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Central District of Illinois
Seventh Circuit
IL-CD.gif
Chief:James E. ShadidJudges:4
Posts:4Vacancies:0
Active judges
BruceDarrowMyerscough
Senior Judges
BakerMcCuskeyMcDadeMillsMihm
Magistrate Judges
BernthalGormanSchanzle-Haskins
Former Judges
Key:
(Numbers indicate % of seats vacant.)
0%0%-10%
10%-25%25%-40%
More than 40%
Contents
1 Court
1.1 Vacancy warning level
1.2 Jurisdiction
1.2.1 Cases heard
1.2.2 Case load
1.3 Clerk's office
1.4 History
1.4.1 Court history
1.4.2 Judicial posts
1.4.3 Notable decisions
1.4.4 Federal courthouse
1.5 Major news
1.6 See also
1.7 External links
1.8 References
2 Judges

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois is the United States district court for central Illinois. It serves the residents of forty-six counties from its four courthouses.

The United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current district attorney is James A. Lewis .[1]

When decisions of the court are appealed, they are appealed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals based in Downtown Chicago, Illinois at the Everett M. Dirksen Federal Courthouse and Building.

Vacancy warning level

The United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois's vacancy warning level is currently set at green. The court currently has no vacancies out of their four posts.

Jurisdiction

The Counties of the Central District of Illinois (click for larger map)

The geographic jurisdiction of the Central District of Illinois consists of all the following counties in the central part of the state of Illinois.

When decisions of the court are appealed, they are appealed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals based in Downtown Chicago, Illinois at the Everett M. Dirksen Federal Courthouse and Building.

The courthouses are in Peoria, Rock Island, Springfield, and Urbana.

Cases heard

The Central District of Illinois has original jurisdiction over cases filed within its jurisdiction. These cases can include civil and criminal matters that fall under federal law.

Case load

Federal Court Case Load Statistics*
YearStarting case load:Cases filed:Total cases:Cases terminated:Remaining cases:Median time(Criminal)**:Median time(Civil)**:3 Year Civil cases#:Vacant posts:## Trials/Post
2012 1577196235391690 18499.39.649 (3.6%)021
2011 1532184433761794 15829.78.854 (4.7%)20.325
2010 1585167332581733 15259.510.842 (3.8%)14.926
2009 1400172831281547 15819.29.938 (3.2%)029
2008 1364149928631470 13939.19.342 (4%)028
2007121615862802151812848.59.132 (3.3%)027
*All statistics are taken from the Official Federal Courts' Website and reflect the calendar year through September.    **Time in months from filing to completion.
#This statistic includes cases which have been appealed in higher courts.    ##This is the total number of months that any judicial posts had spent vacant that year.
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Clerk's office

The Central District of Illinois has three separate courthouses. The Clerk's office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m, excluding Federal holidays. Please consult the chart below for more information:

Branch Address Phone number
Peoria Division 309 U.S. Courthouse

100 N.E. Monroe Street
Peoria IL 61602

Telephone: 309-671-7117

Fax: 309-671-7120

Rock Island Division 40 U.S. Courthouse

211 19th Street
Rock Island IL 61201

Telephone: 309-793-5778

Fax: 309-793-5878

Springfield Division 151 U.S. Courthouse

600 E. Monroe Street
Springfield IL 62701

Telephone: 217-492-4020

Fax: 217-492-4028

Urbana Division 218 U.S. Courthouse

201 S. Vine Street
Urbana IL 61802

Telephone: 217-373-5830

Fax: 217-373-5834

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History

Court history

Illinois was established as one judicial district by Congress on March 3, 1819 with one post to cover the entire state. The district court was not yet assigned to a judicial circuit and was therefore granted the same jurisdiction as the United States circuit courts, excluding appeals and writs of error, which are the jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court.

Congress repealed the circuit court jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the District of Illinois on March 3, 1837, and established a United States circuit court within the district and assigned it over to the Seventh Circuit.

Illinois divided into two judicial districts on February 13, 1855. The districts were known as the Northern District of Illinois and the Southern District of Illinois. One judgeship was assigned to each district and the District of Illinois was assigned over to the Northern District of Illinois.

Congress reorganized the circuits on July 15, 1862 and assigned Illinois to the Eighth Circuit and then to the Seventh Circuit on July 23, 1866.

The Eastern District of Illinois was established on March 3, 1905. One judgeship was authorized for the district court, as well as an additional judgeship to the Northern District of Illinois. Illinois was again reorganized into the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois, and the Southern District of Illinois on October 2, 1978. Thirteen judgeships were assigned for the Northern District of Illinois, two for the Central District of Illinois, and two for the Southern District of Illinois. Over time 2 additional judicial posts were added for a total of 4 current posts.[3]

Judicial posts

The following table highlights the development of judicial posts for the Central District of Illinois:

Year Statute Total Seats
March 3, 1819 3 Stat. 502 1
October 2, 1978 92 Stat. 883 2
March 30, 1979 93 Stat. 6 3
November 2, 2002 116 Stat. 1758 4
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Notable cases

This page is missing notable case information.



For a searchable list of opinions, please see Justia.com-Dockets and Filings-Central District of Illinois.

Federal courthouse

Four separate courthouses serve the Central District of Illinois.

Major news

For new stories and other related material see Illinois judicial news.

See also

External links

References

Central District of Illinois
Seventh Circuit
IL-CD.gif
Chief:James E. ShadidJudges:4
Posts:4Vacancies:0
Active judges
BruceDarrowMyerscough
Senior Judges
BakerMcCuskeyMcDadeMillsMihm
Magistrate Judges
BernthalGormanSchanzle-Haskins
Former Judges
Key:
(Numbers indicate % of seats vacant.)
0%0%-10%
10%-25%25%-40%
More than 40%
Contents
1 Court
2 Judges
2.1 Active Judges
2.1.1 Article III judges
2.1.2 Pending appointments
2.1.3 Senior judges
2.2 Past judges
2.2.1 Former Chief judges
2.2.2 Former judges

Active judges

Article III judges

JudgeBornHomeAppointed byActiveChiefPreceededBachelorsLaw
Judge Sue MyerscoughOctober 22, 1951Springfield, ILObama 3/14/2011 - PresentJeanne ScottSouthern Illinois U., B.A., 1973Southern Illinois U. School of Law, J.D., 1980
Chief Judge James E. Shadid1957Peoria, ILObama 3/10/2011 - Present3/12/2012 - PresentMichael MihmBradley U., B.S., 1979John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1983
Judge Sara Lynn Darrow1970Pontiac, MIObama 8/3/2011 - PresentJoe McDadeMarquette U., B.A., 1992Saint Louis U. Law, J.D., 1997
Judge Colin Stirling BruceObama 10/7/2013 - PresentMichael McCuskeyU. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1986U. of Illinois Law, J.D., 1989


Pending appointments

There are no current pending appointments for the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.


Senior judges

JudgeAppointed byActiveChiefSeniorBachelorsLaw
Senior Judge Michael MihmReagan 8/6/1982 - 10/1/20091991 - 199810/1/2009 - PresentLoras College, B.A., 1964Saint Louis U. School of Law, J.D., 1967
Senior Judge Richard MillsReagan 7/22/1985 - 10/7/199710/7/1997 - PresentIllinois College, B.A., 1951Mercer U. School of Law, J.D., 1957
Senior Judge Joe McDadeH.W. Bush 11/25/1991 - 2/28/20101998 - 20042/28/2010 - PresentBradley U., B.S., 1959U. of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1963
Senior Judge Michael McCuskeyClinton 4/3/1998 - 6/30/20132004 - 4/4/20126/30/2013 - PresentIllinois State U., B.S., 1970Saint Louis U. School of Law, J.D., 1975
Senior Judge Harold BakerCarter 3/31/1979 - 10/4/19941984 - 199110/4/1994 - PresentU. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, A.B., 1951U. of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1956


Magistrate judges

JudgeActiveBachelorsLaw
Magistrate Judge David Bernthal1995 - PresentU. of Illinois, B.A., 1972U. of Illinois Law, J.D., 1976
Magistrate Judge John Gorman02/18/2000 - Present
Magistrate Judge Thomas Schanzle-Haskins2014-PresentSouthern Illinois UniversitySouthern Illinois University School of Law, J.D.


Past judges

Former Chief judges

Former Chief JudgesTerm
James Ackerman1982 - 1984
Robert Morgan1979 - 1982
Harold Baker1984 - 1991
Joe McDade1998 - 2004
Michael Mihm1991 - 1998

In order to qualify for the office of Chief Judge in one of the federal courts, a judge must have been in active service on the court for at least one year, be under the age of 65, and have not previously served as Chief Judge. A vacancy in the office of Chief Judge is filled by the judge highest in seniority among the group of qualified judges. The Chief Judge serves for a term of seven years or until age 70, whichever occurs first. The age restrictions are waived if no members of the court would otherwise be qualified for the position. Unlike the Chief Justice of the United States, a Chief Judge returns to active service after the expiration of his or her term and does not create a vacancy on the bench by the fact of his or her promotion.[1][2]



Former judges



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