Effective September 1, 2017, Senior Judge Milton Shadur will retire from the N.D. Illinois bench. Judge Shadur was appointed by President Carter and has served as a federal judge on the Northern District bench for 37 years. Chief Judge Castillo referred to Judge Shadur as a “legend” for his “dedication, . . . remarkable work ethic and his love of the law.” The fact that Judge Shadur retained a full civil docket even after taking senior status, is emblematic of his unwavering work ethic. From my own experience, Judge Shadur was an excellent trial judge. He controlled his courtroom, cared for the jury and had an encyclopedic knowledge of the Federal Rules and case law across many, many substantive legal areas. Judge Shadur’s absence from the bench will be felt for a long time in the Northern District, but he has more than earned his retirement.