Thomas Fitzgerald


Age: 74

former chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court who in 2009 presided over the impeachment trial of then-governor Rod Blagojevich and was a Cook County prosecutor before being elected circuit judge in 1976 becoming the youngest elected jurist in the county's history at the time, but who was elected to the State Supreme Court in 2000 and elevated chief justice in 2008 resigning in 2010 because of illness.

Cause of Death: Parkinson's disease

Born: July 10, 1941

Died: November 1, 2015

Springfield, Illinois