Cook County Courthouse

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

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

Motorists have been using police shirts like this one on dashboards to park illegally and avoid fines. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Civilian Motorists Get A Free Ride, With Cop Shirts On The Dash

Some drivers are playing the system by displaying police uniforms or other material — suggesting they are members of law enforcement — to avoid parking regulations and fines at a Cook County courthouse. 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.

05/06/2011

Cook County Criminal Courts

Man On Crutches Escapes Courthouse

The 49-year-old ex-convict was on crutches, but that didn’t keep him from escaping custody.

04/26/2011