No. 2--06--0447 filed: 12/26/06
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
BARBARA SCHEIDER, ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
) of Stephenson County.
) No. 06--OP--9
THOMAS L. ACKERMAN, ) Honorable
) Theresa L. Ursin,
Respondent-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE BYRNE delivered the opinion of the court:
Respondent, Thomas Ackerman, asks us to declare void a plenary order of protection entered
against him. He argues that the court entered the plenary order after the interim order expired, but
that the trial court lost jurisdiction over the entire matter when the interim order expired. A plenary
order, or its denial, is the final order in an order of protection case; we find no precedent for
respondent's suggestion that the court's jurisdiction can expire before the court has entered a final
order. We therefore conclude that respondent's argument is meritless and so affirm the trial court's
entry of the plenary order.
We note that petitioner, Barbara Scheider, has not filed an appellee's brief. However, we will
address the issue presented, based upon the principles set forth in First Capitol Mortgage Corp. v.
Talandis Construction Corp., 63 Ill. 2d 128, 133 (1976). See In re Marriage of Tegeler, 365 Ill. App.
3d 448, 452 (2006).