Kirk Dillard Reappointed to Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission

April 7, 2022

Locke Lord Chicago Partner and former Illinois State Senator Kirk Dillard was reappointed by Illinois Senate President Don Harmon to the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission. Dillard has served as a Commissioner since 2012.

The Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission was created in 2007 to assist and advise the Illinois Supreme Court in acquiring, collecting, preserving and cataloging documents, artifacts and information relating to the Illinois judiciary. The Commission seeks to accomplish much of its work in partnership with historical and cultural institutions; bar associations; universities; law schools; and federal, state and local agencies.

The Commission has produced publications, exhibits and programs to educate the legal profession and the general public about the role of the judicial branch and its importance in interpreting laws. The intended audience gains an understanding of government and civics, resulting in more engaged citizenry.

Dillard, who currently serves as the Chairman of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in metropolitan Chicago —the nation’s second-largest mass transit system — concentrates his practice in business and governmental relations, and in the representation of manufacturers in product liability prevention and litigation. He also serves as the Independent Chair of the privately owned Chicago Skyway Toll Road.

Dillard served in the Illinois Senate, representing Chicagoland's western suburbs. He held a number of key leadership positions while in the General Assembly — including Chairman of the Judiciary Committee before stepping down in 2014 to assume the RTA chairmanship. Prior to his election to the Senate, Dillard served with distinction as former Governor Edgar’s Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to the late Governor James R. Thompson.

Additional information on Dillard and the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Board can be found here.