From Child Advocate to Chief Justice
During the past half-century or so, Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne M. Burke has written the original grant that launched the Special Olympics, led the national review board that investigated the Catholic Church’s pedophilia scandal, spearheaded an effort to renovate the Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield, and worked to unclog the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services backlog of cases at the request of then-Gov. Jim Edgar. Now, after her long and distinguished career that began as a Chicago Park District educator and includes more than three decades on the bench, Anne Burke has reached the pinnacle of the Illinois judiciary as the Illinois Supreme Court’s new chief justice. To learn more about Chief Justice Burke and her impressive career, read the December 2019 Illinois Bar Journal cover story.
Read more in the December Illinois Bar Journal.