CHAMPAIGN -- If Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman has her way, proceedings for the state's highest court could happen on the University of Illinois' campus.
The Danville native has taken the Supreme Court's proceedings on the road throughout the state, something she hopes continues after her term as Chief Justice ends next month.
PODCAST: Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman: Play now!
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman, whose term expires next month, delivered a lecture Thursday the UI's College of Law and then joined Scott Beatty for this interview.
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