The Illinois Supreme Court has returned to its renovated building in Springfield. After the court spent 15 months hearing cases in Chicago, Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita B. Garman says it is time her court returns home. “We’ve been able to preserve the best of the past, and we think that’s critically important,” she said.
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The structure was finished in 1906. The $16 million makeover included new heating and air conditioning systems, restoration of murals and woodwork, and work on the facade of the building that may be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.