Court Clerk's Office Says Animal Abuser Registry Unused Because It Did Not Know About The Ordinance Requiring ItThe Cook County animal abuser registry has gone unused for its years of existence because the court clerk's office didn't know it existed, officials say.
Former County Commissioner Shocked Animal Abuser Registry He Worked To Create Was Never UsedCook County's animal abuser registry, meant to prevent convicted animal abusers from buying pets, has never been used since it was created.
County Registry Meant To Prevent Convicted Animal Abusers From Buying Pets Goes UnusedThe Cook County Sheriff's Office's database meant to prevent convicted animal abusers from buying pets has never been used during its years of existence.
Cook County Officials Agree Too Many Minor Criminals End Up In JailFour top Cook County officials offered a wide spectrum of opinions Thursday as they talked about resolving problems in the criminal justice system, though all agreed too many people charged with minor crimes end up locked up in jail.
Confusion Over Start Of Cell Phone Ban At Cook County CourthousesMonday was supposed to be the beginning of the no-cell phone policy, but on Friday the chief judge's office said there would be a three-month grace period. Thus, perhaps, the confusion.
Chief Judge: Cameras Likely In Cook County Courts By Year's EndCook County's chief judge says his court system should be ready to introduce cameras in courtrooms by the end of the year, although Illinois Supreme Court officials say there's no specific timetable for putting them in place.