Illinois Supreme Court building rededicated during ceremony following year-long renovation

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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The Illinois Supreme Court building has been rededicated following a $16 million renovation.

Illinois lawmakers, attorneys, Supreme Court justices and judges from local, state and federal levels gathered at the state's judicial branch headquarters for a ceremony Tuesday evening. Chief Justice Rita Garman said she and her colleagues are happy to be back after spending a year in Chicago during the renovation.

Other attendees shared their excitement over the newly renovated building.

Former Gov. James Thompson, chairman of the court's preservation commission, said he was thrilled to be back where his legal career began 55 years ago. He said the building is a refreshed symbol of the Illinois justice system.

The State Journal-Register (http://bit.ly/1rX7lhu ) reports a commemorative plaque was placed next to the original, which dedicated the building in 1908, two years after it was built.


Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com

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