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The Illinois Supreme Court announced Thursday the appointment of veteran attorney Edward J. King as Cook County Circuit Judge in the Fourth Judicial Subcircuit.

John E. Juergensmeyer
John E. Juergensmeyer
Longtime Elgin attorney John E. Juergensmeyer, who was killed in a small plane crash Sunday night near Plano, was remembered as an energetic man with a passion for social causes.

Juergensmeyer, 80, who had a pilot's license for about 35 years, was flying a small plane while coming back from visiting his older brother at a nursing home in Carlinville, Illinois, his widow, Betty Juergensmeyer said.

The twin-engine turbo prop passenger plane crashed at about 9:45 p.m. in an open field at 15900 Griswold Springs Road in Kendall County, about 60 miles southwest of Chicago, the Illinois State Police said. Juergensmeyer was part owner of the plane, his wife said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash. ABC 7 reported a helicopter with night vision found the plane in a cornfield.

An autopsy will be conducted Tuesday, the Kendall County coroner's office said.

Juergensmeyer made the 90-minute trip to visit his brother about once a month, his widow said.

Her husband was passionate about his family and about Wesley United Methodist Church, she said.

The couple, married for 51 years, have two daughters, Margaret and Frances. They met when he was in law school and she was in graduate school, Betty Juergensmeyer said.

"He was type A," she said. "Very energetic. Very driven. Outgoing and passionate."

The Illinois Supreme Court announced Thursday the appointment of longtime Associate Judge Marianne Jackson to fill a Cook County vacancy in the Seventh Judicial Subcircuit. Prior to her service on the bench, Judge Jackson worked as an attorney in the public sector and as a solo practitioner for 24 years.

The law firm of GoodSmith Gregg & Unruh LLP announced that Katherine S. Walton has joined the firm as an associate in the Litigation Group. Walton was formerly an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP in Chicago.

Ms. Walton received her J.D., cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School in 2009, where she was a Contributing Editor and Article Selection Committee member for the Michigan Journal of Race and Law. She received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism, summa cum laude, from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism in 2006.

GoodSmith Gregg & Unruh LLP has a general commercial practice with specialties in mergers and acquisitions, finance, real estate, corporate counseling, antitrust, employment law, litigation, government contracts and construction law. GoodSmith Gregg & Unruh was formed when partners Kenneth GoodSmith, David Gregg and Marilee Unruh split from the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins in 1996.

GoodSmith Gregg & Unruh LLP is located at 150 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3150, Chicago.

Stay up to date on current developments and trends in the real estate law arena with this full day seminar in Lombard on October 30th! Real estate attorneys and general practitioners with intermediate practice experience who attend this program will better understand: the recent case law developments and real estate-legislation that can impact your client; the ethical issues confronting you and your practice; the real estate acquisition and development issues that can arise in a recovering market; the new Loan Disclosure form and Closing Disclosure form; and zoning considerations.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Real Estate Law Section and qualifies for 5.50 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit.

Click here for more information and to register.

Chief Circuit Judge John T. Elsner is pleased to announce that following a tabulation of ballots by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, the Circuit Judges of the 18th Judicial Court, DuPage County, have appointed Ann Celine O'Hallaren Walsh to the position of Associate Judge.

She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Judge Patrick J. Leston.

Ms. O'Hallaren Walsh received her J.D. from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1998 and is currently the Supervisor of the Sex Crimes/Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Unit for the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. She is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and Illinois Prosecutors Association.

Howard Huntington
Howard Huntington
Howard L. Huntington has rejoined Bullaro & Carton, P.C. in Chicago as a partner, where he previously worked from 2003 to 2005. Huntington focuses his practice on defending injury and business matters in both Illinois and Indiana. Prior to rejoining the firm, he was working at Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC in Joliet.

Howard can be reached at Bullaro & Carton, P.C., 200 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2420, Chicago, Illinois 60601-1014; Phone: (312) 831-1000; Fax: (312) 831-0647; Email:

Next training cycle begins November 5

Volunteer hotline attorneys wanted to give advice to low-income clients in the areas of landlord/tenant, consumer debt, and family law. Day and night shifts are available. Daily hotline shifts are Mondays-Fridays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.-5 p.m. A minimum commitment of 1 shift per week over a 10-week session is requested. Evening shifts are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m. We seek a minimum commitment of 36 hours over a one-year period. Training (with CLE credit) and malpractice insurance provided.

Our next training cycle begins Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. For more information, contact Leslie Wallin at 312/421-4427 or or go to

The DuPage Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers is hosting its annual Charity Ball on Friday, Oct. 24. The fundraiser will benefit the Ronald McDonald House currently under construction on the Central DuPage Hospital campus in Winfield.

Tickets are $125 each. The event will be begin at 6 p.m. at Ashton Place Banquets, 341 75th Street in Willowbrook. Costume or Black tie optional.

For more information, please contact Ginger Stevenson at (630) 910-6400 or or Maria T. Mack at (630) 852-1100 or

Joseph B. Carini, Jr, 80. Beloved husband of 55 years to the late Barbara F. Carini, nee Fischer. His practical wisdom and thoughtful guidance endeared him to his seven children; Christian, Julia, David, Joseph III, Anne, Daniel and Mary. Devoted father-in-law to Laureen Bird, Carolyn Coyne, Maureen Craddock, Matthew Maddock, Frances Demos and Patrick McKenna; cherished Nonu of Catherine, John, Michael, Daniel, Kelly, Patrick, Frances, Dominic, Grace, Kailey, Joseph IV, Elizabeth, Matthew, Carolyn, Francesca, Christian, Maria, Jane and Julia: dear brother-in-law of Mary Ann (the late Roger) Anderson and the late Edwin (Diane) Fischer; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Joseph was a proud graduate of St. Mary of the Lake, St. George High School, Loyola University and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Misericorda Heart of Mercy, 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660 or Midwest Palliative Care, 2050 Claire Ct., Glenview, IL 60025 would be appreciated.