Cook County Courts Remove Lockers Visitors Used To Store PhonesChief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the decision last month after Cook County facilities management officials said the lockers had to be removed “due to security and staffing concerns,” according to a statement from Evans’ office.
Evanston Cops Issue 120 Tickets In Crackdown On Distracted DrivingEvanston chose to do a concerted cell phone ban mission because April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Business Booming For Cell Phone Storage Entrepreneur Outside Cook County CourthouseIt 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.
Courthouse Cell Phone Ban Turns Some Visitors Into EntrepreneursIf 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.
Evans: 'No Question' Witnesses Have Been Killed After Courtroom Cell Phone RecordingsCook 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.
County To Begin Enforcing Courthouse Cell Phone Ban At 26th & CalFollowing 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.
Evanston Mulls Ban On Hands-Free Phone Calls While DrivingOfficials 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.
Cell Phone Ban Doesn't Apply To All Construction ZonesIllinois 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.