February 2019Volume 49Number 6PDF icon PDF version (for best printing)

Recent appointments and retirements

1. ​Pursuant to its Constitutional authority, the supreme court has appointed the following to be circuit judge: 

  • Raylene Grischow, 7th Circuit, January 7, 2019 
  • Gail L. Noll, 7th Circuit, January 7, 2019 
  • Jonathan C. Wright, 11th Circuit, January 7, 2019 
  • Michael A. Strom, Cook County Circuit, 9th Subcircuit, January 10, 2019 
  • Lynn Weaver-Boyle, Cook County Circuit, January 11, 2019
  • Gerado Tristan, Jr., Cook County Circuit, 14th Subcircuit, January 11, 2019 
  • James T. Derico, Jr., Cook County Circuit, January 18, 2019 
  • Kerrie Maloney Laytin, Cook County Circuit, January 18, 2019 
  • Celestia L. Mays, Cook County Circuit, January 25, 2019 

2.​The circuit judges have appointed the following to be associate judge: 

  • Douglas E. Lee, 15th Circuit, January 2, 2019 
  • Brian L. Bower, 5th Circuit, January 3, 2019 
  • Colleen R. Lawless, 7th Circuit, January 4, 2019 
  • Julia A. Yetter, 16th Circuit, January 16, 2019 
  • Scott Sliwinski, 21st Circuit, January 18, 2019 
  • Jeffrey K. Watson, 20th Circuit, January 18, 2019 
  • Scott Kording, 11th Circuit, January 22, 2019 
  • Patricia L. Cornell, 19th Circuit, January 24, 2019 
  • Casey Bloodworth, 1st Circuit, January 25, 2019 
  • Roger B. Thomson, 8th Circuit, January 25, 2019

3. The following judges have retired: 

  • Hon. William Robin Todd, 4th Circuit, January 18, 2019 
  • Hon. Brian R. McKillip, Associate Judge, 18th Circuit, January 24, 2019 
  • Hon. Diane Joan Larsen, Cook County Circuit, January 25, 2019 
  • James P. McCarthy, Cook County Circuit, January 28, 2019 
  • Thomas R. Allen, Cook County Circuit, 10th Subcircuit, January 30, 2019 
  • Lori R. Lefstein, 14th Circuit, January 30, 2019

4.​The following judge has been reinstated: 

  • Hon. Jeffrey S. MacKay, Associate Judge, 18th Circuit, January 2, 2019 

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