Chief Justice gets thanks from community

By Amanda Porterfield |

Published 11/11 2013 12:05AM

Updated 11/11 2013 11:18AM

 DANVILLE -- The state has a new Chief Justice and, Sunday, people in her hometown celebrated her promotion. Rita Garman was surrounded by family, friends and well-wishers at a reception at St. James United Methodist Church.

Garman has been a judge since 1974; the longest-serving woman in Illinois. This weekend, people just wanted to say, "congratulations." Garman will serve a three-year term as Chief Justice.

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