The traveling Bicentennial of Illinois Law Exhibit kicked off at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn on September 21, 2018 with a program and ribbon cutting, featuring Supreme Court Justice Robert R. Thomas. The interesting and educational exhibit features prominent lawyers and cases in Illinois history, information about how the court system operates, and a general history of the judiciary’s first 200 years of existence. The exhibit also highlights the important role the judicial branch has in upholding the rule of law, providing a forum for dispute resolution, and interpreting the law. “Over the past two centuries, the judicial branch of the State of Illinois has evolved into one of the largest unified court systems in the United States. Although our work has had an important impact on the character and quality of life in Illinois, our contributions are little known beyond the legal community," Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier said. "I am hopeful that this exhibition will help both students and the public at large develop a better understanding of our legal system’s rich history and the central role played by the courts in preserving the principles on which our system of government is based.” Justice Thomas added, “I am thrilled that this incredible exhibit will debut in my district. This exhibit presents a rare opportunity for the public to look behind the scenes of our legal system, and to see the important role that the law and the courts have played throughout the history of our great State.” Watch the video.