Judge Shonkwiler to retire
Monticello, Illinois: Judge John P. Shonkwiler, of the 6th Judicial Circuit Court in Illinois, has announced that he will retire on July 31, 2012. The 79-year-old judge was first elected a Resident Circuit Judge in 1974. He has served as the chief judge of the 6th Circuit since 1994. He is currently out on extended sick leave following a surgery. Fellow Judge Dan L. Flannell stated, "He has been a mentor to many of us. We are hopeful he will be back as soon as his health allows."
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