Supreme Court Justice Thomas announces retirement
Thomas is the third justice in two years to resign
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas speaks to General Assembly members at the annual Law School for Legislators event in Springfield on March 13, 2019. The program is meant for representatives and senators to learn about the judicial branch. Thomas announced his retirement, effective Feb. 29, on Monday.(Photo credit: Illinois Supreme Court)
Illinios Supreme Court Justices (from left) Robert Thomas, Lloyd Karmeier and Anne Burke hear oral arguments in a case heard Sept. 18, 2019, at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey during a rare chance for high school and college students to see the state’s highest court in action. Thomas announced his retirement, effective Feb. 29, on Monday. Karmeier retired in December and was succeeded by Anne Burke as chief justice. (Credit: Illinois Supreme Court)
Appellate Justice Michael Burke has been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to replace Justice Robert Thomas' on the bench when Thomas retires at the end of the month.
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas on Monday announced his intention to retire, effective Feb. 29.