Big Decisions For Van Dyke: Bench Trial Or Leave Fate To JuryOne of Cook County's biggest murder trials in history will hit a fork Friday morning, as attorneys for Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke decide whether they want the case in the hands of the jury that was selected this week or Judge Vincent Gaughan.
Judge Who Brought Gun To Court To Remain Off BenchA veteran Cook County Judge has been stripped from the bench and placed on administrative duty pending further notice from an executive committee.
Man Charged With Shooting Near 26/Cal CourthouseA man has been charged with shooting another man Monday morning near the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Workers Grumble Over Pay-To-Park Plan At 26th And Cal CourthousePlans to charge motorists a daily fee at the city’s criminal courthouse garage and suburban facilities are “on hold” at the moment, but there’s a possibility that personnel and other visitors may have to shell out the bucks for parking later this year.
Courthouse Cell Phone Ban Turns Some Visitors Into EntrepreneursIf you have to be at the Criminal Court building at 26th and California today, you're advised to leave your cellphone at home or in your car.
Criminal Courthouse Set To Be Renamed For Prominent JudgeThe Cook County Criminal Courthouse may soon be getting a new name.
Cook County To Close Suburban Courthouses On WeekendsGet into trouble on the weekends in Cook County and no matter where you are arrested — from Schaumburg to the city’s West Side to Orland Park — you’ll soon be able to appear before a judge only at Chicago’s 26th and California courthouse.