Dorothy Brown

Father Michael Pfleger (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Activists Defend Controversial Anti-Violence Program NRI

Activists are defending a controversial anti-violence program, launched by Governor Quinn, saying despite recent criticism, the program has done more good than bad.


Clerks deal with mounds of paper in chancery court. (CBS)

Clerk’s Office Struggles With Mountains Of Paper

Now officials are trying to go green and clean up some of that paper. But as CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports, they have a long way to go.


Sheila Simon

Lt. Governor Simon Calls For Equal Pay For Women At Rally

The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois says there’s been progress for women, but not enough in terms of pay at an equal pay for women rally in downtown Chicago.


U.S. Army National Guard Maj. Christopher Bonds was arrested in 2008 for allegedly assaulting his elderly aunt, but prosecutors dismissed the charges. However, they've denied requests to have his record expunged, even though the charges were dropped and he had no previous criminal record. (Credit: CBS)

Four Years After Charges Dropped, Soldier Still Trying To Clear His Name

A local Iraq War veteran has been trying to clear his name, after he was accused of attacking a family member.

CBS 2–10/23/2012

Some West Side residents say their street lamps have been out for several days. (CBS)

Street Lights Go Dark For Weeks, Say Frightened West Side Residents

A six-block stretch of Pulaski Avenue between Madison and Fulton was pitch black Tuesday night, CBS 2 observed.


Dorothy Brown, Ricardo Munoz

Brown: ‘The Name-Calling And Games Didn’t Stop Us’

Three-term incumbent Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown handily beat back a challenge from Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd) for her seat Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney

Voters Head To Polls For Illinois Primary

Voters are heading to the polls Tuesday morning for an Illinois primary election that experts have said could be “defining” for the Republican presidential race.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Cook County government seal (CBS)

Circuit Court Clerk’s Staffer Reassigned Amid Gang Allegations

A man who says he was a gang member at age 13 has been reassigned from a court job at age 46, after the Chicago Crime Commission identified him as a current gang leader.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown

Dorothy Brown’s Home Damaged In Fire

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that damaged the Calumet Heights home of Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown Friday night on the South Side.


Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown appears at the County Board meeting Thursday. (CBS)

Brown Says She Needs To Keep Her Bodyguards, Following Several Threats

One man who wrote to Brown suggested she is in his sights, “especially coming out of your office and walking to your car.” CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown appears at the County Board meeting Thursday. (CBS)

Clerk Dorothy Brown Gets 17 Jobs Abruptly Restored

Seventeen jobs that were cut from the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s office last week were suddenly restored Thursday after office head Dorothy Brown told commissioners she discovered $700,000 she didn’t know she had in her budget.


The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. (Credit:

Mary Todd Lincoln Documents Sent To Lincoln Library

A bucket brigade of public officials has transferred Mary Todd Lincoln’s insanity hearing record from court vaults to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

File Photo Of Foreclosure Sign (AP Photo)

Homeowners Due Cash After Foreclosures

Cook County officials are looking for nearly 2,000 former property owners who are due money after a foreclosure.


Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown

Circuit Court Clerk Cuts 170 Employees

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has been forced to hand out pink slips, as she seeks to meet demands to cut her office’s budget.

WBBM Newsradio–02/15/2011

Money Owed In Foreclosed Property Cases

If you lost a home or commercial property to foreclosure and might still have equity in it, you could have money coming to you. Check or call 312-603-5035. The Cook County Clerk of the […]


File Photo Of Foreclosure Sign (AP Photo)

$17M Awaits Previous Owners Of Foreclosed Properties

The Cook County Court Clerk is looking for 1,900 people to whom she owes $17 million, money that was equity in houses and buildings that were foreclosed on, money the original owners never claimed.

WBBM Newsradio–12/09/2010