CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri wants Springfield to change the Cook County Circuit Court clerk from an elected position to an appointed one, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Republican Commissioner Peter Silvestri is asking fellow board members to approve a resolution to take the political dimension out of the Circuit Court clerk’s position.
“Then it becomes even more of an administrative office,” he said. “Right now I think it is a ministerial-type office as opposed to a policy-type office. It’s a very important office to the judiciary so it should be part of the judicial system.”