From the McHenry County Circuit Court:
22nd Judicial Circuit Judges Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
(Crystal Lake, IL) On September 11, 2021, seven judges from the 22nd Judicial Circuit volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley. The judges, along with friends and family members, worked at the Fox Valley Farms site in Crystal Lake.
The Fox ValleyFarms site consists of several homes, some completed and dedicated to new homeowners and some still in progress. The volunteers spent several hours laying paver brick, raking, seeding, and painting trim at one of the homes.
The project came together quickly after Judge Justin Hansen began asking others if they would be interested in a weekend build day for Habitat for Humanity. The response was very positive and many that could not attend, hope a similar build day will be organized in the near future.
Chief Judge James Cowlin volunteered on September 11 and said, “It was pleasure to see judges and their families giving their time on a Saturday for a worthwhile cause. I appreciate the time and hard work of all the volunteers.” Judges Cowlin and Hansen were joined by their colleagues, Mark Facchini, Michael Feetterer, Jefferey Hirsch, Jennifer Johnson, and Mary Nader.”
The 22nd Judicial Circuit is committed to service beyond the four walls of the courthouse. This includes service projects with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, volunteering on local non-profit boards, and speaking about the judicial system and judiciary with community groups and schools.
The judges of the 22 nd Judicial Circuit are supported and joined in their service by many of their colleagues across the state and by many related organizations, including the Illinois Supreme Court, the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Illinois Judges Association.
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley is an organization dedicated to giving families the opportunity to improve their future through home ownership. Habitat for Humanity is a coalition member with 9/11 Day, the nonprofit that founded the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.
The day’s service was counted towards a goal of 100 million acts of service and kindness in tribute to those killed and injured on 9/11.