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  • Probation department probe to begin

     Probation department probe to begin
    As an investigation into the Cook County Adult Probation Department ordered by the county's chief judge begins, a focus will be the department's little-known and controversial partnerships with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Joseph...
  • A new challenge for Judge Evans

    A new challenge for Judge Evans
    "The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center has spiraled into a wasteful, disorganized, abusive cesspool. The people who have run the place ... have little or no experience for their lofty jobs." — Sept. 7, 2005, Tribune editorial A...
  • Judge Laura Sullivan, take note

    Judge Laura Sullivan, take note
    If Samuel V. Jones wasn't a law professor, he might have put away his pen and pad when a deputy in Cook County Circuit Judge Laura Sullivan's courtroom told him, "There is no note-taking in here." Instead, Jones ended up giving court officials a...
  • Warrantless searches draw criticism

     Warrantless searches draw criticism
    Cook County probation officers have for years quietly teamed up with law enforcement to go into probationers' homes without warrants, looking for guns, drugs and information and leading to questionable and illegal searches, the Tribune has found....
  • Chief judge orders outside investigation into Cook County probation department

    Chief judge orders outside investigation into Cook County probation department
    Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans on Wednesday hired a well-known law firm to investigate allegations that the court’s probation department has improperly teamed up on searches of probationers’ homes with Chicago police and the FBI....
  • Cameras in Cook County courtrooms could finally be close

    Cameras in Cook County courtrooms could finally be close
    Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans has been a vocal advocate of cameras in the courtroom ever since the Illinois Supreme Court cleared the way for the change in a landmark decision in early 2012.  But while dozens of other Illinois counties won the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Electronics ban starts today at Cook County courthouse

    Electronics ban starts today at Cook County courthouse
    A crackdown on cellphones and other electronics in Cook County criminal courthouses begins Monday at the busiest criminal court facility in the country. The ban on smartphones, computer tablets and other electronic devices takes effect Monday at the...
  • Probationer held after taking cell phone photo in court

    Probationer held after taking cell phone photo in court
    Two days after Cook County rolled out the first phase of its cellphone ban, a former convict from Chicago was taken into custody today after he used his phone to take photos of a circuit judge in a suburban courthouse, authorities said. While Judge...