appointed Hyde Park criminal defense attorney John Fitzgerald Lyke, Jr. to the countywide vacancy created by the imminent retirement of Criminal Division Presiding Judge Paul P. Biebel, Jr.
Judge Biebel's retirement is effective Monday (per the July 1 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin).* Lyke's appointment is effective July 16, and terminates December 5, 2016. Licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1994, Lyke served as a prosecutor before entering private practice, according to his firm website.
* A subscription is ordinarily required to access Law Bulletin stories, but this article was posted on the paper's website as a "free read."
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