Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride '81 hopes to fire up high school civics lessons during the 225th birthday celebration of the U.S. Constitution. Kilbride, the high court's six other justices, and other judges will announce "Project 225" Wednesday in Springfield.
The program will have Illinois judges give presentations to
225 high school civics classes statewide starting Sept. 17, the
day the Constitutional Convention signed the nation's supreme law in
1787. The program is designed to provide civics education to high school students.