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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
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  • 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...