James Shadid Takes Oath as Chief Judge

Posted March 13, 2012 by

March 12 - PJStar.com

James Shadid (JD '83) featured

He has been a federal judge for just more than a year, but now James Shadid is the chief judge of the 46-county Central District of Illinois.

In a low-key, five-minute ceremony before employees at Peoria's federal courthouse, Shadid, 55, was given the oath Monday by U.S. District Judge Michael P. McCuskey, who had been chief judge since 2005.

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