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Justice Karmeier to resign effective December 2020 Justice Karmeier to resign effective December 2020

Justice Karmeier to resign effective December 2020

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier tendered notice this week he will resign his seat on the bench effective Dec. 6. 2020. “It has been a privilege serving the people of Illinois,” he wrote in his letter, dated Oct. 29. His three-year term as chief justice of the state’s highest court concluded Oct. 25.

Lawmaker proposes penalty enhancements for elected officials convicted of crimes Lawmaker proposes penalty enhancements for elected officials convicted of crimes

Lawmaker proposes penalty enhancements for elected officials convicted of crimes

Amid a backdrop of federal investigative activity and bipartisan calls for ethics reform, a state legislator introduced a bill Thursday that would increase the sentences of state lawmakers convicted of a crime related to their public duties. This “mandatory sentence increase” measure, McSweeney said, “sends a very strong message that we cannot tolerate corruption."

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