
Oct 30, 2014 5:48 PM
Questions about residency and qualifications dog the candidates running in Cook County's 12th judicial subcircuit, which encompasses parts of Maine, Wheeling, Elk Grove, New Trier and Northfield townships.
Three lanes of Addams Tollway opening
Oct 29, 2014 10:29 AM
The Illinois Tollway is opening three lanes of roadway in each direction between Rockford and Elgin as part of a $2.5 billion rebuilding project. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the development Tuesday. Officials say the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway -- also known as Interstate 90 -- will be a state-of-the-art road from Interstate 294 to Interstate 39.
State Supreme Court justice accused of bias
Oct 28, 2014 5:26 PM
An Illinois Supreme Court justice seeking retention again is embroiled in a big-money campaign, this time with a group of plaintiffs' attorneys contributing more than $1 million in hopes of ousting the Republican they accuse of being partial to corporate interests.
Bar associations release Cook County judicial evaluations
By Barbara Vitello
Oct 17, 2014 4:48 PM
The Alliance of Bar Associations releases its judicial screening findings in advance of next month's election.
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