Illinois Supreme Court: Chief Justice Anne M. Burke Announces Retirement

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times

September 13, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, IL – It was announced Monday that Chief Justice Anne M. Burke will retire from the Illinois Supreme Court.

Burke has served on the bench since 2006 and will step down on November 30, 2022.

“The decision to retire was not an easy one. However, after having been blessed to serve as a Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court for the past sixteen years, and as Chief Justice for the past three years, the race has been run and it is time to pass the gavel to a successor,” said Chief Justice Burke in a statement.

The announcement comes one year before her husband, Chicago Alderman Edward M. Burke, 14th Ward, is set to stand trial on federal racketeering charges.

It was also announced that First District Appellate Justice Joy V. Cunningham will fill the vacated seat as of December 1, 2022.

Frank Conklin, Illinois Political Columnist for The Chicago Times.  Views and comments expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the official position of The Chicago Times.