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  • Retired judge Henry A. Budzinski dies at 91

     Retired judge Henry A. Budzinski dies at 91
    Henry A. Budzinski was the longtime presiding judge of Cook County's probate division and oversaw cases involving the estates of the son of Chicago Bears founder George Halas, vanished candy heiress Helen Brach and Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad.
  • Electronic monitoring spikes in Cook County

     Electronic monitoring spikes in Cook County
    Cook County judges ordered record numbers of criminal defendants onto electronic home monitoring last year — a 70 percent increase that has eased overcrowding in the jail but has also created new concerns for the sheriff's office, which must watch...

    Long-troubled Cook County juvenile detention center gets new leader

     Long-troubled Cook County juvenile detention center gets new leader
    The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, which has endured a reputation for being crowded, unclean and poorly staffed, has a new leader, officials announced Thursday. A 15-member Cook County Court advisory committee has selected Leonard...

    Sharp rise in prisoners allowed to go home pending trial in Cook County

    Sharp rise in prisoners allowed to go home pending trial in Cook County
    If you are charged with a felony in Chicago, chances are you'll find yourself in a scuffed-up, sunlit courtroom on the Southwest Side known as Central Bond Court. Dozens of defendants shuffle through Courtroom 100 every day, where a judge hears a few...

    Cameras allowed in Cook County criminal courts in pilot project

    Cameras allowed in Cook County criminal courts in pilot project
    The Illinois Supreme Court has approved a long-awaited pilot program allowing cameras in courtrooms at the Leighton Criminal Court Building beginning next month. Cook County's bid languished for more than 2 1/2 years as a behind-the-scenes debate...