Today's announcements are for 1-26-2022.

News from the US District Court
        UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
        NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
        PROPOSAL TO AMEND
        LOCAL RULES 86.26-83.28
On December 21, 2021, the full Court approved a proposal to amend Local Rules 83.26-83.28 as attached (additions shown thus, and deletions shown thus):
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COMMENT: By direction of the full Court and pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 2071(e) regarding appropriate public notice and opportunity for comment, the Clerk is directed to: (a) cause notice of the proposal to amend the Local Rules 83.26-83.28 to be published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (b) cause notice of the proposal and requests for comment to be posted on the web site for the United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, (c) cause notice of the proposal to be posted in the Courthouses at Chicago and Rockford, (d) indicate in such notice a final date for receipt of comments, which date shall be sixty days from the first date of publication in the Law Bulletin, (e) collect and distribute among the members of the Advisory Committee for Local Rules all comments received, and (f) following receipt of a copy of the report and recommendation of the Advisory Committee, distribute copies of the comments together with copies of the report and recommendation among the members of the Court for consideration at a regular meeting of the full Court.
Proposal dated December 28, 2021, proposal signed by Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, Chief Judge, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
To view complete Proposal, go to: https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/elements/courts/us-ndil-lr-83-20211229
Dec 30-Mar 14
        UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
        NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
        NOTIFICATION OF AMENDMENT TO LOCAL RULE 3.2
On December 21, 2021, the full Court approved an amendment to Local Rule 3.2 as attached and now seek public comment (additions shown thus, and deletions shown thus):
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COMMENT: By direction of the full Court and pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 2071(e), the Court determined that there is an immediate need for this rule amendment. While the amendment to LR 3.2 will be implemented on January 3, 2022, public notice and opportunity for comment will be afforded promptly. The Clerk is directed to: (a) cause notice of the amendment to Local Rule 3.2 to be published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (b) cause notice of the amendment and requests for comment to be posted on the web site for the United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, (c) cause notice of the amendment to be posted in the Courthouses at Chicago and Rockford, (d) indicate in such notice a final date for receipt of comments, which date shall be sixty days from the first date of publication in the Law Bulletin, (e) collect and distribute among the members of the Advisory Committee for Local Rules all comments received, and (f) following receipt of a copy of the report and recommendation of the advisory committee to distribute copies of the comments together with copies of the report and recommendation among the members of the Court for consideration at a regular meeting of the full Court.
Amended April 20, 2007 and December 21, 2021
Proposal dated December 21, 2021, proposal signed by Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, Chief Judge, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
To view complete Proposal, go to: https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/elements/courts/us-ndil-proposal-amend-lr-3-2-20211222
Dec 23-Mar 1
        UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
        NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
        PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE LOCAL CRIMINAL RULE 10.1
On November 19, 2021, the full Court approved a proposal to amend the Local Criminal Rule 10.1 as attached (additions shown thus, and deletions shown thus):
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COMMENT: By direction of the full Court and pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 207(b) regarding appropriate public notice and opportunity for comment, the Clerk is directed to: (a) cause notice of the proposal to amend the Local Criminal Rule 10.1 to be published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (b) cause notice of the proposal and requests for comment to be posted on the web site for the United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, (c) cause notice of the proposal to be posted in the Courthouses at Chicago and Rockford, (d) indicate in such notice a final date for receipt of comments, which date shall be sixty days from the first date of publication in the Law Bulletin, (e) collect and distribute among the members of the Advisory Committee for Local Rules all comments received, and (f) following receipt of a copy of the report and recommendation of the advisory committee to distribute copies of the comments together with copies of the report and recommendation among the members of the Court for consideration at a regular meeting of the full Court.
Proposal dated November 29, 2021, proposal signed by Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, Chief Judge, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
To view complete Proposal, go to: https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/elements/courts/us-ndil-lcr10-1-20201201
Dec 2-Jan 31
News from Illinois Supreme Court
        M.R.020522
        In re: Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
        Order
Effective immediately, the following individual is appointed a member of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism for a term expiring December 31, 2023, replacing Hon. Diane M. Shelley:
Hon. Sharon O. Johnson
Appellate Court Justice
160 N. LaSalle St., N1506
Chicago, IL 60601
Order entered by the Court January 13, 2022, order signed by Cynthia A. Grant, Clerk, Supreme Court of the State of Illinois.
Jan 24-31
News from the Circuit Court
        Chancery Division
        MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
        Case No. 2017CH 13409
        Hon. Michael T. Mullen
FLS GROUP, LLC, and Illinois limited liability company,
Plaintiff
v.
MOARIJKHAN,
Defendant
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MOARIJKHAN,
Counter-Plaintiff and Third-Party Plaintiff,
v.
FLS GROUP LLC., an Illinois limited liability company,
as a necessary party; Bruce C. Schiff, and individual;
Jarvis H. Friduss, and individual;
Counter-defendant and Third-Party Defendants
I. INTRODUCTION
This matter proceeded to trial on Plaintiff FLS Group, LLC's ("FLS") "Verified Complaint for Judicial Dissociation" against Moarij Khan ("Khan") which sought, inter alia, the judicial dissociation or expulsion or both of Khan from FLS pursuant to Sections 34-45(6)(C) of the LLC Act. 805 ILCS 180/35-45(6)(C). This matter also proceeded to trial on Khan's Second Amended Counterclaim and Khan's Second Amended Third-Party Complaint against Third-Party Defendants Bruce C. Schiff and Jarvis H. Friduss (collectively the "Managers"). The Counterclaim is a statutory action seeking the dissolution of FLS or the buy-out of Kahn's interest in FLS instead of the dissolution of FLS pursuant to the provisions of Section 35-1 of the LLC Act. 805 ILCS 18/35-1; 805 ILCS 180/35-1 (a)(4)(5) and (b). The Third-Part Complaint contains a direct claim for breach of fiduciary duty in Count II by Khan against the Managers,
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III. JUDGMENT
1. Judgment is entered in favor of Khan and against FLS on its Complaint. Khan's Second Affirmative Defense, i.e., Standing, and Khan's Third Affirmative Defense, i.e., Unclean Hands, are stricken as being moot;
2. Judgment is entered in favor of Khan and against FLS on Khan's Second Amended Counterclaim. As part of this judgment, the Court decrees that FLS violated LLC Act Sections 35-l(a)(4)(C) as the Asset Purchase Agreement rendered it no longer reasonably; practicable to carry on FLS as the members had originally agreed. The Court further decrees that FLS violated LLC Act Sections 35-l(a)S(A) as FLS 's conduct was in violation of Khan's Section 15-1 (d)(10) rights and unlawful;
3. Judgment is entered in favor of Khan and against Bruce Schiff and Jarvis Friduss on Khan's Second Amended Third-Party Complaint;
4. FLS, Schiff and Friduss, jointly and severally; shall pay Khan the sum of $678,716.88 as total and complete buy-out of Khan's membership interest in FLS. Upon FLS's full and complete payment of $678,716.88 to Khan, any and all rights Khan claims in FLS are extinguished and Khanhas no further or future rights to any distributions or payouts from FLS, Schiff or Friduss or other rights in FLS; !
5. Each party will bear their own attorneys' fees and costs; and
6. The previously set status date of January 25, 2022 is stricken .
There is no just reason for delaying either enforcement or appeal as this Final Order is a Final Judgment that is immediately enforceable and appealable.
Order dated January 21, 2011, order signed by Michael T. Mullen, Judge, Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
To view complete order, go to: https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/elements/courts/cook-county-fls-v-khan-opinion-and-order-20220124
Jan 25-Feb 4
        GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2021-09
        SUBJECT: MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE CASES WITH SERVICE
        OVER 2 YEARS PRIOR TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
1. This order applies to all mortgage foreclosure cases that:
a. Seek default, judgment of foreclosure, and/or orders approving sale more than two (2) years after service of process was had on the mortgagor(s); and
b. The mortgagor(s) have not filed an appearance.
2. In all mortgage foreclosure cases that meet the criteria of Paragraph 1, plaintiff must present to the court a search using commercially recognized databases1 to confirm that the address of service of process on the mortgagor is still the mortgagor's current address in which to serve notices of motion and to confirm that the mortgagor(s) is not deceased. If the address for the mortgagor(s) has changed, then the plaintiff must serve the notice of motion at the mortgagor's current address before entry of either a default order, judgment of foreclosure, or order approving sale. If the mortgagor became deceased, then plaintiff must have a special representative appointed in accordance with GAO No. 2015-02.
Order dated December 10, 2021, order signed by Moshe Jacobius, Presiding Judge, Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
Dec 23-Jan 31
        GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2021-10
        SUBJECT: REOPENING OF CALENDAR 1 OF
        THE GENERAL CHANCERY SECTION
THIS COURT HEREBY FINDS AND ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:
On or about May 5, 2006, the Honorable Dorothy Kinnaird, Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division, closed Calendar 1 of the General Chancery Section of the Chancery Division. This was done to permit the opening of 11 new foreclosure Calendars at a time when there was a foreclosure crisis in the entire country and the number of foreclosure cases were rising exponentially. The cases on Calendar 1 were redistributed to the other 15 calendars of the General Chancery Section of the Chancery Division.
General Chancery Section cases are some of the most complex and labor intensive cases in the entire Circuit Court of Cook County. The judges of the General Chancery Section are constantly engaged in researching complicated, compound and novel issues of law; writing and delivering lengthy opinions; and presiding over protracted and difficult trials.
At the current time the number of Foreclosure Cases filed in the Foreclosure/Mechanics Lien Section have decreased substantially due to a large extent to the moratorium established during the Covid 19 crisis. Accordingly the Chancery Division has closed two of the Foreclosure calendars previously existing. The Court is cognizant that the number of foreclosure cases could increase exponentially once again once the Covid 19 crisis has ended and appropriate administrative steps may have to be taken. Nonetheless, at the current time it is essential to focus on the crush of cases in the General Chancery Section.
In order to alleviate the pressure of the General Chancery Section workload and improve the delivery of justice, it would be salutary, beneficial and imperative to reopen Calendar 1 of the General Chancery Section and to randomly redistribute a proportionate share of the 14 other General Chancery Section calendars to Calendar 1. A judge shall be assigned to Calendar l who will review the cases assigned to the Calendar and commence to hear the cases as quickly as feasible. The Calendar of the Presiding Judge, Calendar 12, shall be excluded from the redistribution because it has a lower number of cases assigned to it.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County is directed to reopen Calendar 1 of the General Chancery Section of the Chancery Division. The Clerk is further directed to randomly populate the Calendar with 7.14% of cases from the 14 of the remaining General Chancery calendars (excluding Calendar 12). The General Chancery Division judges will be advised which of their cases have been reassigned. The Clerk of the Circuit Court is further directed to send out post cards to the attorneys or pro se litigants notifying them of the reassignment of the case. Once the necessary preliminary administrative actions have been completed, a status hearing will be held of the cases reassigned commencing January 18, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at the rate of 10 cases per day from Monday through Thursday each day at Zoom No. 876 8729 8501, Passcode 926987.
Order dated December 20, 2021, order signed by Moshe Jacobius, Presiding Judge, Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
Dec 23-Jan 31