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Jay Ukena to serve 2nd term as Chief Judge


A unanimous vote by Lake County Circuit Court judges selected Jay Ukena to serve a second term as chief judge. “I am humbled and honored to have the support and confidence of colleagues to serve as chief judge,” said Ukena. “They are dynamic judges, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve with each of them, along with the staff of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit.” Ukena first was elected as a local circuit judge in the November 2008 general election. He began as a judge in the circuit’s family division in February 2009, and was named presiding judge of the family division...

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