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Rita Garman

Rita Garman

Associate justice | Illinois Supreme Court | Class of 1965

An Illini love story, coffee-at-Kam's edition ...

“I met my late husband Gill in a labor economics class when we were juniors," says Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman, of Danville. "The class met Monday, Wednesday and Friday at David Kinley Hall. We would walk after that 9 o’clock class to Kam’s for coffee. 

“Frankly, we did not notice the smell of stale beer or the stickiness of the floor. We loved the white ironstone mugs that the coffee was served in. Of course, we mostly loved the company.

"We always called that time our ‘10 o’clock class.’”