About Us

OUR GOAL at The Cook County Record is to cover Cook County’s legal system in a way that enables you, our readers, to make the public business your business.

Cook County’s courts are anything but average. A welcome mat to mass torts, asbestos litigation and lottery-like awards have helped create a “judicial hellhole” reputation.

At The Record we hope to provide an objective view of the playing field as well as an active forum for both sides of the argument so that all of us can decide for ourselves.

To that end, we need your help. If you have an opinion, please let us hear it. Don’t hesitate to send us your story ideas, press releases, letters-to-the-editor, or guest columns. We will publish them.

We shall make every effort to be fair and impartial. We shall also do our best to exclude any personal or political bias we have on our news pages.

The Record is owned by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.