Judicial Retention Vote Could Change Course of Politics for Decade

October 29, 2010  |  

(New York Times) — It’s fitting that a $150-a-head fund-raiser for Thomas Kilbride last week was in the basement of a Loop restaurant and that most of the attendees can’t even vote for him.  No important Illinois election is as cloaked in shadows and general ignorance as the one involving Mr. Kilbride. He’s a well-liked former storefront lawyer in Rock Island who’s in a fight to keep his job as an Illinois Supreme Court justice, despite having just become chief judge on Tuesday.

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