Good Tuesday morning, Illinois. I don’t care if it feels like fall. Pumpkin spice in coffee is an abomination.
It’s the next chapter for Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne Burke, who’s retiring just weeks before the November election that could see the court’s 4-3 Democratic majority shift right.
It means there will be another open seat on the high court in two more years.
Burke is stepping down just ahead of Chicago Ald. Edward Burke’s federal corruption trial that could occur next year. We expect she’ll be by his side. But will he join her in retirement, too? That’s the big question.
“It appears more likely that he’s not going to run [for reelection]. That he’s moving in the direction of…