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James Joseph Bertucci 1943-2017

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson

James Joseph Bertucci, born August 26th, 1943, passed away on December 26, 2017 at age 74. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Janet, his son James, his daughter-in-law Cary, and his two grandchildren Brenden and Avery. He was brother of Joan E. (the late Joseph) Zboravan and Mary R. "Mimi" (William C. Jr.) Aiston. Uncle of Kiernan (Erin) Aiston, Sean Aiston, Caitlin (Julien) Aiston-Valloton, James Zboravan and Jennifer Bearden. Brother-in-law of Jo-Ann Holmes.

Thomas Francis O'Gara 1939-2018

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Thomas Francis O'Gara, 78, of Wilmette, Illinois, passed away January 3, 2018, with his wife and son by his side. A Chicago native and lifelong resident of the area, he was born December 22, 1939, to Viateur Francis and Mary Ellen (Collins) O'Gara. He graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep, Loyola University and Chicago-Kent College of Law, and was a practicing attorney for forty-five years.

Dwight C. Adams 1943-2017

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Dwight C. Adams

Dwight C. Adams passed away surrounded by family on December 13, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Diane, father of four children: Elisa Adams, David Adams (Allison), Jennifer Kennedy (Christopher), and Amy Ellingson (Eric, and grandfather of ten: Max, Delaney, Dylann, Brandon, Zachary, Sean, Teagan, Noa, Emma, and Talia.

James J. McClure 1920-2018

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson

James J. McClure Jr., age 97, of Evanston, formerly of Oak Park, veteran U.S. Navy, WW II; beloved husband of the late Lynn, nee Phelps; loving father of John P. "Jack" McClure, Julie (Fred) Giegler and Donald S. (Ruth) McClure; cherished grandfather of Jamison (Cody) Cornett and Corey (Danae) McClure, Andrew (Katie) and Laura Giegler, and Christine and Margaret McClure; great-grandfather of Evan Giegler; dear brother of the late John Baker McClure.

Illinois Supreme Court Responds to E-Filing Extension Requests from DeKalb, DuPage, Madison, and McHenry Counties

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Sara Anderson

The Supreme Court of Illinois has issued four orders in response to mandatory e-filing extension requests from DeKalb, DuPage, Madison, and McHenry counties. DuPage County was granted an additional year to transition to the state's new electronic filing system.

ISBA-IBF to Host Professional Achievement Reception Honoring Jeanne Heaton & Robert Craghead

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Join the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation for the Professional Achievement Reception honoring Jeanne B. Heaton, ISBA director of continuing legal education, and Robert E. Craghead, ISBA executive director, in recognition of their professional achievements.

Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
ISBA Mutual Meeting Space
20 S. Clark St., 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

Hartigan Meets with Incoming West Suburban Bar Association President

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Sara Anderson
ISBA president Hon. Russell W. Hartigan (ret.) with Emily Hansen, who will be installed as West Suburban Bar Association's president on Feb. 3, and Marie Sarantakis

Rock Out for Justice on March 8

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 8, to join the Illinois Bar Foundation at the hottest show around. Lawyer-led bands will be rocking out for justice at Illinois Lawyers Rock, a fundraiser event that raises money to ensure access to justice to support juvenile justice initiatives through the Foundation's M. Denny Hassakis Fund. Doors at Lincoln Hall in Chicago open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:00 p.m.

Visit the Illinois Bar Foundation website for tickets and sponsorship opportunities. 

ISBA Seeks Managing Editor

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Sara Anderson

The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) seeks a motivated professional to manage the production of the Illinois Bar Journal, the Association’s flagship publication. The Managing Editor will also oversee the production of ISBA section newsletters, the IBJ advertising program, and the Illinois Courts Bulletin. The Managing Editor position will preferably be based in the Springfield, Illinois headquarters of the ISBA, but candidates desiring to work in the ISBA’s Chicago Office are also invited to apply.

Bedwell and Stella are Elevated to Partner at MKFM Law Firm

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Stella and Bedwell

Joshua D. Bedwell and Lindsay C. Stella have become partners at Stella Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC. Both attorneys practice primarily family law for the Wheaton  law firm.

Attorney Joshua Bedwell joined MKFM in January 2012. He earned his juris doctor from the John Marshall Law School in 2010 and worked as an assistant corporation counsel for the city of Chicago.

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