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  • On steps of county courthouses, Christian volunteers offer prayers and a kind word for all

    On steps of county courthouses, Christian volunteers offer prayers and a kind word for all
    It didn't matter how many times Elaine Cornett walked in and out of Leighton Criminal Court Building without saying hello. The volunteers for Courtside Ministries Chicago who prayed outside every day would not give up. Sure enough, one day Cornett...
  • Justice for Cristina

    Justice for Cristina
    Seven-year-old Cristina Zvunca watched in horror as her mother was crushed beneath the wheels of a Greyhound bus. As her mother lay face down dying in the street, Cristina screamed "Mommy" and collapsed over the body. The 2002 fatal accident led to what...
  • A mosaic of justice, Cook County-style

     
    This is a picture worth a thousand curse words. It’s the image of the Cook County Circuit Court’s writ of habeas corpus in a case involving alleged armed robber Ladaris Butler, 21, and it reveals, at a glance, just how......
  • Preckwinkle budget: no new taxes, fees

    Preckwinkle budget: no new taxes, fees
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle plans to close a $152 million budget gap next year by getting more federal health care funding, cutting spending and hoping more tax money is collected. It's a good-news budget, without higher taxes, fines or...
  • Preckwinkle opposes Emanuel on gun crime mandatory sentences

    Preckwinkle opposes Emanuel on gun crime mandatory sentences
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke out Wednesday against mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes — a key legislative initiative of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in his effort to tamp down a stubbornly high level of city violence. "I've...
  • Phones, tablets, laptops banned in Cook Co. criminal courts

    Phones, tablets, laptops banned in Cook Co. criminal courts
    Citing an increasing concern that gang members are using handheld electronic devices to influence courtroom proceedings, the top judge in Cook County announced today the general public will be barred from bringing cell phones, tablet computers and other...
  • Panic in the court! Cellphone ban should be a last resort, not a first step

     
    Earlier this week, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans wisely delayed implementation of a policy that, with few exceptions, will prohibit the public from bringing cellphones into county courthouses. Wiser still would have been a decision to scrap the...
  • Evans makes a bad call

     
    In the posts below you will another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist Dear Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans: Brace yourself. That’s all I can say, since you ignored...
  • Dart v. Evans v. Preckwinkle

     
    Originally published April 17; moved to the top of the blog because it's the subject of my Friday print column. I've been meaning to get to this extraordinary spat on "Chicago Tonight" earlier this month. WTTW-Ch. 11 invited Cook County......
  • Common sense locked out in Cook County Jail dispute

     
    Judges, not law enforcement officials, need to take responsibility for which prisoners get released on home monitoring Friday's print column Something extremely odd happened in the Cook County criminal court system in November: Suddenly, and without...
  • Voters: It’s time to say ‘when’ to the insiders

     
    For those in Cook County who care about the state of our politics — and I’ll offer evidence in a moment to demonstrate how depressingly small your number is — here’s a helpful slogan to remember as you prepare to......