Cook County Judge

Former Cook County Judge Ronald Banks Dies At 76Ronald J.P. Banks, the Cook County judge behind a landmark 1985 murder conviction of three chemical company supervisors in the death of a factory worker, died on New Year’s Day.
Judge Wants Proof Of Daley's Medical Hardship To Avoid Park Grill TestimonyCook County Judge Moshe Jacobius said Daley will have to provide more information showing he’s too ill to testify. His lawyers have said he’s not well enough after the stroke-like episode he suffered in January.
Judge Tosses Term Limits Measure, Rauner Plans AppealRepublican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said he plans to appeal a Cook County judge’s ruling that tosses out a ballot initiative seeking to impose term limits on state lawmakers.
Judge Once Found "Insane" Ruled Unfit For BenchCynthia Brim, found not guilty by reason of insanity after being charged with attacking a sheriff’s deputy, went before a rarely convened judicial panel earlier this year. She since has been removed from the bench, the Illinois Courts Commission said Friday.
September Hearing Set On Dispute Over Lawmakers' Salary“This is going to be a landmark case," said Gov. Pat Quinn, who used his veto power last month to block lawmakers' salaries over their failure to reach an agreement on pension reform.
Judge Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity In Battery TrialCook County Judge Cynthia Brim, who suffers from long-term mental illness, was found not guilty by reason of insanity Monday in her misdemeanor battery trial.
Cook County Judge Charged With Shoving Deputy At Daley CenterCook County Judge Cynthia Brim was arrested and locked up by authorities after tossing a set of keys and shoving a sheriff’s deputy in the Daley Center court complex late Friday afternoon.
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit To Block Toll HikesA Cook County judge has rejected an anti-tax advocate’s bid to block the nearly 90 percent rate hike scheduled to go into effect on the Illinois Tollway system next year.
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