Cook County Chief Judge

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Cook County Officials Agree Too Many Minor Criminals End Up In Jail

Four top Cook County officials offered a wide spectrum of opinions Thursday as they talked about resolving problems in the criminal justice system, though all agreed too many people charged with minor crimes end up locked up in jail.

05/08/2015

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Confusion Over Start Of Cell Phone Ban At Cook County Courthouses

Monday was supposed to be the beginning of the no-cell phone policy, but on Friday the chief judge’s office said there would be a three-month grace period. Thus, perhaps, the confusion.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2013

Timothy Evans

Chief Judge: Cameras Likely In Cook County Courts By Year’s End

Cook County’s chief judge says his court system should be ready to introduce cameras in courtrooms by the end of the year, although Illinois Supreme Court officials say there’s no specific timetable for putting them in place.

08/21/2012