Reassignment of Judge Squires' Pending Cases

Thursday, December 22, 2011

This is the first of two messages associated to the retirement of Judge Squires.

As you  know, Judge John H. Squires will be retiring from the bench at the end of 2011 after 24 years of distinguished  service.

The following explains the court's plan to reassign Judge Squires' pending cases upon his retirement.  All case reassignments and web page changes will occur at the "Close of Business" on December  23, 2011.

Pending DuPage Chapter 7 and 13 cases and related Adversary proceedings will be reassigned to a temporary calendar, Calendar "D".   A temporary web page, Calendar "D" will be used to communicate motion and scheduling requirements until a new judge is assigned the DuPage call.  This will occur sometime after new judges take the bench.  Please see Calendar "D" Internet web pages for more specific information.

Pending Cook/Chicago Chapter 13 cases and related  Adversary proceedings will be reassigned to temporary calendars, Calendar "W" and Calendar "H".  Calendar "W" will be heard by Judge Wedoff on Wednesdays.  Calendar "H" will be heard by Judge Hollis on Thursdays. Temporary web pages for Calendar "W" and Calendar "H" will be used  to communicate  motion and scheduling requirements until a new judge is assigned,  Please see Calendar "W" and Calendar "H" Internet web pages for more specific information.

Pending Chicago Chapter 7 and all pending Chapter 11 cases and their related Adversary proceedings will be reassigned to Judges Sonderby, Cox and Goldgar.

Pending Chapter 7 cases from counties other than Cook or DuPage will be reassigned to the Judge who hears cases for that county.

A docket entry, "Order Case reassigned  ... ", will be made to the docket of each case.  Affected parties will receive a Notice of Electronic Filing.  In addition, a list of all reassigned cases will be posted on Judge Squires' Internet web page. 

Chicago Court Calls scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2012, Wednesday, January 4, 2012 and Thursday, January 5, 2012 are cancelled.

The Court will re-notice the January 4, 2012 Confirmation Hearings to Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM for Calendar "W" or to Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM for Calendar "H".  All other matters scheduled for January 4, 2012 will be heard on January 11, 2012 or January 12, 2012.

Chicago Chapter 7 and 11 matters will be continued to a date and time the reassigned judge normally hears such matters.  A Notice of Electronic filing will be sent which will advise you of the continued date and time.  If you have any questions contact the appropriate Courtroom Deputy.

A second list service message will be issued after the foregoing changes have been made.

Thank you for your attention.