APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS, SECOND DISTRICT
LANDS AND LOTS RETURNED DELINQUENT FOR NONPAYMENT OF
GENERAL TAXES FOR THE YEAR 1981
(Helen Longshore, Plaintiff-Appellee and
Cross-Appellant; Michael R. Koch et al.,
Nos. 2-87-0780, 2-87-0835 cons.
530 N.E.2d 598, 175 Ill. App. 3d 985, 125 Ill. Dec. 440 1988.IL.1585
Appeal from the Circuit Court of Winnebago County; the Hon. Alford R. Penniman, Judge, presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE LINDBERG delivered the opinion of the court. INGLIS and UNVERZAGT, JJ., concur.
DECISION OF THE COURT DELIVERED BY THE HONORABLE JUDGE LINDBERG
Defendants, Michael, Michelle, and Ronald Koch, appealed from a judgment of the circuit court of Winnebago County granting plaintiff, Helen Longshore, a tax deed to their home (No. 2-87-0780). Plaintiff cross-appealed from an order of the circuit court denying her request for attorney fees pursuant to section 2-611 of the Code of Civil Procedure (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1987, ch. 110, par. 2-611) (No. 2-87-0835). The two appeals were consolidated on September 18, 1987. On December 1, 1987, defendants' attorney, Louis C. Bowman, was granted leave to withdraw as counsel and on January 29, 1988, the appeal of defendants was dismissed for failure "to file the record on appeal or certificate in lieu thereof, together with brief of Appellant." On February ...