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.


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.


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.


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.