1-07-1865, 1-07-1916 and 1-08-0700 (Consolidated)
JAMES T. STRUCK, ) Appeal from
) the Circuit Court
Plaintiff-Appellant, ) of Cook County.
v. ) No. 86 P 4029
COOK COUNTY PUBLIC GUARDIAN, ) Honorable
) Maureen E. Connors,
Defendant-Appellee. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE QUINN delivered the opinion of the court:
Plaintiff, James T. Struck, appeals pro se from orders of the circuit court of Cook County
appointing the Cook County Public Guardian Robert F. Harris (Public Guardian) as the successor
plenary guardian of the person and estate of Janie F. Back Struck, James’ mother, and denying
James’ petition for Janie’s restoration. James also appeals from orders of the circuit court
restricting or denying him visitation with Janie. For the following reasons, we dismiss James’
appeal pertaining to the appointment of the Public Guardian for lack of jurisdiction and we
dismiss James’ appeals pertaining to visitation for a lack of standing.
In 1986, Janie was adjudicated a disabled adult by the circuit court pursuant to the Probate
Act of 1975 (Probate Act) (755 ILCS 5/11a-3(b) (West 2006)). From 1986 until 2006, Janie’s