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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...
  • Watchdog update: Head of Cook Co. adult probation removed

    Watchdog update: Head of Cook Co. adult probation removed
    Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans shook up the court's beleaguered adult probation department Monday by removing the agency’s longtime head — a change of leadership he said would better serve the public. The move comes after a Tribune...
  • Michael J. Howlett Jr., Cook County judge, 1948-2014

     Michael J. Howlett Jr., Cook County judge, 1948-2014
    Michael J. Howlett Jr., son of a former Illinois secretary of state, was an accomplished attorney, popular law professor and a Cook County judge. "He was one of the best judges and nicest men I ever met," said Judge William Bauer of the 7th U.S. Circuit...
  • Ill. Supreme Court issues critical report on Cook Co. court system

    Ill. Supreme Court issues critical report on Cook Co. court system
    The Illinois Supreme Court released a critical and unprecedented report Friday into how Cook County’s court system handles criminal suspects, pointing to a lack of leadership and basic understanding of certain court services that has contributed...
  • 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...
  • Judge steps aside in case involving Daley nephew

    Judge steps aside in case involving Daley nephew
    The special prosecutor in the case of Richard Vanecko, the nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley, is asking that a judge from outside Cook County be assigned to the case to avoid the appearance of impropriety. Cook County Judge Arthur Hill has recused...
  • Chief judge asks state high court to put judge outside Cook Co. on Koschman case

    Chief judge asks state high court to put judge outside Cook Co. on Koschman case
    Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans said today he has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to name a judge from outside of Cook County to preside over the trial of a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley in a 2004 death of David Koschman. Evans agreed to a...
  • Legal battles hidden from public view

    Legal battles hidden from public view
    A Northwestern University student filed a lawsuit against the school in 2008, alleging top administrators failed to discipline a student who raped her. But what happened in the case is a secret. The student's complaint, filed under a pseudonym to...
  • Death of Harold Washington, Chicago's first black mayor, stunned the city

     Death of Harold Washington, Chicago's first black mayor, stunned the city
    The death of Chicago's first black mayor was marked by tears of sorrow, words of praise — and down-and-dirty politicking. A few days after Harold Washington had a fatal heart attack in his City Hall office, 25 years ago Nov. 25, a Tribune reporter...
  • 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...
  • Electronic devices to be banned from court

    Electronic devices to be banned from court
    A crackdown on cellphones and other electronics in Cook County criminal courthouses begins next week at the busiest criminal court facility in the country. The ban on smartphones, computer tablets and other electronic devices takes effect Monday at...