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Beyond the Bench with Judge Rodney Clark


Beyond the Bench is a monthly feature to get to know more about judges and justices in the Illinois Courts, beyond their legal duties.

Name: Rodney G. Clark

Title: Circuit Judge

Circuit or Judicial District: 9th Judicial Circuit

What are your hobbies or interests outside of work?

I used to run a lot but within the last few years I’ve taken up cycling. I have completed RAGBRI three times and participated in various other cycling events. I also love to hike. My brother and I are about to finish the River-to-River trail located in Southern Illinois.

Growing up, what was your favorite TV show/movie

M*A*S*H 4077

What is something people would never guess about you, just by looking at you?

I graduated from Fisher High School. The mascot for Fisher High is the fierce Bunnie. Thus, I am a Bunnie. Once a Bunnie, always a Bunnie!

What is your favorite part about your alma mater? Why?

I attended Ole Miss law school. My favorite part was attending the tailgating events on the grove. Tailgating at Ole Miss was and still is an art form. People dress up and bring out their finest for their table settings.