Police Supt. David Brown Blames Prosecutors, Judicial System In Part For Gun Violence, State's Attorney Kim Foxx Fires BackFollowing a July 4th holiday weekend in which 100 people were shot and 18 of them were killed, police Supt. David Brown and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx have gotten into a very public fight.
Cook County Courts Move Back To Virtual Hearings Amid Resurgent PandemicCook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans has issued an order that all court matters should be conducted by teleconference or videoconference except in "extraordinary or compelling circumstances."
Cook County Jail Runs Out Of Electronic Monitoring BraceletsThe sheriff's department said Thursday that the lack of the bracelets will mean that defendants who might otherwise have been sent home will have to remain in jail, where hundreds of detainees and staffers have been infected by COVID-19 in recent weeks.
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.
Judge Re-Thinking Courthouse Cell Phone Ban, With Domestic Violence Victims In MindCook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans says a major impetus for restricting cell phones is the activity of gang members, who have used cell phones to take pictures of witnesses. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Report: Evans Hiring New Judges Despite Lack Of Need For ThemCook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans appears to be moving ahead with his plan to hire more trial judges when they may not be needed.
Judge Accused Of Shoving Deputy Removed From DutiesA panel of judges finds that Cynthia Brim poses a potential “threat of injury to the public, the judicial branch of government or the orderly administration of justice.”
Chief Judge Evans Appoints Prosecutor To Tax BoardCook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans has skipped some prominent politicos in making an appointment to the county Board of Tax Review.