To the ARDC Sharing is Caring–and S.Ct. Rule 33 pertaining to Writs of Cert. can involve a lot of sharing

To: Sharon Opryszek Ill ardc <>, Melissa Smart Ill ARDC <>, Administrator Jerome Larkin <>
Cc: Illinois ARDC <>, Yusuf Naqvi <>
Subject: Documents needed for filing with SCOTUS
Date: Apr 30, 2013 3:11 PM

Dear Sharon

I  would appreciate your sharing the ARDC files with us on an ASAP basis. We are about to file our Writ of Cert to the US Surpeme Court and Rule 33 Requires that everything be retypeset to a 4.125” by 7.125” format and then placed in 6.125″ by 9.25″ booklets which are duplex printed.  (Rule We would like to present as many relevant documents as possible to the US Supremes.

I have not heard from you.

I have set up illinois ardc to send emails to, share documents and sort them for the status calls.

I need your docs in .wpd or .doc or other original word processing document files to do this properly.

For the nth time, counsel is supposed to cooperate during litigation and exchange documents and files for a decision on the merits.

In response to my Petition for Writ of Cert you will need to do the same thing and I am not inclined to share when you have refused repeatedly to do so.

I would appreciate it if you would respect my needs for original document files the way that I always do for opposing counsel.

I thank you in advance for your prompt cooperation.

I am also cataloging the 554 pages of file you sent me and will post and return a table of where the docments start.



PS–I’d send this to Chair Yee because he was the one during the last status call where you agreed to accept my emails and answer them to move the case along, but he thinks that stuff sent to opposing counsel and him is exparte.  Very interesting.  I wonder who told him that.

JoAnne Denison
Denison & Assocs, PC
1512 N. Freemont St, #202
Chicago, IL 60642-2694
Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights

Someone today asked about the “tone” of my final email to “the tribunal” and Attys Sharon Opryszek and Melissa Smart

Dear Readers

Someone today asked me about why the “[severe} tone” of my last and final email to “the Tribunal” and SO and MS.

this is how I responded and I hope we all hone our tones!

take care and have a great day


Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:34:07 -0500
Subject: RE: Your order from April 26, 2013 and great idea, let’s all have tones!

Dear *******

You are sooooo adorable and cute!  Like a darling little stuffed puppy dog I just want to hug and kiss!

tone?   you think I have tone?  don’t you think they deserve a swift kick in the butts?  both the ARDC and the tribunal are playing games and their behavior is clearly out of line.

I’m not their stuffed puppy dog to kick around.

I represent you, me, all the lawyers and all the people kicked around by the ARDC and ‘the tribunal”  (hmmm, people used to say when I said the Commissioner–ooh, that’s like Batman, right?  and I said “yep”.  “Tribunal” kind of sounds like kids playing Cowboys and Inidans and you were the Indian and you had to report how many cowboy scalps you got and it it wasn’t enough, next time you stay behind with the sqaws and mashed corn meal.  Okay, that was funny.  But I digress)

They’re all lawyers, if they wet their pants, they don’t belong doing this stuff.

Dominic Spera spent a year on the street homeless, eating out of garbage cans, eating once per day or less, sleeping on the street, living in the park, stinking like hell, when he went to court the baliff said “why do you want to represent this guy, he has no money and stinks?  I told the baliff he’s not the first stinky homeless person I will represent and he will NOT be the last, and besides Dominic had a constitutional right to be in that court and he (the baliff) did not–all the while attorneys were taking $30,000/yr from the estate in fees and withholding his joint account from him–some $150,000!

Dominic has a tone.

You want to hear about John Wyman’s tone with the courts nearly killing his mother?  Down 2 pint of blood and near death she escaped from one of the absolute worst nursing homes in Rockford.  Her diary shows near daily abuse–sexaul and physical with visual bruising.  The 2 days before she escape, she received an especially brutal beating from staff member.  John Wyman and Bill Wyman tried to get her out of one of the worst nursing homes and were all threatened with arrest AND a protective order from doing that.

Yep, John and Bill Wyman have a tone.

When I represented JB and the hospital wrongfully used a guardianship proceeding to evict her mother from their facilities due to their own malpractice and non discovery of cancer clearly on a diagnostic test 3 years ago and instead of sending her to cancer rehab (they said she would be dead in 6 weeks so why bother–but Dolores lived nearly another 2 years–without cancer rehab), okay that tone was crying.  JB cried and I cried with her.

I can hardly wait for my hearing.  I’ve got tons and tons of people who want to speak out against this abuse and corruption in the courts.  People try to report it and are repeatedly told to “be quiet” in court.  Dom and I were waiting patiently in court and several family members stepped up to the bench over clearly some visitation dispute, and one woman was repeatedly told “not to talk”, “be quiet.”  The judge never told her to put it in writing, or even give her 30 seconds.  Nope.  Nothing.  It was particularly interesting because there was a dispute over when 2 girls were supposed to take “meds” during a visit or something, and it turned out the girls were teens and the “meds” were Paxil or something–clearly not FDA approved for teens and another snicker.  The judge never even asked about it.

How many times has Gloria been told to “be quiet” while a court runs without jurisdiction for over 3 years destroying her life, taking all her money and property, wrongfully evicting her, sending her mother to a miserable place to live in Naperville, selling all her assets, repeated misrepresentations to the court on a wide variety of levels.

Why would I care?  Why should I care?  I don’t get paid for 98% of all of this.  My parents are safely dead now with no GAL’s to churn their estates.

But I speak up for YOU for what could happen to YOU and YOUR mother given the right set of circumstances (greedy out of control relative OR attorney, greedy uncaring probate attys, GAL a judge that turns a blind eye).

My question is why don’t YOU have a tone, write to the ARDC and DEMAND justice?

My other question is why doesn’t the Tribunal and Jerome Larkin, Sharon Opryszek and Melissa Smart either do something about all this greed, evil and corruption or why don’t they quit their jobs in disgust of prosecuting and persecuting honest attorneys?

They have blocked my emails pursuant to court order, next it will be my faxes.

You do see a pattern, don’t you?  Probate victims try to talk in court and they are told to “shut up.”  Gloria was told repeatedly to “shut up”, then she started filing things with the court and the court ignored them.  I want to speed along my trial and get to an evidentiary hearing by the use of email, Pacer or at least Google docts and I am told “don’t do that.”

Thank you very much for your email.

I do appreciate your sharing.

We all need tones, hundreds of tones, toning loudly against injustice.

okay to publish I assume?



A new email for the ARDC

In an effort to try to stop all the problems with the ARDC not answering my emails, claiming I am somehow serving pleadings wrong when I am in fact serving them properly PLUS providing email service, PLUS bending over backward to cooperate with them in all this–personally delivering an original and 3 paper copies to their offices which aren’t even conveniently located in downtown, and I want valid proof of service on a public server which they have access to so they can’t claim they did not get something.  Then they falsely say I engaged in “exparte”communications when I did not–I emailed all counsel of record at once.

I’m trying to think of a way to solve all of this.

I also hear from all of you out there that it would be easier to email the ARDC your comments.

It would be nice to share documents with the ARDC.  I have asked them for numerous documents and have yet to receive them.  For example, where is KDD’s transcript from last September?  It only takes a couple of weeks to make a transcription.  The ARDC disqualified him on a bogus “conflict”, so why can’t I have the transcript if in effect, this is an admission it is pertinent to my blogging case?  What’s up with that?

What do I get from my emails and faxes?  Silence.  Silly court orders accusing me of things I have not done and would not do–BUT note the ARDC has done a few of them.  Interesting.  No court orders to the ARDC when they’re falling off the rules wagon.  But when they don’t want to answer my emails or faxes, they make stuff up and put it in an order to make it look like I did something wrong when I clearly did not.

So my great idea is this.  I got them (and us really) and email address we can all share.  It is and I’ll give them the password so they can share documents, I can email them and if they don’t want to check their email, that’s their business, but at least I have proof of service and have offered to share my documents and this blog and now we have a efiling bulletin based upon the documents they have sent to me.

great idea, eh?

solves the petty squabbles.

they are just soooooo much trouble.

I’ll call sharon and leave a voice mail on her phone with the password and melissa too.  Next, I’m sure I will hear I can’t call or fax them, (they have never, ever answered any of my faxes — not to even complain they don’t want them)

At least I’m trying and I’m creative.

But of course we know it all goes back to the root problem–they are trying to prosecute two honest attorneys.  There’s just no where to go with that one.  It’s a headache.  I work day in and day out trying to help the probate victims and I don’t ask for anything they cannot afford, and my services are donated 90% of the time because, well folks, this is court corruption.  Attys should be ashamed of it.  And we’re not talking about a bad decision on the merit–nope.  This all goes the core or crux of our democratic legal system–lack of jurisdiction, lack of service, fraud, theft, embezzlement flowing from that one, strenuous isolation of elders without explanation. Problems too numerous to mention here and well documented on this blog and many, many other probate blogs.

Now to the new email:

om: JoAnne M Denison <>

To: Illinois ARDC <>
Subject: Sharing documents for Scotus Petition attn Sharon O. and Melissa Smart
Date: Apr 28, 2013 12:20 PM
Dear Sharon and Melissa;

Please share whatever documents you have that are the word processing files for your pages 1 to 550 which are now up on the blog.

As you are aware, we are preparing Writs of Cert to the US Supreme Court on the issue of free speech, free association and blogging.

Your prompt cooperation is greatly appreciated.  I would be glad to share whatever you need to me to share but will put most of the documents up there.

I will be sending back the papers you sent me because we scan and shred everything and perhaps you have some use for these, I don’t know.

I will be sharing the Sykes blog documents with you on this email for your convenience.

I would be great if we could just cooperate on document sharing, emails and getting this case decided on the merits.

Ken is in Scotland, so no worries from him.  It’s just me now, but I find all this fascinating.



JoAnne Denison

The mysterious Record of the ARDC

For some reason which I don’t understand, the ARDC does not have its pleadings computerized at all.  Not even one little bit.  KDD was booted off my case, leaving it in a mess, and it’s still in a mess because no one knows who has what, the pleadings stack about a foot high.  Atty Sharon Opryczek sent me a stack of documents which have page numbers at the bottom and I think it’s a current docket table, but even that’s clear as mud.

The problem with a stack of documents is you can’t tell where something begins and something ends and there are no page numbers on her table.  Most of it I have seen before.  I don’t see anything the ARDC wants from me and that makes sense because this is a Complaint about BLOGGING.  This Blog is transparent and complete in and of itself.

So eventhough I asked SO just to scan everything in and email it to me, she is uncooperative, as usual.  She claims “the ARDC doesn’t do that”–but that’s absurd.  I don’t believe for a minute they don’t scan in THEIR stuff and organize it.

The case is quickly become complex.  SO has refused to answer my emails and then I get the order that implies I had an “exparte” communication with the tribunal, when in fact I did not.  Further, the order says I can’t email, but I looked in the “Rules” book and there is no rule that says that.  All attorneys scan and email pleadings to day.  We just don’t have the room or time for stacks of paper.

ARDC v. JMD Record to 042513 p1 to 100

ARDC v. JMD Record to 042513 p101 to 200

ARDC v. JMD Record to 042513 p201 to 300

ARDC v. JMD Record to 042513 p301-399

ARDC v. JMD Record to 042513 p401 to 499

ARDC v. JMD Record to 042513 p 501 to 549

Now, here are the unanswered emails for April that the ARDC tribunal issued an order 1) they implied I had an “exparte” communication when in fact I did not and all counsel of record were emailed at the same time and 2) that I cannot email the chair–though there is no rule preventing that as long as I email opposing counsel at the same time.

And I don’t want to leave people with the impression that attorneys fight this aggressively during litigation over form, format and procedure and file bogus motions to disqualify when they are not entitled to them.  They clearly do not. 90% of the time, attorneys email pleadings, cooperate in discovery, act in an honorable fashion.

BUT you know that someone is tweaking stuff when odd things like this happen.

Unanswered emails sent in April 2013 (I will also post the ones January to March so you can see those).  Again, this is my disclaimer: 95% of the time counsel work together and decide cases on the merits–not with this crass gamesmanship.

Unanswered emails from the ARDC

Just when you all thought this might be getting boring….. read on…. a blast to the ARDC for all their recent donkey doo doo

I think many of you have already seen on this blog the fights I had with Adam Stern and his puppet masters to keep me from blogging with a laptop on the 18th floor.  Many of you wrote and called me to cheer me on.  And then the sword of Damocles fell and Presiding Judge Timothy Evans passed the “Denison Rule” that the hoi poli cannot use laptops, tablet or any electronic device to take notes in court because, get this, “gangs” might take pictures of witnesses.

Okay, even the public is not that stupid. The public wrote me right away and said they never saw a gang member in court because uh, the concept of a gang is founded on the notion that they engage in criminal acts and that’s how they make their money.

I have never seen a gang member on the 18th floor of the Daley center, nor in law division, nor in muni.

So, it’s the “Denison Rule”.

Next, I find out there is a “Ditkowsky Rule”.  Apparently when the ARDC when after Ken for trying to investigate the lack of jurisdiction in the Sykes case (they charged him with writing a letter to Dr. Patel and telling Dr. Patel he wanted to get medical records so that he could investigate and then file an appearance–of course a certain miscreant–GAL Cynthia Farenga told Judge Connors that Ken said that he signed and filed the appearance–she actually answered the Judge’s question for him, when it fact he did not and the letter made it clear he did not.  Further, the court lacked jurisdiction, the younger daughter GJS had a POA for health care for her mother and he was acting under that.  Getting back to the topic, when KDD got charged, he filed a number of “dispostive” motions or motions that basically said the ARDC did not have a case.  First he filed a Motion to Dismiss for failure to State a Claim, then he filed a Motion for Summary Judgment against the ARDC and other dispostive motions.  They must have hit a raw nerve (and I’m sure KDD stepped on their last raw nerve) because apparently in Sept of 2012 the ARDC passes a rule saying no dispositive motions until the evidentiary record is complete.

Now the problem with that rule is, when is an evidentiary record complete?  This is a system and format not found or laid out in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure nor in the State Rules of Civil Procedure or anything I have every found.  Okay, let’s Fastcase that one.  Just did.  “evidentiary record” and the word within 8 words “complete” and nothing.

What this really means is the ARDC has set up a standard that is not found in case law and therefore can never be attained.

Convenient for them.  NOT convenient for attorneys speaking out and blogging about corruption.

It means we are screwed by this rule.  I guess the ARDC won’t just come out with a rule that says if you are a respondent, you are screwed because we make up impossible rules and standards not found elsewhere.

In any case, I have been told I have no choice, I have to do all this, but it drives me nutz.  I don’t get to stop yet.  I get to give everyone that’s a miscreant a prick in the butt.

So I keep on going.

See the attached order

Nonsensical Order from ARDC 042613

Now see my response.

You know, I read on a blog that someone thought “I was really angry” about the complaint by the ARDC and he said he thought that I had a right to be.  I don’t think I am angry, just disappointed.  Very disappointed.

To: Sung Yul Lee Chair ARDC hearing panel for my case <>, Sharon Opryszek Ill ardc <>, Melissa Smart Ill ARDC <>, Administrator Jerome Larkin <>, Atty Michael Shakman (emails of the innocent redacted–not of the miscreants)
Subject: Your order from April 26, 2013
Date: Apr 28, 2013 2:14 AM

Dear Chair Lee;

I just received your order from April 26, 2013 and I am most disappointed on a wide variety of levels.  It is amazingly wrong on a myriad of levels.

First of all you say “pleading must be filed and served in accordance with ARDC rules” and I have busted my butt to make 4 copies of everything, have someone run them over to an office on ecologically improper landfill (which your building rests upon–it should be wetlands, but I digress) and you have received always an original and 3 copies.

What per se, do you believe was not filed with an original and 3 copies which was NOT a pleading?  Let me know and I will file it by having someone walk it over there with an original and 3 copies and a copy each for MS and SO.

This has always been done.

Second, you say that “ex parte communications with the Chair are not permitted” but the reality is, I have never sent any ex parte communications to you–everything has been cc’d to MS and SO and even the blog where everyone can see it.  I always do this on cases, and you’re the only “judge” that has complained about it.

The ARDC is NOT transparent.  It does not post on a blog nor does it put pleadings on a blog or any other bulletin board type of system.

As a result, we waste half of our “status calls” over what was filed, can we look at it, can I see it on the internet, etc.  It‘s completely inefficient and a waste of time and as outdated as the use of carrier pigeons and buggy whips.  Why not just send me an order mandating smoke signals because perhaps one of you is an American Indian?

I am a patent attorney, my background is in engineering. Day in and day out I have clients that are trying desperately to advance the state of art in business systems and technology and I find the ARDC, you and SO and MS are simply acting to the contrary to the advancement of technology business and computer science.  My daughter wants to be a chemical engineer, my son has fixed cell phones, built computers and has advanced the art since single digits of age,he is now a math and science student at SIU and yet you all want to trample on advancing science and technology in the US.

Do you even realize how frustrating that is for me as a patent attorney?

Do you know how many times I have to suffer and hear all sorts of people (wrongfully) say that the US is NOT a leader in science and  technology and computers when in fact it completely is?

In the US we file and issue more patents each year than any other country on earth.  Today I believe most of those are in the business/computer technology arts.  I file mostly computer and science and business patents for my clients.

And yet I see the ARDC issue orders such as these?  Denigrating math, science, computers, technology, the  promotion of these with young children–those that lead our future?

I show your order to my son and daughter and they laugh at me.  They think that lawyers are luddites.

Finally, I HAVE NOT ENGAGED IN ANY EXPARTE COMMUNICATIONS and I am highly offended at your insinuating the same.

You and SO and MS know where your “delete” keys are, you know where in your email software where “blocking” is, you even know how to write a nice email saying, thank you for your communication, please be sure to also place it in the mail and file it with the court.

And then finally, how is it that Leah Black gets away with a true exparte communication and there is no order after SHE did that?  I told her from the get go Ken Ditkowsky was going to represent me.  Then she calls me up on the phone and wants to talk with me.  I am taken aback because I already told her that KDD was to represent me. She continues on with a threat she is going to (wrongfully) disqualify him, and that’s what happened!

You and I and SO and MS know the disqualification was bogus.  I have practiced for 25+ years and have NEVER been able to do that to another attorney, but you guys just go and get what you want the way you want, no reading cases or anything.

My only questions are:

1) why is this happening?

2) why is no one questioning the lack of jurisdiction in Bedin, Wyman and Sykes.  Wyman and Sykes are up on appeal. If the appellate court does its job, the cases will be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction, then what?  Will the ARDC apologize to myself and Ken?  What about Bedin?  It is in the law division now because the court and the GAL’s attempted to proceed without jurisdiction to evict a woman mis-diagnosed from a hospital with cancer?  What happens when the Bedin family wins that one?

3) you think you can hide.  You think you can issue these orders.  You think you can say “please no technology” we need to hide.

But I will put it all on the blog.

The public is not stupid.

I did NOT become a lawyer and study for years and work hours and hours without pay for my clients so that other lawyers can prosecute/persecute me and my clients can find no purchase in the courts.

If you don’t like my emails, then delete them and ask me to put them in a “report to the court”, but don’t go and issue these timewasting orders.

You lost the battle back in 2000 when the Federal Courts went to e-filing and e-service.  Then the law division did the same.

Now Dorothy Brown issued an order all attys are to put their emails on pleadings to advance litigation.

You yourself (unless my cell phone connection was really, really, bad) asked SO several times during the last status call to respond to my emails.

I litigate all the time and we just exchange pleadings via email, and correspondence for routine matters is always done by email. All the attys cooperate.

There is NO RULE IN THE ARDC RULES THAT I CANNOT EMAIL ALL OF YOU.  Again, I have busted my butt to get my original and 3 copies over to the filing desk when I have to file papers,

You want a rule, get a rule passed.  We have the KDD rule (I note none of you admitted to that one) that there are no dispositive pleadings before the “evidentiary record” is complete–whatever that is.  No acknowledgement of any of that.

Timothy Evans now has clamped down on first amendment rights because I faxed him over and over again I want to blog and take notes on my laptop in court.  I supposed that’s the Denison Rule.  He said to send my complaint to the “head of security“.  I did and the “head of security” never responded and when I called him, he passed the buck back to Timothy Evans.

I guess you need another “Denison” rule.  No emails to any attorney at the ARDC nor to the tribunal

What exactly WOULD be your justification for that one?

But then why this?

Why me?

All of this makes no difference to me.  You can disbar me, you can tell the world you think I’m a crappy attorney.  The reality is, the ARDC has absolutely no good reputation in family law or with the probate division.  All the blogs report you as a CYA and KMA organization.  Your original mission was to root out and investigate Greylord type issues.  Now you are afraid of the words Greylord and corruption.  You are afraid to say we need to go after attorneys that terrorize probate victims.

What are you going to say to Dominic Spera?  Turns out Sharon Rudy took $150,000 out of a joint account as GAL and rendered this guy homeless and penniless for a year.  He was sleeping on the streets, in the parks, eating out of garbage cans. When I first went to court, the only atty that would represent him and “go up against the system” for no retainer, the clerk had tears in her eyes.  I did too. The arrogant bailiff only said, well “he stunk”.  I told him, smell or not, Sharon Rudy made him that way, and he has a constitutional right to be here and you do not.

Go ahead you all and look the other way at human misery.  Pretend it does not exist.  Pretend my blog does not exist and it is all lies.

If that’s how you can sleep at night, go for it.  As for me, my clients cry and I cry.  I have cried in court, have you?



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Department of Justice Report on Elder Absue and Exploitation

From Nancy Vallone, an important document to read.  It’s quite sad because it documents widespread elder abuse in the nation, with little action being taken.

Report by US Dept. of Justice concerning Elder Abuse

It’s pretty much an eye opener on the status of the disabled and in particular seniors in the US.  With 56% of them owning their own homes, there seems to be a ready post for the nefarious.

New page–links to other court corruption websites

While I have often wrote about the fact there are other great websites out there that provide information and advice on what to expect when you get into probate court, I now have a page link to other websites.  Probate Sharks is owned by Bev and Ken Cooper and is based upon their problems and travails in probate court. Both of them have tons of experience and knowledge there.  Their story involves strenuous isolation, Miriam Solo, Judge Kowamoto, the usual theft, conversion and embezzlement, but their case also involved murder of the senior.  While before this blog, I didn’t think it was possible to look the other way while a senior was starved and dehydrated to death in a nursing home while a kind, caring relative wanted to take the senior in, I learn a lot from my blog.

Another good one is NASGA or the National Assn to Stop Guardian Abuse and you can find tons of stories there on a nationwide basis and news articles.  Plus, my favorite feature is their “most wanted” list, or one where they list all the judges and probate attorneys and GALs that are “best to avoid”.  The “most wanted” list is not a laudatory position.

Email me if you know of more of these and I’d be glad to post them for you

Filed today with the Illinois Supreme Court–Another appeal contesting Jurisdiction and Disqualification

One of the things that I have noticed which is similar between Probate and the ARDC is that certain motions which are complete losers in every other court, appear to be stellar rubber stamp winners at the ARDC and the 18th floor.  The similarities always continue to amaze me.

So, up for appeal today are the following documents:

First I need a Motion to Join in the Appeal.  Fortunately we were able to find a case that an attorney who worked on the case can file as an interested party:

JMD Motion to Join in Sykes Appeal as Interested Party

Next, I needed an extension of time for filing a bit late.  However, the underlying matter is jurisdiction and that can be appealed at any time, so an extension of time should not present a problem.

JMD Motion for Extension of Time to File Late Briefs

Third is the Petition to Appeal my (wrongful, bogus) Disqualification which GAL Adam Stern said I might be a witness (yes, when monkeys fly again)

JMD Appeal of her Disqualification

Fourth is the Appeal on the basis of Lack of Jurisdiction–no service upon Mary and no Sodini notice to the two elderly sisters of Mary

JMD Motion to Dismiss Lack of Jurisdiction

And finally, one of the things not on the (confused, disorganized) list of pleadings for status call with my ARDC telephone conference yesterday were two items 1) the copyright infringement cease and desist letter I wrote the ARDC and 2) my appeal of my SCOI petition to the US Supremes.

They never seem to be interested with the things that might be a challenge for them.  I think KDD told me at one time LB said she was going to respond to my copyright infringement cease and desist letter to the ARDC for taking 16 paragraphs of my blog and putting them (unnecessarily) on their website and in a false light (as if I did something wrong, which I did not–reporting on corruption in the style, manner and creative method I choose is clearly my constitutional right).  So far no response.  But the Chair did promise by the next status teleconference (May 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm) he would “get to that.”  I also replied that I intended to file suit for copyright infringement by then, but he did not seem interested.  Oh well, his choice.

So here is my Petition for Admission to the US Supreme Court:

JMD Petition for Admission to the US Supreme Court.

I assume someone is admitted to the US Supreme Court at the ARDC and will be handling the other end of things.  It will be interesting to see if they also have to apply like I had to.

Another mystery with the ARDC

Today I got to do another “pretrial hearing”? but it was not a pretrial hearing.  I think they said it was some “pre-evidence conference or something.”

But it was amazing. Totallly fascinating.

First of all, the ARDC as you know is not at all computerized.  I email attys Jerome Larkin, Sharon Opryszek and Melissa Smart and get nothing whatsoever back from them.

I get it, who wants to prosecute honest and ethical attys merely blogging on corruption and injustice in the Illinois Probate Courts?  After all, it’s a perfect opportunity to put that little jerk atty you don’t like as headliner of the case and then WHAM!  Burnt and crisp, under the bus they go.

The City does it.  About 5 years ago, the City was under a Shakman mandate (and if you don’t know this name Google it and Wiki it for how atty Shakman has helped tremendously the State of Illinois, the County of Cook and the City of Chicago by saying that govt jobs, 95% of them must be filled by (get this) the best person, with the most experience for the job because tax payers are paying for it.  Novel concept.  Well, probably not.  There is actually a federal law to that effect, but clearly ignored in the land of selling senate seats and more Illinois governors going to prison for corruption than not, but I digress.

5 years ago, the City hired some lawyers and told them, please sign off on certain candidates for a job saying you interviewed them, reviewed their resumes, said they were the best, but you don’t actually have to do all that stuff.  They really are good friends of us all and deserving of these jobs without those nasty ideas of “best person, most experience, most education, best interview” getting in the way.

Well, when the fit hit the shan, 5 attorneys were chosen as scapegoats and 3 of the five disappeared to other countries and the other 2 went to club fed med.

I figure all this stuff is just a matter of time and the attys that are persecuting me and KDD should either know or strongly suspect it’s just a matter of musical chairs before fits are hitting the shans.

Note that all 5 attys were “told” to do something they knew or should have known wasn’t right.  Attys are presumed to know the law.  Jerman.

Getting back to the ARDC today, the one thing that still absolutely amazes me is that the ARDC is attempting to engage in complex civil litigation (free speech rights, free association rights, SLAPP considerations, the Illinois Citizen Participation Act, Copyright Infringement, Copyright cease and desist letters unanswered for months, etc.–but THEY HAVE NO SYSTEM OF COMPUTERIZATION.

To add insult to injury, I frequently (as you know, email attys Opryszek, Larkin and Smart, who are supposed to be working on my case) and I get NO RESPONSE.

So, what was most of our time wasted on?  The fact that the ARDC is not computerized, I have filed a number of complex pleadings and we were to touch on the status of each one during the phone call, but there were so many and nothing was computerized so we did not get thru the full list.  SO also had a tendency to skip the stuff she did not like, eg. copyright infringment.

So I made a list:

1. SLAPP/CPA motion where you get attys fees if someone sues you for defamation but you were exercising your first amendment rights.  The Chair said he would get to that next time.  I was able to launch into a speech about how it is not a dispositive motion and that it is a statutory mandate, remedial in nature and meant to protect first amendment rights and the ARDC should comply.

2.  KDD’s pleadings.  Well, I have no idea what all Ken filed, and there is no Pacer or electronic pleading system and I told the Chair I could send someone out to the ARDC to do an old fashioned file check each week, which I thought was wasteful because the ARDC isn’t really even in the loop or downtown and it’s a hike for my law clerk David.  So he told SO to get all the pleading together (I have at least a one foot stack on my conference table), I begged him that I could look thru them and not kill trees–I personally love trees, but he said no, David should pick them up when ready and SO should email me.

3. I never received a copy of the rules for disciplinary pleadings and in particular the one that says you can’t do dispositive motions before the “evidentiary record” is complete–whatever that is, I don’t think there is any case law.  This is not a procedure found in state or federal court so I don’t get it.  So I told the chair that if he were going to deny my Motions to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and my Motion to Renew the Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim, I wanted to either enter and continue them until the “record was complete” OR I would withdraw them.  He kept on trying to deny them, and I told him if he was denying them, I would withdraw them.  Finally he asked SO if she had any objection to my withdrawing them, and she said “no”, so they were withdrawn.  The downside to this is that I will have to refile and serve (assuming Pacer does not come to the ARDC), wasting a lot more paper and trees, which I find to be very objectionable.  Pixels do not die and they don’t clean the air, but again, I digress.

4. I finally got to some other issues, the Notice of Copyright registration, the lack of the ARDC responding to my cease and desist letter, which, btw does NOT have to be filed, it just needs to be served on your opponent and the Chair said he would “think about that” for the next status on May 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm.

5.  The Chair said he would also rule on the motion for clairification on May 7, 2012.  I think SO actually admitted they answered KDD/my Requests to Admit, but I’m not certain.

You have to admit, from a common sense standpoint, the forced withdrawal of motion and need to reserve and file Motions that weigh a ton makes no sense.  We can only hope and pray that Pacer gets into the ARDC.

Some things not talked about due to the confusion, two dropped persons from the conference call (ever hear of Skype?), are as follows:

6.  Where is KDD’s transcript from September 2012 because I want to study it.

7. Can I get a transcript of this call because everything was so confusing and there is no computerized method for pleadings like federal court or law division in circuit court.  And in fact, exactly how does the request for transcripts work.  Is it like probate where if the GAL’s or judge don’t want you to get something embarrassing they just “take a long time even if expedited”, “they are lost”, “they are stolen”, “they are inexplicably missing.”  The only court I have been in where all that happens on a regular basis is probate, tho I’ve heard family court is about as bad.

Federal court has been amazingly organized since 2012.  The judges make the parties submit an agenda.  If there are questions about the pleadings, those are popped up for the court on the computers via Pacer.  Half of a one hour status is not wasted on what was filed, who got what, what are we doing and when, etc.  It just gets done.

A federal court judge would NEVER, ever put up with such nonsense.  Even a law division judge would have found this “pre-whatever” call to be amazingly strange and disorganized.

The chair kept on complaining that he got my pleadings minutes before the conference call, but we in fact served them the day before. That’s not my fault they are not computerized.  I told him I posted everything on my blog and he had plenty of time to read them.

He responded (and I have to laugh) we can’t go by a blog.

My response, “why?”  too efficient, too organized, no games to play, too transparent.  Pick one or more but don’t whine to me.  Not interested.

I have a blog and it’s transparent.  You think I’m not being fair, send me a comment and I’ll post it and make this blog as fair as possible.

Personally, I think they’re all being set up and they’re sooo busy being out of it…..they don’t notice the guys with the wires straight to the FBI.


These games of overt corruption and gamesmanship only go on for so long,  Then someone gets burned and finds themselves under the bus.

As for me, seeing what is going on in the city, county and state, I would never, ever work as an atty for any of the three.  I know I would be the first to get burned and tossed under the CTA bus.



From Gloria Sykes today–her mom’s home was sold, even with a title clear as mud!

Dear All,

The court sanctioned abuses of the elderly and disabled has gone beyond the courtroom and into our most trusted establishments, including Chicago Title and Trust.  About six weeks ago, a Chicago Lt. Fireman, just divorced, put $20,000 in escrow to purchase my mother’s home.  He offered $289,000.  Chicago Title and Trust said the Title was clouded, and the sale did not go through.  On April 15, 2013, Megan Philipsek closed, purchasing the property for $238,000: Chicago Title and Trust cleared the title.  Amanda Brynes from Fishel and Kahn was the attorney for “Mother”, according to the Real Estate agency, Caldwell Banker, who listed the property. Caldwell Banker told me today, that there was only one bid put in on the property!   I spoke to a dear friend who is a Realtor in the area, and she said she refused to even allow any of her clients interested in the property, see the property.  She said that the title was so clouded, that a respectable agent would not list the property.  The property is under the name of Philipsek, Megan (and Joe?) but the only Megan Philipsek is from Calgary…. but there is a Philipsek in Wisconsin… close to where Fred Toerpe has family.  Nevertheless, there is something terribly wrong here: in all cases where the homes of Wards are sold, the Probate Court issues orders to sell.  Then family or people of interest can object.  In this case, there is no order.  But wait again!  The home is in an alleged Trust and it’s revocable only by Mother.  And mother is the only person who can sell the property if she revokes the trust.  There is nothing in the trust that gives Toerpe the right to sell the property, except after mother dies.  Wait one more time please!  Unless Mother revoked the Trust and then signed the papers to sell the property, the Trust itself is a lien on the property is it not? And in the trust it says that all ‘assets’ should be divided 50/50!  To date, not one penny has been listed in an inventory to the Probate Court, but I heard that Toerpe got a reduction on the bond for Mother’s assets because she has none!
Finally, my neighbors told me that they were contacted by an unknown person and told that next month my home and my mother’s home are going to be bulldozed.  How can that happen?  Mother’s home is a historical landmark, and I have yet to see any public sale of my home.  Well, as I said many moons ago, they’ve had both properties sold for a long time and all proceeds, are going to pay Fischel and Kahn and the two GAL’s.  After all, for almost four years Toerpe has had 8 attorneys represent her….. Imagine that!
And the so called Estate of Mary G. Sykes according to the Court’s order, Toerpe is the only beneficiary.  Imagine that.
Yep, now in order to push through sales of people’s homes the probate court s turning a blind eye — unless it’s Jane Louse Stuart. She told me that she has a right to render me penniless and homeless.  She told me she has right to determine who should get the money from Lumbermen’s and the sale of my home.  
I won’t say anything more before I get myself in trouble.  Just thought you should all know that tomorrow I will be in Chancery as Schmiedel and Chase have filed a document to get the foreclosure action on my property, that Chase claims in good faith they want to settle, consolidated with the Probate action In the Estate of Mary G. Sykes.  
Gloria Jean Sykes

Tomorrow at 10 am, will the ARDC explain it’s position on THREE motions and notices?

Tomorrow at 10 am I am supposed to have a pretrial conference with the ARDC.  I have filed three crucial pleadings and I am posting them here:

1) My Response to their Motion for Clarification.

In my Response I counter them to be specific about which allegations they say are untrue and why they cannot find supporting documentation on this blog.  How is it they can read one part of the blog and not another?  How is it they cannot post a comment and ask for more documentation or whatever documentation they want, like the vast majority of my posters.

JMD Response to ARDC Motion for Clarification

2) Notice to ARDC of my copyright registration rights

One of the other things the ARDC has done is they have published a complaint against me, my Answer which was filed by KDD is NOT on their website that I can see under “recently filed Complaints and Answers”, but it does not matter.  The complaint which is published is replete with quotes from myself and KDD–all of which constitutes creative, original expression–and not mere quotes from pleading and is in fact our copyrightable content.  I have before this sent the ARDC a notice that they are infringing upon my (our) copyrights and I want the materials removed OR a direction to the blog, neither of which reasonable requests they have done.  They are wilful copyright infringers entitling me to enhanced damages and attorneys fees.  I am not pleased with their obvious violation of mine and KDD’s copyrights.

Today I received my copyright registration for the blog.  I have accordingly sent them a notice of copyright registration.

JMD Notice of Copyright Registration to the ARDC.

3) Finally, for those of you who have not seen a SLAPP motion or a CPA motion (SLAPP stands for Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation and CPA is Citizens Participation Act, an Illinois Law found at 110 ILCS section 750 et. seq. which prevent large corporations from suing individuals to prevent them from exercising their free speech and free association rights), see below.

JMD CPA/SLAPP Motion against ARDC for Running a Blog

I will let you know how it goes.  The ARDC wants to do this telephone conference tomorrow, but my basement flooded 2′ and I have contractors running in and out of my house and I have the Sykes appeal briefs which are overdue and two other appellate briefs to file.

Should be an interesting day.

KDD’s appellate court decision reversing sanctions in probate

One of the most mind boggling things about probate court is the fact that judges always appoint GAL’s from a list, and if the alleged disabled wants an attorney, that attorney gets appointed from a list also.  The alleged disabled cannot ask for the attorney they had before and none of the parties can object to the GAL appointed for them.  As noted before, it is very, very difficult for an older person to trust any attorney, let alone one that they are told has been “appointed for them.”

These types of antics and unfairness resulted in the GAL’s and judge forming their little clique and Mary Sykes got railroaded. When atty Ken Ditkowsky (KDD) tried to help out Mary and intervene, he got sanctioned.

Read the following applellate court decision where they reversed the sanctions, saying that KDD could not “investigate” to help Mary Sykes out and determine that her case was indeed unjust and unfair (turned out there was no jurisdiction), and that kept the case going on for 3 years, placing Mary in a home she never intended to be in (Carolyn’s in Naperville) with a person she never wanted to be with (GJS lived with her in Chicago and took care of her for 10 years).  Now Mary’s precious home has been sold, and there is still no jurisdiction and no justice.

Reversal of KDD’s sanctions award

I  am writing two briefs for her and will publish and file ASAP, but it’s utterly sad.

Read the decision here


Most people are not used to that.  They are used to hiring and firing their own attorney, and no full explanation is provided to these people that 1) they will be billed for this attorney; 2) the attorney will be making a report to the court that will determine who, when and where they may live; 3) the guardian chosen for them MAY elect to place them in a nursing home, sell their own home against their wishes and advanced directives, as well as personal property in the home.

It is entirely interesting in a recent case I was involved in, the husband had income of about $4,000 per month and he was guardianized.  The wife, who was in no better mental condition, was not guardianized because she had no money of here own.  She was just “told” she could only make decisions for herself and no one else.  For some unknown reason, the wife was in a nursing home burning away at $7,000 per month, but had no money so eventually evicted from there.  Her medications had racked up a bill of thousands of dollars and the nursing home was threatening to stop providing her medications because the wife’s family had not applied for medicare which would have covered most of those.  Eventually, the nursing home will lien the couple’s paid for home and sell it for the nursing home expenses and charges.  I have no idea how this case will come out, but Judge Kowamoto was not concerned about any of the bills from the wife, would not authorize payment for any of these, and it is unknown what will happen when more than $50,000 in nursing home bills for both husband and wife hit as liens on the couple’s fully paid for home.

Adding to all these issues are the problem that the court will not pay for full time nurses, and no one will, but $7,000 per person can be spent on nursing home care.  Both husband and wife need more than assisted living at this point.

If anyone has any solutions to all of this please kindly pass them along.

I believe in response to my Blog and my Faxes, Presiding Judge Timothy Evans is clamping down

In the recent April 12 2013 law bulletin, after my numerous faxes to Presiding Judge Timothy Evans, he is simply clamping down.  He blames gangs, but I have never, ever seen a gang member in the courthouse at Skokie, or even in the Daley Center.

I have never seen anyone in these courthouses threaten any witnesses or take their pictures or whatever.

Personally, I believe violence is a product of our government’s inability to teach peace, speak up for peace, make sure that peace and caring is in the everyday vernacular of every living person and human being on this planet earth, and more specifically within the City of Chicago.

Do I EVER see any signs within Chicago for peace, love and caring.  (Listen up Mayor Emmanuel) Nope.  Not a single one.

How expensive can it be to post signs for peace and love and justice?

We get parking signs, do not do this and do not do that signs. The civil engineers and traffic engineers warn us that all these signs do is distract drivers and cause accidents after you put up more than one or two signs at an intersection.

But love, hope and peace, nothing, nada.  I don’t see it. Violent sports does better than teaching peace and love and caring. Activities that teach peace are not promoted.

So what do I see in the Daily Law Bulletin on Friday, April12, 2013, like the National Socialist Party, Timothy Evans is “clamping down.”

No electronic devices.  No note taking during proceedings.  If you don’t have money for a court reporter or a stenographer to take notes besides you (despite these tech savvy and most likely more accurate and certainly non politico corrupt devices) you are SOL, my dear friend.

He knows full well there are problems in his courtrooms–it was reported in my ARDC complaint and that was broadcast like wild fire via the ABA, CBA and ISBA emails to their members.  According to Sullivans Legal Directory, Judge Evans belongs to “CASCk”  where C is the CBA, A is the ABA, S is the Illinois State Bar Assn and Ck is the Cook Country Bar Assn.  So you know he got my complaint.  Plus I have faxed him numerous times about the cases on my blog.  So have the litigants written and faxed to him that there is something amiss in River City.

Hmmm.  Why is there no bar association against Corruption in Cook County.  Should we call that one the Greylord Memorial Bar Assn.  That would make a whole lot of NFP money–a bar association that would be established for lawyers experiencing corruption and are disgusted by it.  Well, judging from my ARDC complaint, maybe not.

But I digress.

According to this Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Article, Atty Evans wants to get rid of any electronic device that will record, let the public take notes and generally he is telling them they are peons, kulaks, the hoi poli, the unwashed and unwanted in the Illinois Court System.

Lawyers and Judges are exempt.

And since the Constitution has always said that you are guilty until proven innocent, then why does EVERY electronic device have to be banned, except for these ghost like “criminals” and “gang members” that defeat the purposes of justice for the 99%?

Let me ask a few questions.

This rule was passed without public hearings, was it not?

You claim, Mr. Evans that there are “gang members” terrorizing the court system, correct?

Does not every court room have a bailiff?

Is it not the bailiff’s job to eject person engaging in criminal acts?

Do not the bailiffs currently eject people for engaging in constitutional protected activities such as taking notes by paper and pen?


If your’e concerned about the hallowed halls of your courthouses, do they not have security cameras?

Does anyone watch the security cameras?


Is it not, therefore, all right for persons to take notes by computer since quill pens have evolved?  Are ball point pens and mechanical pencils all right?

Then why not are computers all right?

Where are these alleged “gang members”?

How many have the bailiffs apprehended?

How many citizens cannot afford court reporters and need to take notes in court?

So, I am done answering my questions.  I sincerely bet the ratio of honest citizens in need of taking notes on a laptop, a tablet, even an I phone (horrors) is about 100 to 1 vs. gang members in our court system.

I don’t know if you get this, most august and venerated Judge Evans BUT GANG MEMBERS DO NOT GO TO CIVIL COURT.  Your average gang member does not know the difference between small claims, muni, chancery or law division.

They stand on street corners. They frequent crack houses and meth labs.  They could not give a ******** about your or the court house.  (I know because I watch Shameless).

So why the ban?

Let’s see.  I get tons and tons of complaints about corruption. I go to court where attys make lot of money in probate for doing things like visiting wards, isolating them, pulling their teeth for no good reason (Gore), operating without jurisdiction in court (Sykes and Bedin), and LITIGANTS WANT TO DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT.

But you want to ban all electronic devices which make it easy to ascertain the truth, promote justice, making the playing field even.

Okay, I get that.

Next, let us go to federal court.  More than 10 years ago, the federal courts introduced Pacer or electronic filing.  Stopped a ton of fudging with court records.  Our esteemed Federal Judges knew it would be best right away.  Pacer tells me they can go into any court system and create e filing and archive all back records in a couple of months.

Cook County Courts for sure don’t like that one.  I’ve emailed them about it.  You DON’T want to know the responses.

Federal courts allow cell phones, tablet and laptops. Why, they even provide EXCELLENT Wifi.  4 bars out of 4 generally.


Please Judge Evans, don’t put on some silly grin on the front page of the friday, April 12, 2013 Daily Law Journal and expect ANYONE to believe it except for your cronies.

You smile is false.  The article is disgusting.  It is “two sitting Illinois governors going to federal prison” all over again.

Blago couldn’t sell a senate seat and neither can you sell the public on cell phone/tablet/laptop note taking devices either.

Stop it.  The public is not stupid.

Someone will sue.  I wish it were me.

Another day, another no-show

At the last minute, I was called by some secretary for the ARDC and my (our) continuing series of pretrial conferences with the ARDC was cancelled for today.  Boohoo.  As most of you know KDD and I not pleased that the ARDC has filed complaints against us–primarily for my blogging about corruption in Illinois Probate courtrooms.  I am telling secrets that no one wants to know about how the probate courts operate.  I tell everyone of the dirty little tricks to strip grandma and grandpa of paid up homes, bank accounts, life, civil and human rights, dump them in nursing homes, isolate them–all under “court supervision.”

Now, GJS and I are used to this.  Just when you have a Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, or you have a Motion for (something was corrupt and way out of line), suddenly court gets cancelled, people don’t show up. I don’t think I’ve seen Cynthia Farenga in 1804 for over a year now.  But I digress.  It’s an obvious trend in “these type” of cases and when I say “these type” I mean those belonging on my blog.

Let’s see, what does the ARDC have in common with probate?  1) Lack of following proper court room procedure–but the ARDC takes it a step further and promulgates rules rather than just saying no to standard discovery, no motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim, no summary judgement motions, etc. 2) Motions for Disqualificaiton of counsel that are actually granted where one attorney is not just asking to represent a person he sued before which creates a REAL, not imaginary or trumped up conflict!  Yep, a sure sign of a “these type” cases. 3) motion calls and status calls suddenly “cancelled”.

What you realize is that when you step into a case with obvious scabs, bandages and splints that every seems to ignore, the blunders just get more and more frequent until the case implodes. Sometimes, that’s not the case, but then you know a payoff or more meddling will occur.  So let’s wait and see.

That’s right, I tell you all today, openly and honestly that some grandpas and grandmas are at risk.

Ask about the Gore case where $1.5 million was stripped away in that family with just attorney fees in probate in 3 YEARS.  Go ahead, write Ken and Bev Cooper about that one.  You want proof, Mr. ARDC?  Go see their Probate Sharks blog.  Go email them or watch the show.  I intend to put it up.  Go watch those words (and tears) tumble out of Bev Cooper’s mouth. In fact, you want proof, I will send ANYONE a disk with the show.  April 3, 2013.

I am transparent. I tell you where to go and whom to talk to about corruption.

When asked by a reporter if I would take down this blog, I repled, “certainly not when there is still corruption being reported in the Illinois courts.”  I stand by that.  When you, the public, stop emailing me, writing me, calling me with horrendous stories of corruption, I will stop the blog.  Mark it done.  Stop writing it each and every day.  Reading your emails.

But until then, there is important work to do.

And if the ARDC wants to talk to me, fine.  Read below.


Dear Ken;

The ARDC did NOT want to do my conference today.  Suddenly the chair is “too busy”.  I bet he is.  Do you know the names of the attorneys on my “panel”. Should I call and find out?

I have a load of questions that I want to ask, most important is where is your transcript from last Sept?  Did you get the info on the court reporter?  I tried to ask–  that was a few weeks back.  Silence.

I was thinking of reporting Jerome Larkin, Sharon Opryszek, Melissa Smart, Leah Black and Jessica Haspel  AND the attys on the panel to the ARDC for 1) violating my (our) copyright rights after a valid cease and desist was sent to them; 2) prosecuting/persecuting innocent and honest, ethical attorneys for disciplinary action when we have done nothing wrong–you sent a letter to Dr. Patel saying you needed to investigate the Sykes case because family and friends asked, you made repeated calls to law enforcement to investigate corrupt cases–judges not following the laws, not granting discovery, not serving the defendants or their families–nothing wrong with that; I only wrote a blog about corruption and made fun of pompous donkey deriere attorneys who were running courts without jurisdiction and the GALs were failing to investigate when the public demanded it and other attorneys demanded it.

Let’s see, first they file a claim against me and hope I will take down an “embarrassing blog” that the ARDC and the JIB does NOT do it’s job.  THEN they file a bogus disqualification against you and incredulously–they get it.  Then I file a Motion to Dismiss which is met with a Motion to Strike because they have a rule (a backwards rule) that you can’t file dispositive motions until the “evidentiary record”–whatever that is” is complete.  Let’s just say you and I highly suspect that‘s because you, KDD, filed numerous motions to dismiss on very solid grounds–Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim, Summary Judgment Motion, etc. and they are innundated with your pleas that you have done nothing wrong.  We can call that the Ditkowsky rule or need-to-be-an-ostrich rule rather than doing our jobs. Then they threaten to and actually DO disqualify you and they warned me of that in a phone conversation with Leah Black that I wasn’t even supposed to take because you were representing me at the time which only ticked me off to no end, it’s soooo corrupt and injust.

Now I file a 30 page SLAPP motion against them for their bogus answers to my(our) Requests to Admit wherein an embarrassing 18 out of 20 were not answered and should be deemed admitted and their case should crater just for that one.

What do we get?  I bet the Chair just had a headache today thinking of all this hot mess.

I am not going to be shut up.  I have my first amendment rights and right to free association and if I want to call you, email you and tell you how much I love who you are as an attorney and what you do–that IS my first amendment right to free speech and free association and right to petition my government with grievances for redress.  I read that in 6th grade.  Actually, my mom at an early age PAID us all a buck to memorize paragraphs of the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and Gettysburg Address.  How cool is that?  Parents and Grandparents, are you listening?  Why don’t we have a non violent PC game that instills this stuff in our young?  It’s not out of date you know.

Something is completely wrong in River City and we need to continue our ongoing fight to eliminate corruption in the courts and get rid of or embarrass to death (as noted on my blog neither you nor I can bring criminal charges, we can only ask that the US and state’s attorneys and their staff do their job) all attys and judges that are acting in corrupt and out of control manners.

So, then they will have something to discuss on the 22nd or 23rd.

Plus I’m going to call Pacer and ask them about getting the ARDC transparent and on the internet so they can’t keep their crap going on in secret.  Presiding Judge Timothy Evans wants secrecy by banning the public from laptops and electronic devices he is openly declaring he wants secret tribunals.  And don’t get all twisted underwear on me, ARDC, I’ve heard it from the public too who cannot afford court reporters at $4 per page.  You got that kind of money to pay that for those litigants?  Didn’t think so.  What gang members in Skokie?  I have not seen gang members in Law Division, Probate, Chancery or even Muni.  That would be a clear step up for the gangs.  Duh–that’s why they’re a gang, they DON‘T need or want courtrooms.  Take a picture?  Are you kidding?  Just what pleadings or things have they filed?  The Skokie courthouse is pretty bucholic, if you ask me.  And why does the public have to suffer because Judge Tim Evans can’t control his own courtrooms and hallways.  Ooooh don’t get me going.  I’m calling the no laptop, no cell phone, no tablet rule the Denison Rule due to all the faxes I sent to him with “no response” or the buck stops on someone else’s desk and then that person denies responsiblity.  Been there done that.  Just so you all know, Judge Timothy Evans is taking away everyone’s first amendment rights to have free and open court rooms and he (sheepishly) blames gangs.  In the high tradition of Judge Scalia saying that the Voting Rights Act was nothing but an entitlement program which is hard to get rid of and it was only passed in the first place because “it had a great name”, Judge Evans is trying to use the duck and dodge tactic of blaming gangs when you and I have first amendment rights and this rule only hurts the poor and middle class who can’t take notes on a laptop and publish them.

How do you Atty Evans then explain the fact that not only does Federal Court allow laptops openly in the courtroom, and the counsel tables (which the public can use) are outfitted for laptops and e-note taking, BUT FEDERAL COURT ALSO HAS EXCELLENT WIFI!

Where’s our state court WI FI so we can broad cast our notes right away.  Real time.  Twitter if we want to.

THIS IS OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT and your promulgating the “Denison Rule” is disingenuous.

So, their complaint didn’t work to shut me up.  Their bogus Disqualification of you didn’t stop 20 to 30 page repeated motions to dismiss.  The file is getting thicker and thicker and going nowhere with repeated mis steps and blunders by the ARDC who cannot explain why they are prosecuting/persecuting honest attorneys merely demanding that law enforcement do its job, put down the Dunkin Donuts and coffee and do an investigation.  Also, the GAL’s should investigate and if their cases have no jurisdiction, they should ask the judge to nonsuit or dismiss rather than terrorize families such as Sykes, Wyman, Bedin and others.  Thefts which happened in Spera.

How does this happen in the US?

When the ARDC ignores citizen and attorney complaints of corruption, it is just another layer of emotional abuse heaped upon these families.  First it’s an elder who is infirm and needs care, then there is a miscreant in the family/court that abuses the family, then the senior is place in a nursing home against her will or is isolated somewhere she does not belong, then the court ignores the abuse and/or lack of jurisdiction, then the GAL’s do it too, and then we have the ARDC prosecuting/persecuting the only attorneys that have the guts and ethics and morals to help these families.  Layer after layer of abuse and injustice.  Some family members can stand strong through this, but others just lose it and who can blame them for their rants and tirades against this injustice.  They’re not crazy–the system is.  I don’t blame them–I blame out of control courts, attorneys and the Illinois Probate system.

How many layers of abuse can you count that these families have to suffer and endure?

take care


cc:  Presiding Judge Evans, via fax.

I do not know what happened in regard to my case.   I ordered the court reporter to print me a copy of the transcript when she prepared one for the ARDC panel.
As the panel appears to be a ‘rubber stamp’ having allowed the ARDC attorney to hand me a copy of my letter to Attorney General A. Holder complaining about the fact that Mary Sykes had been deprived of her liberty and property by a Court lacking jurisdiction and ask me if I was repentant!   No one batted an eye when I said no I was not and would do it again.   My First Amendment Rights were clearly violated and ultimately redress will have to follow.   There is no way that because I am an attorney I have to be quiet when I see a million dollars in gold coins removed from a senior citizen’s safety deposit box and not inventoried.   There is no way I can stand down when I see that the basic due process rights are violated and the jurisdictional requirement of the probate code are violated.  I do suspect that as the panel has already informed everyone that there are going to say that I am unethical for complaining about the corruption they have to figure out a rationale that will not get the panel members disbarred.   I have a history – I refused to pay a bribe to Judge Holtzer!    If I had been called a witness by the government I would have testified.
The First Amendment is tricky.   I believe, as do you, that the entire ARDC proceeding against you (and me) is intended to silence us and stop the flow of e-mails that are more and more embarrassing.   The ARDC taking Judge Connor’s deposition was a mistake.  Her testimony has to be an embarrassment.   One of your moves later on in the ARDC proceeding will be to request the admission of Judge Connor’s evidence deposition.  Tht will toss you case up for grabs.  You then can point out that the judge who presided over the Sykes case *****.     The tricky part is to try to create the fascade that your blog is giving away national secrets.
In all honesty they are correct – it is nasty, dirty, National secret that Illinois with well written and well thought out laws to protect senior citizens ignores them so that some very important political types can profit from the taking of senior citizen liberty and property interests.   Imagine what the North Koreans could do with that information!    By allowing this situation to occur and doing nothing about it what we are alleging is that people in the president’s own state are worse than war criminals.   Do you realize how proud the political elite are that Illinois had two governors (at the same time) in Federal custody.   In the soviet union they put people in jail for what you and I are now doing in this e-mail.  
No the ARDC is not turning turtle.   They just found out that intimidation directed at some attorneys will just not work!   I bet that they are sorry that they are advocating gun control!    It is much easier for the “judicial officials” appointed by a Court lacking jurisdiction to shoot us than scare us.
Ken Ditkowsky

Great new website for First Amendment Rights–Thomas Jefferson Center

Don’t pass this one up.  John Howard Wyman found this website and it is chock full of organizations such as schools, police officers, state liquor boards and politicians–all of whom stand ready and willing to muzzle up, gag up, chill and intimidate you, me and Joe and Jane Q Public–all in the perfection of a nanny state that would tell us where to go and what to do, except for the existence of that pesky First Amendment to the US constitution.

Check it out.  The ARDC has loads of idiotic friends doing ridiculous things just like they do–except these folks are already the esteemed recipients of a “Muzzle Award.”  From college students sponsoring a “wall for free speech” that the University took offense to some scribblings and disciplined students, to police officers arresting photo journalists for merely recording protests and marches (the police told the journalist he had to have a permit to record an event, yeah, right) to the Mormons taking offense to the trademark “five wives” even though it was pointed out to the state liquor board that it would be highly unlikely for a Mormon to visit a state run liquor store or bar anyway. (Get out your majikal underwear for that one!)

Of course, you KNOW that both John Wyman and I have nominated the ARDC for a muzzle award. Lawyers blogging about corruption in the courts must be muzzled.

I hope it’s not too late for the ARDC to win an award this year.  And the ARDC should not be discouraged if my (Ken’s) cases drag on into 2014.  Apparently if your organization is truly idiotic and oppressive, you can win an award for multiple years and even a lifetime emeritus award for outstanding efforts to strenuously muzzle or gag speech that you just personally cannot stand is available for those that “just don’t get it.”

Visit or google “Thomas Jefferson Muzzle awards”.  Get a great laugh today.

Maybe it’s not as good as cat videos on the internet, but it’s good for a change of pace chuckle and grin and comparison to our nefarious buddies at the ARDC.


Regarding faxing the authorities–for you email types

One of the things that Ken brought up is the fact that most of the people we hear from complaining about Probate court and court corruption like to email and why don’t I put up emails.

Well, basically Kevin Trudea (Mr. All Natural cures)  and others have done that and it takes down (poor baby) servers and creates inbox clog which the courts don’t like and the judges start to whine because IMHO and as all you know they’re tech slugs.  I don’t care what I get in my inbox, I don’t filter and I can find my “delete” key.

BUT most all of these government offices have high speed expensive copiers which also receive faxes, etc. and I have not heard anyone complain about that, so I say, fax away.

I’m not sure that our federal, state and local judges are really right about that either, since the US constitution gives us all the right to organize (associate) and petition our government with grievances.  I think that even means emails to you, Mr. Federal Court judge and you just have to deal with it.  The US constitution does NOT say the people have the right to only mail their grievances and cannot fax them or email them.  Personally, I find it offensive that they insist on killing trees–which I love, just so they don’t get inbox clog from the public.  It’s their job to deal with it.  Like it or not, you work for the government, you work for the people and you are in fact a civil servant.

So, I explained to Ken today that you can go to and then fax a note right off your computer in seconds for $12 per month.  I use it all the time.  My efax is 312-376-8842 if you want to efax me.  GJS found “smart fax” and I think that’s the same where if you send something to “” it goes to the person’s fax number automatically.


I have no idea why judges makes such a big deal out of emails from the public, but they do.  I have a few clients that provide me with plenty of inbox clog and I don’t call them up and whine to them, so I don’t get it either.

good luck with your faxing.  there are many solutions out there.




Have a Probate Problem? Here is where to fax! Now get going.

Below is a redacted email from a probate court victim that is a bit shy regarding speaking out in the world regarding his views that probate is corrupt, that honest, ethical lawyers are being targeted, and that the authorities must start treating all seniors with the love and respect that they deserve, and that means not adjudicating them incompetent when they are high functioning and speak their minds well.

Dear P*****;

Excellent email!  But don’t just preach to the choir.  Print this out and fax it to the following.

Make it clear that US citizens will NOT rest until our courts are cleaned of corruption.

Get your friends together and have fax parties at Kinkos.  Copy what you all have to say, print it out and start faxing on forms and don’t stop.

You are an excellent writer.  Do not waste your writing on the choir.  Take it to the streets, take it to the government and don’t stop and don’t rest until  justice has been served.

Tell them the Illinois courts are corrupt and that Ken and I are wholly innocent of any wrongdoing and what we do is in fact the proper, honest and ethical way and Illinois atty should act.

Our behavior should be the role models for all other attorneys–and we should not be the pariahs of the legal world.  Jerome Larkin, Leah Black, Sharon Opryszek, Melissa Smart and those who accuse us of lying, knowing fully well my blog is transparent and all declarations, transcripts and pleadings are published there—have already taken that role for us.

Keep going.


Commission on Professionalism of the Ill. Sup. Ct–Chair Gordon B. Nash, Vice Chair Debra Walker
fax 312-363 6218

Atty Reg and Disciplinary Commission of the Ill. Supreme Ct
Chair:  R. Michael Henderson; Vice Chair Joan M. Eagle;  Administrator;  Atty Jerome Larkin, Atty Melissa Smart, Atty Sharon Opryszek

Illinois Supreme Court, Chief Justice Thomas L Kilbride, fax 217 785 9114

Acting US Atty, Gary S. Shapiro and Asst US atty Daniel Gillogly fax 312 353 2067

(it would be nice if this guy would stop “acting” like the US atty and actually do something about all these cases-teeheehee)

Illinois Atty General Lisa M Madigan fax no.312 814 2549
Chief of Staff Ann M Spillane

And there are also more fax numbers

Northern Illinois Regional Office, Asst Atty General and Director
Elizabeth Ann Phalen 815 9673890

Interesting, they have “abestos litigation, health care, environmental, even charitable trusts, child welfare, the tollway bureau” but nothing to protect the elderly

Special Prosecutions, Atty Vincenzo Chimera Asst Atty Genl fax 312-814-2549

Financial Crimes:  Asst Atty General Edward Carter, fax 312-814-8536

Criminal Enforcement Asst Atty General and Bureau Chief Stephen Plazibat 312-814-2549

And what about CT and the Revenue Prosecutions Unit”  with Asst Atty General Lori L Jordan and James Rustik, fax no 312-814-8536

and Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, fax 312-793-4311, Program Director and General Counsel John H Wank (gotta love that name)

States Attorney District One, Atty Anita Alvarez (left message for fax number) 312-603-4708

so get going and have some fax parties.

Ken loves to fax everyone.  Now you have all the thousands and thousands of civil servants attorneys in the federal, state and county agencies who should be WORKING FOR YOU and not for coffee and donut breaks!

Get going. 

original message from “Paul”

To Kenneth Ditkowski,
(first paragraph talks of the twisted logic used by GAL’s and the OPG to drug seniors and when they die from drugging with non FDA approved psychotropic drugs, it can then be officially that the senior died from “old age”.)

Please tell me how an honest lawyer can refute the above guardian lawyer reasoning, since this very same reasoning is being used by probate judges, and, as you know, is being used by the ARDC, the group of government overseers who seem so convinced guardians are always right, and you and JoAnne Denison are doing damage to the legal system by publishing the truth about corrupt probate judges and their credentialed helpers.

To the ARDC today–a Motion under 750 ILCS 750 or the Citizen’s Participation Act

Dear Counsel;

Attached is a Motion I filed to day with the Clerk of the ARDC.

This is not service; but rather a confirmation that the item was filed and in case you did not receive it, here it is.  Also, it is to save you the time and trouble to scan this in (which I hate to do, just standing there, scanning).

BUT, I notice the new rule regarding dispositive motions does not exclude any exclusion from SLAPP defenses and therefore I would respectfully submit this pleading and hope for a positive outcome.

My speech is entirely truthful, it is suppored by numerous affidavits, declarations, pleadings and transcripts on my blog.  I have 170+ comments on the blog, all of them positive.  No one dislikes my blog or has complained EXCEPT the ARDC.  Numerous attys have said they like the blog and are grateful to read it.

What the problem is, I cannot understand.  I really think the US and State of Illinois consitutions should fully protect my blog against corruption and uinjustice in the courts of Illinois.

I would hope the ARDC and law enforcement would take the claims of these probate victims seriously and undertake a full, honest and complet investigation of Sykes, Bedin, Tyler, Gore, etc.

Let me know if you need anything else, but I think this pleading says it all.

And I’m sorry Sharon, that I could not get with you today, but I had a complex and screwed up probate case this morning in front of Judge Stuart, and then this afternoon, there was this pleading and Gloria Sykes who still needs an investigation.  She has just lost her house, her money, and yet she was a long time caregiver acting in accordance with her mother’s advance directives.  How does this happen in the US?  Judge Stuart, again was in court just making stuff up as she went along–and is still completely ignornat of the fact she is totally acting without jurisdiction.  It was insane.  So I am still trying to help her too.  Where is the justice?  Why does no one care about the seniors.  I assure you, Mary is not safe or happy.  Just so you know.  And what lawyers would go ahead say any of this is okay?  I would like to know.




And for a new interesting case on the horizon–Ms. Solo and imaginary promissory notes

Dear Readers;

While this case has been floating around for awhile and it involves Ms. Solo and her prosecuting/persecuting a certain Mr. Schwartz for $217,000 in promissory notes, I thought many of you might enjoy this particular scenario.  The GAL has been after Mr. Schwartz to return some $217,000 to the estate of one of his parents.  Unfortunately for Ms. Solo it appears that these “notes” are not in writing, no one can find them and her main witness cannot recall if the notes were written or not.

Of course, financial documents must be in writing. There are no oral promissory notes, no oral credit agreements per statute in Illinois, and agreements in excess of $500 that are not in writing in general violate the Illinois Statute of Frauds.

For some reason, Ms. Solo knows all this and knows the testimony, but will not stop the prosecution.  Of course we know she gets paid out of the estate and many, many GAL’s churn the bill on frivilous fights and claims to line their own pockets.  So just see what you think about the below.

I asked KDD about why the imaginary promissory notes (I thought it was just standard GAL/Solo bill churning) and this is what he said.   Apparently the estate probated in Illinois was only $30,000, but Ms. Solo submitted a $5,000 bill–which a court would not stand for in such a small estate. BUT if there were also $217,000 in promissory notes, then a $5,000 fee would seen quite appropriate and a false judgment against some innocent relative out there.  She could then claim, but look, your honor, we recovered $217,000 in promissory notes (even though there are no evidence of them anywhere after dilligent search) and then judge would then approve a $5,000 GAL fee.  Now I get it.


—–Original Message—–
From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Apr 3, 2013 11:10 AM
To: Miriam Solo
Subject: Re: Your letter

Ms. Solo,
I trust that you are aware that Mr. Schwartz is my client.    I trust that you also aware that Mr. Schwartz has an attorney in Florida.    I also trust that I have a right to share your communication as you a stranger to me and when you make an admission that suggests a serious scenario has occurred I have a right to consult with others to ascertain 1) the veracity of your statement and advice as to whether or not statement is serious enough to require further action.
Let me be much more specific.    Your client, Susan Harris, in her testimony stated that the document (that you previously refused to furnish me prior to the hearing) was part of a will that she observed.   You are correct that she did not say that the will was executed or was not executed.   To be the will of Mr. Ronald Schwartz it had to be executed or it was a meaningless piece of paper.    Thus, you by your statement have indicated that a document prepared by unknown persons was represented by your client with your full knowledge and consent to be evidence that Mr. Schwartz had done something work.
Let me be very blunt.   This evidence that was presented to the Court was in my opinion per se fraudulent.   Demand is made at this point in time for the production of the entire  will and all the alleged attachments that Ms. Susan Harris was referring to in relation to your exhibit 2.
The information that you furnished us this morning in your e-mail clearly meets the criterion 735 ILCS 5/2 1401 as newly discovered evidence.   Mr. B and Mr. Schwartz will have to make a decision if we file a 1401 petition based upon what appears to a ‘fraud on the Court.’   Thus, in addition to multiple versions of exhibit 3 (affidavit of Schwartz) my client’s rights were seriously affected by what appears to be ‘doctoring’ of documents.
Just so that there is no mistake.   This revelation that you made today is not something that can or is going to be taken likely.   I do not get any joy in writing these e-mails. I am certain that Ms. Harris and Mr. Schwartz would like to get on with their lives.    This matter can be re-mediated in a very simple manner – join with me in a motion to vacate the citation and dismiss it with prejudice.   Transfer 100% of the assets of the Ronald Schwartz estate to the Administrator of the Christa Schwartz Estate and close the Ronald Schwartz estate.
Ken Ditkowsky

From: Miriam Solo <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: Your letter

Miriam SoloThis communication (including accompanying documents) is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, found at 18 U.S.C. 2510 et. seq. and is intended for the above addressee only. The information contained herein may contain confidential attorney/client and/or work product matter and is to remain confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any retention, dissemination, distribution, or duplication of this communication and/or any accompanying documents is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please contact me immediately at 773-478-2615 or by e-mail at, and delete this communication and all accompanying documents. Thank you for your cooperation.

—–Original Message—–
From: kenneth ditkowsky <>
; JoAnne Denison <>
Sent: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 8:19 am
Subject: Re: Your letter

Bob and Steve,
Enclosed please find the response that I received today from Ms Solo.
Apparently Ms. Solo is denying in her e-mail that she told the Administrator that there was no appeal filed. In any case – here is her acknowledgement that an appeal is pending.    I wonder if Ms. Solo will acknowledge that she made the following statement as to what the citation was all about, to wit:
The matter before the court is a Citation to Recover Ronald Schwartz’s personal property unlawfully taken by his son Respondent Steve Schwartz prior to his demise, and now belonging to the Estate of Ronald Schwartz.  Specifically Steven Schwartz stole from the decedent promissory notes payable to the decedent Ronald Schwartz in the amount of $217,000.00.”
and in support of the Citation to Recover her client testified:
“Q. Do you know if these promissory notes were in writing? ***
A. I don’t know for sure.” (Transcript of Proceedings Page 86)
by way of status – as soon as the record is ready, we will fill in the record citations and the appellant’s brief will be ready to file.
I note the last thought that Ms.Solo has in the e-mail.    I guess that refers to the will that Ms.Harris testified concerning.    Ms. Solo now claims that the will was not executed.   That scenario makes matters even worse!   Not only is exhibit 3 part of a document, but, it may not have been written by the decedent.    thus, we have oral promissory notes and worse!
Ken Ditkowsky

From: Miriam Solo <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7:01 AM
Subject: Re: Your letter

1.  I have made no representations to the Broward County Court.
2.  I have spoken with the Administrator of Christa Schwartz’s Estate.
3.  I have told her that you did not request a “Stay Pending Appeal” and hence the judgment against your client is totally, irrevocably enforceable.  If you believed there is an automatic stay pending appeal, you are incorrect.   I believe the time has passed for you to request a stay and furthermore I do not believe your client would have been able post the required cash bond to support the request for Stay.
4.   Please re-read the transcript you sent.  Ms. Harris did not state that she saw an “executed” will, nor did you ask her if she did.
Miriam SoloThis communication (including accompanying documents) is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, found at 18 U.S.C. 2510 et. seq. and is intended for the above addressee only. The information contained herein may contain confidential attorney/client and/or work product matter and is to remain confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any retention, dissemination, distribution, or duplication of this communication and/or any accompanying documents is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please contact me immediately at 773-478-2615 or by e-mail at, and delete this communication and all accompanying documents. Thank you for your cooperation.

KDD’s Appeal to Law and Justice

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Apr 2, 2013 10:13 PM
To: Janet Phelan , JoAnne M Denison , Atty Ken Ditkowsky , Gloria S , “” , “” , “” , “” , “” , “” , “” , “” , “” , “” ,  , “” , “”
Subject: Re: Convention Against Torture—Guardianship

At all times relevant Mary Sykes was a well-adjusted female, aged 93 years old.    In approximately 2005, Mary’s older daughter took her a lawyer.   When they emerged a series of documents surfaced that were deceptive and misleading; however, the intended effect was clear.  The older daughter was to have full and complete control over the mother’s substantial estate.
Unfortunately for the older daughter Mary discovered what had happened to her when she examined her bank account and discovered that $4000 had been removed from her account by the older daughter.     Mary confronted the daughter and was told “mom, I invested your funds in an IRA”      Even Mary knew that at her age she was not eligible to invest in an IRA and after an altercation Mary sought an order of Protection in the Circuit Court.    The Court personnel helped her prepare the verified petition.  
The daughter responded with a Petition to have a guardian appointed for Mary Sykes.     Even though Mary’s treating physician refused to sign the ‘doctor’s report’ the Judge advised the older daughter to find another doctor.     An ethically challenged doctor who would attest to both President Obama and President Bush being in need of a plenary guardian – such as the older daughter- was quickly found and he executed the documents.    
Even though the Legislature, the Appellate Court of Illinois and the Supreme Court of Illinois have been very specific as to the notice requirements (755 ILCS 5/11a – 10) that are required for the Court to obtain jurisdiction the Circuit Court of Cook County, Probate Division ignored the mandate.     Thus, without jurisdiction the Court appointed two guardian ad litem and a plenary guardian.   These ‘clout’ rich miscreants immediately joined their quest and they submitted an agreed order to the willing judge who promptly appointed the older daughter as the plenary guardian with authority to separate Mary Sykes from her liberty, property, civil rights and human rights.  
Mary was totally separated from her siblings, her young daughter, her friends, her neighbors, her home and all that was important to her.   Her property was confiscated and not inventoried.    [A large gold coin collection valued at a million dollars was not inventoried – see Gloria Sykes affidavit]     Every attempt by family, neighbors, friends et al was thwarted by the cottage industry that has grown around these elder abuse/financial exploitation cases.    Even the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission joined to attempt to silence this atrocity.      Attorneys who spoke up were subjected to Disciplinary proceedings in direct defiance of the First Amendment.
 The entire story is set forth in the probate file of Mary Sykes housed in the Circuit Court of Cook County 69 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois.    The First four volumes are now on-line on Attorney JoAnne Denison’s web-site.     
This saga is repeated every single day in Probate and orphan’s courts across the United States of Illinois.    Alleged abusers and other miscreants are given absolute control over seniors with little or no concern for civil rights, human rights, statutory protections or common decency.    In the Sykes case all the protections afforded by Law have been ignored.   A simple Jurisdictional precaution such as naming and serving all the close relatives prior to an incompetency hearing for Mary Sykes was ignored and two years later continues to be ignored.
Just for the record the incompetency hearing provides for standard of proof referred to as ‘clear and convincing.’    The agreement of three interested people to the detriment of the alleged incompetent is disingenuous.     Other protections most of which are jurisdictional have been equally observed by avoidance or just distorting the truth.
One of the easiest ways for a dictator or a criminal to destroy dissent is to have opponent ‘put away’ as crazy, incompetent, etc.        Today, as reported on the Blogs and the Report of the United States Government Accounting office is the rampage of Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation of the Elderly.    Sheriff Dart (Cook County) sponsored a conference that addressed this serious problem.     The most vicious of these criminal conspiracies is promulgated by the appointment by the Courts of avarice motivated clout heavy individuals who are not burdened by the Judio- Christian Ethic that permeates American Law.    By Court orders, as occurred in the Sykes case, a plenary guardian is appointed (whether the individual needs such assistance of not) and this plenary guardian exercises complete control over the person and property of the victim.
With the aid of a ‘rubber stamp’ Judge, who approves whatever whim and desire of the guardian put before him (the judge) the senior’s liberty and human rights are forfeited.      As long as the money holds out the senior is kept from obtaining his/her final resting place; however, as is indicated in Scott Evan’s affidavit the interim between the guardian’s appointment and final reward may be a living hell!
Lincoln freed the slaves!    You and I by our procrastination have made our senior citizens the new victims of an even more vicious Jim Crow than existed in the 1860’s.       The new Klu Klux Klan headquarters in our probate courts.   A written order signed by judge substitutes for burning a cross or a worn bed sheet.    
I urge Law Enforcement and particularly the Sheriff of Cook County and the States Attorney of Cook County to independently and fully investigate the Sykes case   
There are hundreds of people similarly situated who are literally dying for Law Enforcement to investigate the incarceration and looting of their mothers, fathers, brothers et al estates by Court appointed miscreants.    The ‘rape’ of the seniors in the United States is a National disgrace.    The ‘cover up’ is outrageous and a testament to the breakdown of the American culture.    The terrorist threat is from within!    We by our failure to root out the criminals who take advantage of the Justice System to destroy the lifetimes of saving and hard work of our mothers, father’s et al are disingenuous.   Every day that the guardians appointed in the Sykes case continue their nefarious actions is a sad day for every single citizen and another lesson to our children and grandchildren that if you have ‘clout’ it does not matter what the law says.
Ken Ditkowsky
Ken Ditkowsky

Letters which John Howard Wyman is sending out today–An inspiration for others to do the same.

To: JoAnne M Denison <>
Subject: Re: Thanks from John Wyman
Date: Apr 2, 2013 3:48 PM
Dear President Obama,

This is the third time trying to make contact with your office. I haven’t even received the usual form letter, even though you and I have one or two degrees of separation. Congrats on  your mid east trip. You have finally spent more time with Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu than I have. I’ve cut his hair and his wife’s hair a few times. My neighbor Susan Blakney has taught your children to ski the last couple of years, and a member of your cabinets brother has read a book that I’ve written on elder abuse  “Against Her Will,”  which I’ve sent to your office, first in manuscript form and then as a finished book, with no response. If that wasn’t painful enough, I endured a four hour republican rally, just to talk with and hand my book to Mitt Romney. But that’s the point, this is not a democrat or republican issue. It’s an American one.

Enclosed is another copy and I hope it finds a way into your hands. I’m a left leaning liberal or maybe a misguided idealist, but the book is very powerful and takes place in you home state of Illinois. It’s my journey through the corrupt probate system, the nursing home for profit (gulag prison system) where my mother was put against her will, drugged, beaten, and sexually assaulted. Nothing, I mean nothing was done. Not by law enforcement, U.S. Attorney office, Attorney General office, I.D.P.H., the courts; You name it, I’ve been there! It all fell on deaf ears!

It was only through the self determination of my mother that she is alive today. She escaped to Colorado two pints short of blood and severely beaten. To top it all off, the courts in Illinois without jurisdiction have taken her social security, her property and assets, all under the color of law.

My book has been well received. There are reviews on the internet; amazon etc. An attorney JoAnne Dennison read my book, took my case pro-bono, only to find herself in front of the A.R.D.C. for blogging about my case and others, having her First Amendment rights being violated. This is only the tip of the ice burg.

I’m not asking for your help in my case. It’s too late for my mom, but I’ve become an advocate and I’m her to offer your my help. Seventy to eighty million baby boomers could possibly face the same fate as my mother. Medicaid and medicare fraud exists, with medicare fraud estimated at 75 -90 billion dollars a year and who knows what medicare fraud is? Nursing home care is disgusting, two to a room, at an average of $65,000 a year, institutional food like our prisons, and minimum care. The probate court system then tears families apart, drains the estate and takes away your rights. This has to change. As for me, my eyes have been opened. I’m forever changed. I have and will continue to use every means: political, news media, and Hollywood connections to get my message out. But most of all, I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Yours Truly,

John Howard Wyman

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM, john wyman <> wrote:

Dear U.S. Senator Durbin,

My name is John Howard Wyman. I’m writing as a concerned citizen and fellow baby boomer. I’ve written a book, “Against Her Will.” I hope you take the time to  look at it. I’ve sent copies to various politicians, President Obama, Representative Cheri Bustos, handed it to Mitt Romney and spoke with him in Colorado. I’ve sent one to my friend Bibi Netanyahu in Israel trying to bring awareness to the catastrophic situation, both moral and financial our country faces with 70-80 million baby boomers going into a health care system that is broken, a medicare/medicaid system riddled with fraud costing taxpayers upward of 90 billion dollars a year, with a nursing home for profit system, run more like a private prison and big pharma rakin’ in the dough as we sit around and do nothing, and also a probate court system that if you have money or property can tear your family apart, seize your assets and lock you away leaving you without any rights what so ever; all under the color of law.

My book has been well received by attorneys in Illinois and around the country. A few have had the courage to stand up and be heard, only to be shot down. This shoot the messenger rather than the miscreants has got to stop. I myself have become an advocate and will not stop until my voice is heard.

Through my friends and connections my story is in the hands of major media including Hollywood. I think they’ll act sooner than later. I hope to hear from you soon. I have some great ideas to share with you.

Yours Truly,

John Howard Wyman

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM, john wyman <> wrote:

Dear Cheri Bustos,

My name is John Wyman. I’m a former constituent of the district you represent as was my mother up until four years ago when she escaped from Illinois to Colorado after being put into a Rockford nursing home against her will, where she was drugged, sexually abused, and physically beaten with the local, county and state police not investigating and with the courts of Winnebago County seizing  her home, assets, social security, etc., all under the color of law.

I’ve become aware that you have opened up an office in Rockford in the same building that the court miscreants J.F. Heckinger and the governor appointed public guardian, Sharon Rudy, have their offices.

Without getting lone winded, I’ve enclosed a book, “Against Her Will,” a cautionary tail of my trials and tribulations of elder abuse by both the nursing home gulags, and the probate courts that illegally railroads them there. The book was locally reviewed by the “Rock River Times” the only honest forthright paper in Rockford, Illinois. They’re on the same block as your office; small world isn’t it. However, the editor was threatened by one of the attorneys, at a cocktail party, not to publish anything about me ever again or else!!

My case is not the only case in Rockford coming under scrutiny. It’s just the tip of the ice burg and you formerly being a lawyer know full well, thins are never how they appear! i would really like to talk with you about how to fix the problems in our system. Thinking forward, i have some great ideas with 70-80 million baby boomers probably facing the same situation my mother did, or worse.

Yours Truly,

John Howard Wyman

Thanks from John Howard Wyman….for this blog

Dear Readers;

Please see below to see how well many of you are glad for the blog and the truth it contains.


From John Howard Wyman

—–Original Message—–
From: john wyman
Sent: Mar 30, 2013 11:18 AM
To: JoAnne M Denison
Subject: Re: Thanks from John Wyman

absolutely ! love ya ,John!!!

On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 9:52 AM, JoAnne M Denison <> wrote:
Dear John;

you are truly a good person to say thanks.  Very few people, I am sure you have found in life, will actually come back to someone who has done them a good deed and say “thanks.”  Only the best people make it habit to go back and say “thanks.”

I hope your mom is “sprung” from her false imprisonment away from her life, liberties and property she loved so very much.

I understand most of her “valuables” are gone from the house, just about all of her artwork and supplies, can you and William PLEASE make an inventory.

Also, while SRR says in her brief that you and your brother have no standing to object to jurisdiction, WHEN IN FACT SRR SHOULD HAVE OBJECTED TO JURISDICTION, TKW SHOULD HAVE OBJECTED AND BOTH SHOULD HAVE JOINED ME IN NONSUITING THAT CASE!

okay to publish your comments, the two of you?


—–Original Message—–
From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Mar 30, 2013 10:08 AM
To: john wyman
Cc: JoAnne Denison , matt senator kirk
Subject: Re: Wyman physician reports

thank you for the compliments.
It is a shame that we have people in our society who are not nice.     It is a shame that the statute books cannot be dumped into the dumpster and the ‘golden rule’ be the law of the land.     It is a shame that we cannot always determine the correct path from the one that cause harm to others.    Indeed, it is tragic that we have in our society people like ******.     However, that is life.
My entry into this fray was quite by accident.    Had Peter Schmiedel and Adam Stern not called me in an attempt to intimidate me I would not have even known about the ‘cottage industry’ of elder abuse and financial exploitation of the elderly.     The problem that our society faces is universal.     It is also timeless.    We have an aging population and with age comes disabilities.    They have to be addressed.     There are many good people out there that are struggling to do the ‘right thing’ and no part of the cottage industry of exploitation.    Some of them are even members of the 2nd oldest profession.     Your book and your efforts for your mother have been touchstones in the battle that cannot be erased by the ‘decree of a Court’ etc.    I hope that the media and law enforcement  will stop acting as trained puppy dogs and expose the cancer that is separating the elderly from their liberty and property.     Maybe a Nuremberg Trial is necessary.
We need an Honest complete and comprehensive investigation of these matters and we need the criminal prosecution of the exploitors.    In Sykes there is a million dollars+ in gold coins that were not inventoried – I’ll bet you a dollar to your penny that CT did not report the coins as income.
Ken Ditkowsky


From: john wyman <>
To: kenneth ditkowsky <>
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: Wyman physician reports


Dear Ken

I cant thank you enough for all you’ve done ,getting my book to JoAnne and standing beside her through all these trials and tribulations in the sykes,bedin,spera,wyman and the ARDC case brought against you and JoAnne.I believe what you’ve done will cause major change in the system for generations to come!

I read your comments on SRR’S brief to the appellate court,and couldn’t agree with you more,its fatal !After being in court with her PRO SE 18 times its just her MO I’ve been a first hand witness to her total disregard for the law and lies!

If the appellate court does what its designed to do its game end.and hopefully a full investigation will follow,but being Easter I wont count my chicks before they for my mother,the woman I didn’t like much but I’ve grown to love, it may be to much to little to late for her,However after 4 years of exile in Colorado .if shes allowed to spend her final days in her home in Rockford before she sheds her mortal coil with her children,grandchildren and great grandchildren who love and cherish her, I’ll have accomplished what I set out to do on this crazy long journey of mine.

As for me even after mom is gone ,I’ll continue to be an advocate.its my mo la,my mission and I vow never to quit till the fight for the rights of others is over and the system is forever changed!

again with deepest regards and many thanks to you and JoAnne for all you’ve done!!!!


PS pass this on to JoAnne if you would ,and share with anyone else you please!

From the younger daughter–take a close look at the file–it’s been fudged with. And not just a little….

I would estimate that about 70 to 90% of the Sykes file on appeal has “added material”–that’s right, stuff that was not there in the original appeal.  You can tell because the original appellate bates numbering system was first lined out with thick black marker so new numbers could be put on for the new numbering system.

Click on the page where you can find the “appellate records” on this website.  You will see that about 70% to 90% of pages were “added” and bear no thick black marker redactions.

How does this happen when court files are supposed to be inviolate and the ultimate in trustworthiness?

That’s right!  Is this crazy or what?  You will note that items that were copied and sent on the first appeal have a bates number that is simply blacked out by the clerk with marker.  I would estimate that 90% of items found in those first volumes DO NOT HAVE ANY BLACK MARKER REDACTIONS OF THE ORIGINAL APPELLATE BLACK MARKER meaning tons of items were “recently added” for this appeal.

How DOES that happen, Ms. Dorothy Brown, clerk of court!?!?!?

The younger daughter is esp furious over the fact the “notice of rights” to  Mary Sykes was sent to Naperville, once again, bringing up the question, WHY IS MARY BEING SERVED NOTICES TO THE WRONG VENUE from the Cook County Clerk of Court (logically, the case should have been transferred to Naperville), and why did Judge Stuart and Connors say repeatedly they “did not look at things in the file” and yet the notice to Mary says, of course, write to the Presiding Judge if there are any problems in your guardianship.

GJS has written to the Presiding judge over and over.  Mary has letters placed in the file asking (begging) for an attorney so her rights may be protected.  The court repeatedly ignored these.  the Presiding Judge was informed by GJS about these.

Why bother to send out these notices and waste good postage if the is only a lip service provided by the Cook County Court system?

It’s amazing that when all of these miscreants start to lie and fudge, again, I note that a 10 YEAR OLD GIRL SKIPPING SCHOOL CAN DO A BETTER JOB FORGING A NOTE FROM MOM SHE WAS SICK than Farenga and Stern can lie about the court having jurisdiction and the court strictly following the Probate Act.

Note to miscreants:  your (obvious) tracks will be exposed.  There will be many, many things you will not remember to cover up and many you will not be able to even if you wanted.

I want to personally thank Ms. Pat O’Brien, Chief Clerk of Appeals for bringing this serious file fudging and tampering issue to light.  Ms. O’Brien is doing her job.

What Ken and I want to know is WHY ARE WE BEING PROSECUTED AND PERSECUTED, when the miscreants get a “free parking/get out of jail” card?


Breaking news! SCOI refuses to intervene in my/our case regarding the ARDC and this blog!

Dear Readers;

On Sunday, for some reason, both Ken and myself were in the office and what did we each receive?  A notice from the SCOI (Supreme Ct of Illinois) that they had dismissed our petition for a supvervisory order.

Well, being the eternal optimist, I hope that SCOI might promulgate a new rule that attys 1) are allowed to blog; and 2) blogging regarding content based (non commercial) speech will be afforded the greatest and widest protection; and 3) commercial speech where lawyers claim only victories and no losses will require only one disclaimer on the front page “results not typical, consult a lawyer for greater details on your particular case.”

I talked to KDD, and he says we should just wait and see.  But I already have my Summary Judgment Motion file for when the ARDC allows dispositive motions (for some reason the ARDC rules are backwards.  In the rest of the nation’s courts, dispositive motions only have a deadline so they don’t interfere with the work load required for trial prep, and further they are welcome even at an early stage of the proceeding.  The rule was recently changed coincidentially when KDD started filing a number of dispostive motions in his case.  I’m just noticing.  I’m just saying.)

While my case was dismissed at SCOI, I hope they will take a long, hard look at blogs, esp. those that want to stop and root out corruption in the courts at all levels–and give us some well needed protection.

I still can’t get a copy of KDD’s transcript from his 2 day hearing were allegedly his hearing panel found him guilty of “misconduct” (but nothing official yet), and all for just writing one letter to Mary’s doctor Patel and on the reasonable belief 1) that the court lacked jurisdiction because Mary and the sisters were never properly served and 2) the younger daughter held a valid POA of atty granting her the right to allow KDD to ask for this information.  The rest of the accusations against KDD were for merely calling for an investigation–clearly protected by the US and Illinois constitutions.

Let’s hope that the SCOI will DO THE RIGHT THING and issue some good rules protecting attorneys — an especially those that protect attorneys that speak out against corruption in the Illinois court system and

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Apr 2, 2013 9:41 AM
To: GLORIA Jean SYKES , richard busse indiana attorney , JoAnne Denison , probate sharks , NASGA , “” , matt senator kirk , Janet Phelan , AARP , states attorney , Cook Sheriff , “” , Michigan Advocacy Project
Cc: H Heckert , j ditkowsky , Ron Keller , Joseph Hosey , GLORIA SYKES , scott evans
Subject: Re: TRO — Sykes

 Unless I missing something very basic we have a scenario that has been approved that is very un-american  –  i.e. the Courts have abdicated to a small group of individuals their jurisdiction.   These people are allowed to seize the property and the liberty of any senior citizen they desire.    If any friend, relative, or other person intervenes that person is also stripped of his/her rights as an American citizen.   All statutory and constitutional protections are forfeit!    If that person happens to be a lawyer – disbarment or other disciplinary proceedings are commenced.
It is apparent that if Nasga, probate sharks and all the other groups seeking to protect elderly and disabled persons from being explited and/or abused by “judicial officials” and their cronies do not get together and seek an immediate remedy everyone will be ‘fair game.’
The Illinois Legislature has decreed that it is jurisdictional to require notice to be given to new (close) relatives before an individual can be guardianized.    The Courts of last resort in the State of Illinois have ruled that it is indeed jurisdictional however, Mary Sykes for 3 1/2 years has been denied her property, her liberty and her civil rights.  Gloria Sykes cannot even obtain the protections of the Bankruptcy Court, and when she is beaten up by the guardian’s husband and files a criminal complaint she is told to bring the matter to the probate court!
Ok – my friends – this is the Warsaw ghetto all over again!    It is also Birmingham and Bull Connor!  The distinction is that they pick us off one at time rather than in group, but it is just as insidious.
The fact that the victims are chosen not because of their religion or the race is not an exculpation.   The fact that we are not inclined to take up arms is not an exculpation.    The fact that we appeal to chorus and are all talk and no action is an exculpation and empowers those who would and are separating us from our basic American Rights.
I purpose that the leaders of NASGA, Probate Sharks, et al set a time and place for a meeting which we can be Syked (or whatever) and we can prepare action.   Our opinions are:1)  The ballot box is a weapon against the miscreants and those who support them.   2) The Courts are an escape value which have been reluctant to protect ‘senior citizens’ and their friends who are being victimized, but, they have to be addressed. 3) force of numbers.  Every one is a potential victim.   Senator Kirk – who suffered a stroke and is now recovering will face opposition in the next election  –  he is vulnerable to the miscreants.   If we can get him to examine the Sykes case if he is 1/2 the man I believe him to be he will have empathy and recognize – like each of us does – there but for the grace of God there go I.
(Of course if I was the guardian and I did not inventory a million dollars in assets you can bet your bottom dollar that the IRS would have filed a jeopardy assessment against me.    If I was responsible for an old lady’s teeth being removed and her estate being reduced by a 1.5 million dollars I would see so much of the States attorney investigators that my neighbors would be gossiping that I was having an affair with her etc.   however – with the Clout no one is interested!)
Right now the exploiters and abusers recognize that they have the ‘clout’ and we are all talk.   It is time that we are a group fight back.
The first step is to meet, the second step is to organize, the third step is to articulate the issues, the fourth step is to determine which issues are most important, the fifth step is to reach an agreement as to how to address the issues, the sixth step is determine the costs of addressing the issues and raising the funds, and the seventh step is to actually do what we say we are going to do.
Ken Ditkowsky