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Cook County Circuit Court Committee to Study Training of New Judges

By at October 1, 2012 | 12:29 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Circuit Court Committee to Study Training of New Judges

From the website of the Circuit Court of Cook County: Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today announced he is forming a committee of judges to study and make recommendations on the Circuit Court’s New Judges’ Seminar program. Evans said, “I have asked those of my colleagues to thoroughly review the current curriculum and training more...

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Chief Judge Evans Announces Annual Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Courthouse Tours

By at September 7, 2012 | 11:58 am | 0 Comment

Chief Judge Evans Announces Annual Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Courthouse Tours

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the Annual Latino Hispanic Heritage Month Courthouse Tours of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, will take place on Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 2012. Co-sponsoring the tours are the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and the Puerto Rican Bar more...

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Cook County Clerk of the Court Brown Optomistic About E-Filing Expansion

By at September 4, 2012 | 2:35 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Clerk of the Court Brown Optomistic About E-Filing Expansion

Coming off the heels of her inaugural E-Court advisory Committee meeting, Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court says she is “optimistic” about an August 23, 2012 letter from Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, in which he notes that the Illinois Supreme Court’s statewide plan to create uniform e-filing principles and standards is expected to be concluded “within more...

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Clerk of the Circuit Court, Elected Officials and Agencies Sponsor Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit

By at May 17, 2012 | 11:14 am | 7 Comments

Clerk of the Circuit Court, Elected Officials and Agencies Sponsor Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit

The Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County; the Honorable Anita Alvarez, State’s Attorney of Cook County; the Honorable Abishi C. Cunningham, Cook County Public Defender, the Honorable Thomas J. Dart, Cook County Sheriff; Dr. Byron Brazier, Pastor of Apostolic Church of God, NBC 5 Chicago, and an array of governmental, legal, community and more...

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Preckwinkle, Superintendent McCarthy agree on ticketing for marijuana possession

By at February 9, 2012 | 9:52 am | 2 Comments

Preckwinkle, Superintendent McCarthy agree on ticketing for marijuana possession

An excerpt from a February 8, 2012 story as it appeared in the Chicago Tribune: Drug enforcement measures in place for decades have filled jails with poor and minority offenders, marred police officers' credibility in the neighborhoods they patrol and fractured communities, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Cook County Board President Toni more...

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Michael Masters, Executive Director of Cook County Homeland Security, Discusses Project Shield on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

By at January 12, 2012 | 10:23 am | 0 Comment

Michael Masters, Executive Director of Cook County Homeland Security, Discusses Project Shield on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

Video and an excerpt from a story as it appeared at WTTW.com,  Wednesday, January 11th: Project Shield, the federally funded Homeland Security program to install security cameras across Cook County, had problems at every stage of its development, according to a report released Sunday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general. Click here more...

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Preckwinkle, Alvarez and Cunningham Partner With County Board on Key Public Safety Funding

By at November 18, 2011 | 9:57 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Alvarez and Cunningham Partner With County Board on Key Public Safety Funding

In a broad show of support heading into the vote on the 2012 budget today Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Public Defender A.C. Cunningham, First Assistant State’s Attorney Shauna Boliker and a bipartisan coalition of County Commissioners gathered to highlight the restoration of funding to the Office of the Public Defender and the State’s Attorney’s more...

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Pres. Preckwinkle Announces up to $1 Million for Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring Program

By at October 6, 2011 | 2:25 pm | 1 Comments

Pres. Preckwinkle Announces up to $1 Million for Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that her office has awarded the office of Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart up to $1 million in matching grant funds to provide services for individuals who are put on Electronic Monitoring within the Cook County criminal justice system.  The announcement comes on the heels of the latest STAR (Set Targets, more...

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Military Vets Finding Successful Careers as Cook County Sheriff’s Police

By at August 10, 2011 | 8:19 am | 1 Comments

Military Vets Finding Successful Careers as Cook County Sheriff’s Police

Five months after the Cook County Sheriff’s Training Academy was certified as an eligible site for benefits under the G.I. Bill, nearly one-third of those cadets graduating today are U.S. military veterans, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Wednesday. Ceremonies are set for 2 p.m. today at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Heights. Graduation more...

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August 1st is an Air Pollution Action Day

By at August 1, 2011 | 9:37 am | 0 Comment

August 1st is an Air Pollution Action Day

Persons with heart or respiratory ailments are advised to limit activities and remain indoors. Participants in the Partners for Clean Air Program are requested to initiate their activities. The general public can help reduce ozone levels by limiting unnecessary driving, by using public transportation, by avoiding refueling, by avoiding the use of oil base paints more...

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