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The newsletter of the ISBA’s Bench & Bar Section

January 2018, vol. 48, no. 7

Recent appointments and retirements

1. Pursuant to its Constitutional authority, the Supreme Court has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:

• Hon. Jeffrey S. MacKay, 18th Circuit, December 1, 2017

 

2. The Circuit Judges have appointed the following to be Associate Judge:

• Debra D. Schafer, 17th Circuit, December 11, 2017

• Anna M. Benjamin, 6th Circuit, December 12, 1017

 

3. The following Judges have retired:

• Hon. Valarie Turner, Cook County Circuit, 2nd Subcircuit, December 1, 2017

• Hon. Thomas Appleton, 4th District Appellate Court, December 6, 2017

• Hon. Laurence J. Dunford, Cook County Circuit, December 6, 2017

• Hon. Fernando L. Engelsma, Associate Judge, 17th Circuit, December 8, 2017

• Hon. Brian L. McPheters, Associate Judge, 6th Circuit, December 11, 2017

• Hon. Michael T. Caldwell, 22nd Circuit, December 31, 2017

• Hon. Margarita Kulys Hoffman, Cook County Circuit, 13th Subcircuit, December 31, 2017

• Hon. Margaret J. Mullen, 19th Circuit, December 31, 2017

• Hon. Nancy S. Waites, Associate Judge, 19th Circuit, December 31, 2017

 

4. The following Judge is deceased:

• Hon. John Schmidt, Circuit Judge 7th Circuit, assigned to the Appellate Court, 4th District, December 19, 2017