Recent Appointments and Retirements

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

  • Drew T. Erwin, 8th Circuit, September 6, 2019  
  •  Monique O’Toole, 18th Circuit, October 7, 2019 
  • Hon. Elizabeth Flood, 16th Circuit, October 15, 2019 
  • Christopher R. Doscotch, 10th Circuit, October 28, 2019

2. The circuit judges have appointed the following to be Associate Judges: 

  • David P. Bradley. 16th Circuit, September 3, 2019 
  • Dwayne A. Gab, 7th Circuit, September 6, 2019 
  • Daniel Cordis, 10th Circuit, September 9, 2019 
  • Ryan Swift, 17th Circuit, September 9, 2019 
  • Jennifer L. Johnson, 22nd Circuit, September 23, 2019 
  • Sonja L. Ligon. 2nd Circuit, October 7, 2019 
  • Matthew Klahn, 15th Circuit, October 21, 2019 

3. The following judges have retired:  

  • Hon. Jodi M. Hoos, 10th Circuit, September 1, 2019 
  • Hon. Robert B. Spence, 16th Circuit assigned to 2d District, September 12, 2019 
  • Hon. Charles T. Beckman, Associate Judge, 15th Circuit, September 17, 2019 
  • Hon. Colleen F. Sheehan, Cook County Circuit. September 30, 2019 
  • Hon. Kim L. Kelley, Associate Judge, 10th Circuit, October 1, 2019 
  • Hon. Brigid MaryMcGrath, Associate Judge, Cook County Circuit, October 2, 2019 
  • Hon. Leon Wool, Associate Judge Cook County Circuit, October 3, 2019 
  • Hon. Robert J. Anderson, 18th Circuit, October 4, 2019 
  • Hon. John J. Hynes, Associate Judge, Cook County Circuit, October 8, 2019 
  • Hon. James M. McGing, Cook County Circuit, 10th Subcircuit, October 21, 2019 
  • Hon. Thaddeus S. Machnik. Associate Judge, Cook County Circuit, October 31, 2019 

4. Pursuant to its Constitutional authority, the supreme court has recalled the following judge and assigned him to the appellate court: 

  • Hon. George Bridges, 2nd District, September 16, 2019

5. The following judge has resigned: 

  • Hon. Patrick J. O’Shea, 18th Circuit, September 30, 2019 

6. The following judge is deceased: 

  • Hon. Thomas M. Schippers, 19th Circuit, 3rd Subcircuit, September 6, 2019 

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