In separate orders entered today, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Lauretta Higgins Wolfson and Gregory Emmett Ahern to vacancies on the Cook County Circuit Court.
Judge Wolfson was originally appointed to the bench in 2006. Although slated by the Cook County Democratic Party in 2008, Wolfson was unsuccessful in her bid to be elected to a countywide vacancy. More recently, Judge Wolfson served pursuant to a recall assignment. The recall assignment expired last week. Judge Wolfson's new appointment, to the Iasco vacancy in the 13th Judicial Subcircuit, begins January 3, 2013 and runs through December 1, 2014.
Gregory Emmett Ahern was a candidate earlier this year for the vacancy in the 6th Judicial Subcircuit. Ahern, currently an Assistant States Attorney, was appointed to the countywide vacancy created by the election of Justice P. Scott Neville to the Appellate Court. His appointment is also effective January 3, 2013 and runs through December 1, 2014.
Newly elected downstate judge benched after parolee-roommate arrested for murder - Ronald Duebbert, pictured at right, was elected to the Circuit Court in the far Downstate 20th Judicial Circuit just this past November. He began his judi...
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