Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Illinois Supreme Court chief justice to retire

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Fitzgerald has announced plans to retire next month.

Fitzgerald was elected to the court 10 years ago and would have been up in November for a retention vote for another 10-year term. Instead, he will step down October 25.

The court chose Appellate Justice Mary Jane Theis to replace Fitzgerald. She will serve a two-year term.

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