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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Divorce court weds power and privacy

    Divorce court weds power and privacy
    J.F.'s marriage was crumbling in 2010, but he didn't want that public. J.F. is a well-known Chicago politician, and when he and his wife ended up in divorce court, he asked that their names be kept secret to avoid a “media frenzy.” Despite...
  • 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...
  • 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......