My son, Tom Kilbride, is up for retention on the Illinois Supreme Court in the Third Judicial District. My husband, Leo, and I raised Tom and our three other children, Judy, Joe, and Mary Pat, here in the Kankakee area. Tom is campaigning in 21 counties, starting with Iroquois, Kankakee, and Will, across Interstate 80 to Rock Island, down to Hancock County, and east to Peoria and Tazewell County.

Tom has devoted himself to safeguarding our Constitution, being impartial and giving everyone a fair shake. He has a strong record of protecting crime victims’ rights and keeping convicted criminals off the street. That’s why prosecutors, sheriffs, chiefs of police, and retired Republican and Democratic judges across Illinois support and endorse his retention.

Tom served a three-year term as Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. He has been a common-sense judge, and I am proud of his dedication and commitment. Before his death, Gov. James R. Thompson endorsed Tom.

For more information about Tom, visit his website at

We need Tom on the Illinois Supreme Court. Please be sure to vote and ask all your friends and family to cast their vote for Tom as well. Early voting began on Sept. 24, and of course, Election Day is Nov. 3.

Thank you for your consideration. With your help, I know Tom can succeed.

Colleen Kilbride


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