The Illinois Supreme Court has announced the death at age 81 of former Chief Justice Moses Harrison.
Harrison died Thursday at a St. Louis hospital. The cause of death wasn't immediately revealed.
Harrison began his career on the bench in 1973 as a circuit court judge. He was serving on the 5th District Appellate Court when he was elected to the Supreme Court in 1992. He served as chief justice from 2000 to 2002.