This afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court will have a new leader. Justice Lloyd Karmeier will be sworn in later today after he was unanimously chosen for the post by his peers. He now will oversee more than 900 judges in Illinois. Karmeier was unanimously chosen by his peers. He is replacing Justice Rita Garman, who is finishing a three-year term as chief justice. Karmeier is a native of Nashville, in the Southern Illinois County of Washington.