Two Illinois judges OK'd for federal judgeships
Two Illinois judges have been confirmed to fill vacancies on the federal bench in Illinois.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., announced that the Senate on Monday unanimously approved Sue Myerscough of Springfield and James Shadid of Peoria for federal judgeships in the Central District of Illinois, which spans much of Illinois' midsection.
The two were nominated by President Barack Obama last year but did not complete the Senate confirmation process before the end of the 111th Congress. They were again nominated in January.