The Grandview Municipal Building at 1620 North Milton Avenue has been renamed in honor of former Illinois Supreme Court Justice and Grandview native Robert L. Carter in a ceremony that was held last week.
Justice Carter, who retired from the Illinois Supreme Court in 2022, served as a judge for over 40 years. He grew up in Grandview and then went on to earn his law degree from the University of Illinois. He began his judicial career as a Circuit Court Judge in 1979 and was later appointed as an Appellate Court Judge in 2006 before being appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court in 2020 after Justice Kilbride lost his retention bid. Justice Carter opted not to run for a full term in 2022. Throughout his career, Justice Carter was known for his integrity, wisdom, and dedication to the law.
The renaming ceremony was attended by all Illinois Supreme Court Justices, Grandview Village President Maria "Mia" Ray, State Senator Doris Turner, and members of Justice Carter's family.
Today Justice Carter and his wife, Nancy Rink Carter, reside in Ottawa, IL
The renaming of the Grandview Municipal Building in honor of Justice Carter will serve as a lasting tribute to his exemplary service to the people of Illinois.