order entered yesterday (but not posted until this morning), the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Cecilia A. Horan to the countywide vacancy created by the pending retirement of Judge Russell W. Hartigan.
Horan's appointment was made on the recommendation of Justice Mary Jane Theis. The Supreme Court's press release concerning the appointment, which was issued this morning, can be accessed here. The appointment is effective January 19 and will terminate on December 3, 2018.
Horan is a partner with the Chicago office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, joining the firm, according to her firm biography, upon graduating from law school in 1997. Horan is also the current President of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago.
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