Bicentennial Exhibit of Illinois Law Visiting Danville

Bicentennial Exhibit of Illinois Law Visiting Danville

A traveling Bicentennial exhibit of Illinois Law is visiting Danville.  Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman welcomed the exhibit to Danville Area Community College.  She noted it is sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission….

{‘’We really started the Historic Preservation Commission because of the lack of really civic education in many of our schools. Those programs have been cut over time and the statistics about what people know about the court system are pretty much abysmal.  They know more about The Three Stooges than the three branches of government,’’ said Justice Garman (shown here). ‘’And not just because I’m involved with the Judicial Branch, but it is a very important branch to the preservation of our freedoms and our democracy,’’ added Justice Garman addressing a crowd in the DACC Library.}

And Justice Garman noted that in recent years societal issues have led to the creation of problem solving courts…

{‘’I’m pleased that in Vermilion County, for example, we have received certification for both a Drug Court and a Mental Health Court.  Our judges in Vermilion County communicate directly with the offenders, seek to understand their issues, and work towards a successful resolution in hopes of ending the revolving courthouse door.’’}

Justice Garman – who is from Danville – said she hopes the exhibit will both educate and inspire.  You can view the exhibit in the Danville Area Community College Library Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. through Friday, September 27th, 2019.