Preckwinkle Wants To Stop Automatically Sending Juveniles To Adult CourtIllinois judges used to decide whether a young suspect was tried as an adult or a juvenile. Preckwinkle wants to undo a 1982 change in state law which makes transfers for some felony charges automatic – for example, in cases of rape or murder.
Expert: Courts Need Monitor To Oversee Boot Camp SentencesReports that Cook County judges have been improperly sentencing violent criminals to a boot camp reserved for non-violent offenders have prompted a criminal justice expert to call for a fix.
Preckwinkle Wants To Cut Off Nearly Free Insurance For Cook County JudgesCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle fired another shot at Cook County’s Chief Judge Timothy Evans Monday, proposing to cut off the nearly-free health insurance the county offers to judges.
Illinois Judges Plan To Offer Up Civics EducationIf you don’t know the names of the three branches of government, but you do know the names all the judges on “American Idol,” you might not have had enough civics in high school.
Alderman Wants To Increase Fines, Ensure Possible Jail Time For Graffiti TaggersA Chicago alderman wants a new strategy to fight graffiti.
Illinois Attorneys Surveyed About Judicial CandidatesThose running for judge may not have campaign ads or mass mailers to help voters learn about their qualifications, but they do have a recently released survey.
UPDATED: Problems Arise At Polling PlacesElections officials fielded thousands of complaints as voters went to the polls in the election for mayor and City Council seats on Tuesday, though only a handful were for serious issues.
Web Radio Host Gets 2 3/4 Years For ThreatsInternet radio host Hal Turner was sentenced to 2 3/4 years in prison in Brooklyn today for threatening three Chicago judges.