Tim McCann

Judge Timothy McCann. (file photo;WSPYNews.com by James Wyman)

As a new judge takes the bench, a retiring judge in Kendall County looks back on 30 years of service in the courtroom and the trials and tribulations of crime, the legal system and alternatives created in recent years.

Poor choices and mistakes by people, for Tim McCann, he has heard those often tragedies of life in his role as a state’s attorney or as a judge in the circuit courts.

On domestic abuse crimes…

On illegal drug cases...

Mental illness often is uncovered in the courts...

About sexual abuse crimes…

On punishing the guilty...

In the life of a judge, there are few "thank yous" but McCann will remember one he received.

From his years of public service, as a kid or as an adult, one thing will continue in his retirement: Tim McCann will continue to help and serve his community.

Listen to Mark Harrington's full story as heard on WSPY, here: