Justice Rita Garman of Danville has stepped aside as Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. Justice Garman Monday administered the oath of office to new Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier of Nashville, Illinois.
Justice Karmeier is Illinois’ 120th Chief Justice. Justice Garman will continue to serve on the court, but her term as Chief Justice ended.
Chief Justice Karmeier pledged to continue Justice Garman’s efforts to expand access for electronic filing, and her efforts in other areas to make Illinois courts more effective and readily available to all who need them.