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Expert: Courts Need Monitor To Oversee Boot Camp Sentences

Reports 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.

11/22/2013

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Preckwinkle Wants To Cut Off Nearly Free Insurance For Cook County Judges

Cook 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.

10/08/2013

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Illinois Judges Plan To Offer Up Civics Education

If 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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012

Graffiti Artist

Alderman Wants To Increase Fines, Ensure Possible Jail Time For Graffiti Taggers

A Chicago alderman wants a new strategy to fight graffiti.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

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Illinois Attorneys Surveyed About Judicial Candidates

Those 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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/27/2012

Late Polling Place

UPDATED: Problems Arise At Polling Places

Elections 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.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Hal Turner

Web Radio Host Gets 2 3/4 Years For Threats

Internet radio host Hal Turner was sentenced to 2 3/4 years in prison in Brooklyn today for threatening three Chicago judges.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2010