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Karmeier Portrait Unveiled At Supreme Court Building

    FROM LEFT, Chief Justice Karmeier, portrait artist Greg McNair, Emily Schnitker, Mary Karmeier, Karianne Schnitker.

An oil portrait of Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier was unveiled on Tuesday, May 16, at the historic Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield.

The painting hangs in the second floor hallway with the portraits of nine other Chief Justices, with additional portraits hanging in Chicago’s Bilandic Building. The painting was done by artist Greg McNair of St. Louis.

Chief Justices in Illinois are selected by their colleagues on the Supreme Court bench in a rotational pattern and serve for three years as the administrative head of the judicial branch.

Chief Justice Karmeier’s granddaughter, Emily Schnitker, performed the unveiling. She was on a Springfield visit with her 7th and 8th Grade class from Trinity Lutheran School in Hoyleton. The class also heard the day’s third oral argument, People v. Byron Boykins

Among those attending from Washington County were Circuit Judge Daniel Emge, Circuit Clerk Cynthia Barczewski and Court Reporter Brenda Engele along with Chief Justice Karmeier’s wife, Mary, daughter, Karianne Schnitker and office staff.