Cook County Courts To Allow Cameras In 2015Court officials say the program will begin Jan. 5 in the felony courtrooms at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. It's been the site of many high-profile trials. Bond hearings are excluded from the pilot project.
Report Critical Of Cook County Pretrial ServicesA new report says staff shortages and other problems have undermined the office that helps Cook County judges decide if a suspect should remain in jail pending trial.
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.
County Panel Backs Switch To Electronic Records For Court SystemThe Cook County Board's Technology Committee has voted that it's time to stop tracking court cases, prisoners, and trials using carbon paper and sticky notes.
Four Years After Charges Dropped, Soldier Still Trying To Clear His NameA local Iraq War veteran has been trying to clear his name, after he was accused of attacking a family member.
Workers At Clerk’s Office, Morgue Charged With CorruptionA Cook County Circuit Court employee has been charged with stealing $3,500 in traffic ticket payments, the fourth clerk’s office employee to face criminal charges this year, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Cook County Court Staffer Held On $750K Bail For Allegedly Shredding Court FilesA veteran Cook County Circuit Court employee was ordered held in lieu of $750,000 bail Saturday for allegedly taking court files from work and then shredding them at her kitchen table.
County Considers New Fines For Drug Paraphernalia, Snow Dumping, Public UrinationThe Cook County Board is considering enacting new fines for a variety of offenses from public urination to illegal refrigerator dumping.

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