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Morgan County Judge Retires After 10 Years
He's been on the bench in Morgan County for the past decade. Today was the final farewell for Circuit Judge Richard Mitchell.
Mitchell's retirement was effective on Wednesday. Today's retirement party was a bittersweet goodbye to the man who was appointed to the position in 2002. He was re-elected in 2004, and again in 2010.
Mitchell said he's leaving with mixed emotions, but hopes he has served his community well.
"When I took the job, I said I would treat everybody with respect: the lawyers, the witnesses, the parties," he said. "I've tried to do that."
Mitchell is also the former chairman of the Morgan County GOP and a former judge on the Illinois Court of Claims.
He is looking forward to spending more time playing golf.