Kane County Judge John Dalton’s family court reign of terror is almost over! On January 24th he will be moved to civil courtroom 250 which handles evictions and property arbitration cases. The 16th Circuit can’t get rid of him because he’s an elected judge, but this transfer can only be considered a major demotion for a judge of his tenure.
What that means is, if you have a date in courtroom 101 before the 24th, then you or your attorney need to file a motion for a continuance ASAP so you get out from under this utter waste of flesh and appear before the as-yet-to-be-determined new family court judge.
It would seem that journalistic persistence, on occasion, actually pays off. We’ll be discussing this very necessary and positive turn of events in far greater detail tomorrow (1/7) or on Wednesday (1/8).