With 2012 over and the January term of the Illinois Supreme Court in full swing, it’s time to look back, both on the highlights of 2012 and the first two years of Chief Justice Kilbride’s Court. For my review of the Court’s major civil decisions of 2012 – a mostly encouraging year before the Court for the defense bar – visit Law 360’s site (subscription required) here. For my statistical look at the first two years of the Kilbride Court, including District-by-District Appellate Court reversal rates and my analysis of the Justices’ voting patterns, see here, also on the Law 360 site.