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Sheriff Dart Announces Results from First Month of Conceal Carry Applications

By at February 5, 2014 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff Dart Announces Results from First Month of Conceal Carry Applications

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office has objected to the concealed carry applications for 240 individuals within the first month of Illinois’ new concealed carry law, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today. Among the 240 applicants, five have already been denied by the Illinois State Police. The Illinois Concealed Carry Licensing Board will review and decide the merits of more...

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Electronic communications/Internet devices ban goes into effect April 15 at 26th and California

By at April 14, 2013 | 7:40 am | 0 Comment

Electronic communications/Internet devices ban goes into effect April 15 at 26th and California

Originally appeared at the Cook County Chief Judge's website Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced that starting Monday, April 15, 2013, the court will begin the enforcement of the full ban on all electronic communications and Internet devices at the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building at 26th and California. The ban, which was more...

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Cook County Homeland Security Executive Discusses Immigration Reform Policies at the White House

By at February 6, 2013 | 4:16 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Homeland Security Executive Discusses Immigration Reform Policies at the White House

Michael Masters, Executive Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Cook County, IL, will join senior law enforcement officials from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and former New York, Los Angeles, and Boston Police Chief Bill Bratton Wednesday at the White House, where they will discuss strides made in securing US borders, more...

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Preckwinkle Lauds Approval Of Lost And Stolen Firearms Ordinance

By at February 5, 2013 | 4:58 pm | 7 Comments

Preckwinkle Lauds Approval Of Lost And Stolen Firearms Ordinance

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle lauded the passage by the Cook County Board today of an ordinance requiring firearm owners to report the sale, loss, theft, destruction or transfer of firearms. Individuals who sell, lose, destroy, transfer or have their firearm stolen in the County, are now required to report it to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office within more...

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Chief Judge Evans enters order which prohibits cell phones in courthouses where criminal matters are heard

By at December 19, 2012 | 3:41 pm | 1 Comments

Chief Judge Evans enters order which prohibits cell phones in courthouses where criminal matters are heard

    Originally appeared in the December 12, 2012 edition of  CookCountyCourt.org Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today announced beginning January 14, 2013, the public will not be permitted to bring cell phones and other electronic devices into any Circuit Court of Cook County courthouse facility except for the Richard J. Daley more...

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President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart Announce Major Construction Project at Cook County Jail

By at December 10, 2012 | 1:13 pm | 3 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart Announce Major Construction Project at Cook County Jail

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the start of a major construction project at the Cook County Department of Corrections and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) that will improve building standards, increase energy efficiency and realize significant energy savings. The three-year, $34 million dollar project will replace critical more...

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Court ordered parenting class now available online

By at November 13, 2012 | 1:52 pm | 3 Comments

Court ordered parenting class now available online

Originally appeared in the November 13, 2012 edition of CookCountyCourt.org Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans and Domestic Relations Division Presiding Judge Grace G. Dickler announced the court today will begin offering court ordered parenting education classes online through a new interactive program, Children in Between Online more...

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Cook County to Dedicate $2 Million Towards Violence Prevention

By at October 31, 2012 | 10:26 am | 12 Comments

Cook County to Dedicate $2 Million Towards Violence Prevention

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a compromise to the proposed firearm and ammunition tax and a $2 million dedicated to violence prevention, intervention and reduction programs that combat gun violence. The County will impose a $25 tax on the purchase of firearms, while eliminating the proposed tax on ammunition. The $2 million, which more...

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Chief Judge Evans, Judge Toomin Announce Attorneys to Mentor Court-Involved Minors

By at October 9, 2012 | 2:38 pm | 2 Comments

Chief Judge Evans, Judge Toomin Announce Attorneys to Mentor Court-Involved Minors

Originally published at  the Circuit Court of Cook County website: Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans and Juvenile Justice Division Presiding Judge Michael P. Toomin today announced that the  juvenile court has partnered with several bar organizations to launch a new program in which male attorneys volunteer to commit to a one year mentoring more...

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Law Office Of the Cook County Public Defender Receives $159,000 Grant for Mitigator Project

By at October 4, 2012 | 3:04 pm | 1 Comments

Law Office Of the Cook County Public Defender Receives $159,000 Grant for Mitigator Project

The Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender has received a $159,000 grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to hire experienced mitigators and create a mitigator internship program, in partnership with graduate programs throughout Illinois.  “Government funding is scarce, resources are limited, and this grant is critical to our mission to more...

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