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Gregory Johnson (#K-54051 v. Chicago Public Schools

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois


February 3, 2011

GREGORY JOHNSON (#K-54051)
v.
CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ET AL.

Name of Assigned Judge Virginia M. Kendall Sitting Judge if Other or Magistrate Judge than Assigned Judge

CASE TITLE

DOCKET ENTRY TEXT:

This action is transferred to the Western Division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The Clerk shall not issue summonses unless the transferee court so directs. Plaintiff's second motion to proceed in forma pauperis [10] is denied as moot. The other motions are transferred with the case.

O[For further details see text below.] Docketing to mail notices.

STATEMENT

Plaintiff, a state prisoner, has brought this pro secivil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff claims that he has a learning disabilityand that Defendants are denying him access to educational programs that would allow him to pursue his GED. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants actions violate his rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §12101, et seq.

Upon review of the file, the Court finds that this division is not the most convenient venue for this case and orders the casetransferred. In Plaintiff's original complaint, he named Defendants in both Chicago, Illinois, and Dixon, Illinois. In his amended complaint, Plaintiff, pursuant to the Court's order of July 20, 2010, instructing him to limithis complaint to timely, related claims, has limited his allegations to Defendants at Dixon

Correctional Center. The events underlying the complaint took place while Plaintiff was confined at the Dixon Correctional Center. Dixon is in Lee County, which is located in the Western Division of this judicial district.

Moreover, Plaintiff provides a Dixon address for the each of the individuals named as Defendants in this matter.

BecausePlaintiff's claim arosein the Western Division and the Defendants arelisted as residingthere, the Court concludes that venue for this action is more appropriate in the Western Division.

Accordingly, in the interests of justice, this action is hereby transferred to the Western Division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) for all further proceedings. The Clerk shall not issue summonses unless the transferee Court so directs. Plaintiff's second motion to proceed in forma pauperis is denied as moot, as the Court granted his first motion. Plaintiff's other motions are transferred with this case.

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