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Miguel Sosa and his business at 26th and California. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Business Booming For Cell Phone Storage Entrepreneur Outside Cook County Courthouse

It has been almost a month since the cell phone ban went into effect at 26th and California – and business is brisk outside the courthouse where an entrepreneur has set up a storage locker on wheels.

05/08/2013

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Courthouse Cell Phone Ban Turns Some Visitors Into Entrepreneurs

If you have to be at the Criminal Court building at 26th and California today, you’re advised to leave your cellphone at home or in your car.

04/15/2013

Timothy Evans

Evans: ‘No Question’ Witnesses Have Been Killed After Courtroom Cell Phone Recordings

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans on Friday defended the decision to begin implementing a ban on cell phones and other electronic communication at courthouses, saying he’s concerned about witnesses being intimidated, or worse.

04/12/2013

Leighton Criminal Courts Building (CBS)

County To Begin Enforcing Courthouse Cell Phone Ban At 26th & Cal

Following a three-month grace period, Cook County will begin phasing in a ban on cell phones and other Internet-capable electronic devices at courthouses next week, starting with the Leighton Criminal Court Building at 26th and California.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2013

Hands-Free Phone

Evanston Mulls Ban On Hands-Free Phone Calls While Driving

Officials in Evanston are considering a ban on all cell phone calls while driving – even hands-free phones – believing they distract even the best of drivers.

03/07/2012

Driver On Cell Phone

Cell Phone Ban Doesn’t Apply To All Construction Zones

Illinois drivers are not allowed to use hand-held cell phones in construction zones, but state lawmakers have learned the definition of “construction zone” isn’t all encompassing.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012