Illinois Supreme Court Picks Replacement For Justice Kilbride

The Illinois Supreme Court is choosing a Democratic appellate judge to replace Justice Tom Kilbride. The state’s high court picked Robert Carter as an interim justice. Carter has been serving on various benches since 1979. His selection comes after Kilbride lost a retention bid last week after coming under fire for his ties to Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. Carter’s appointment takes effect next month and lasts until December 2022.