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Judicial board says DuPage judge lied to cops about bullet, retaliated vs. women for harassment complaints
The Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board is alleging a DuPage County judge retaliated against two courthouse employees for accusing him of sexual harassment and repeatedly lied to police and the board, in a separate matter, about firing a bullet through his apartment wall into an adjacent unit.
African-American bar association questions lack of black candidates for Cook County sociate judge posts
The country's oldest association of African-American judges has decried the most recent selection of associate judges to the Cook County Circuit Court for lack of diversity, saying the lack of new black judges means the county's bench is moving away from resembling the community it serves.
Cook County Circuit Court selects 16 to serve as associate judges; 17th selection headed to runoff balloting
Five current associate judges and 11 lawyers will take the bench in Cook County this summer, after the Cook County Circuit Court’s 252 elected circuit judges selected them to be appointed to serve as associate judges, filling vacancies in local courtrooms until at least next summer.
Cook Courts Clerk appeal: Federal judge wrongly stepped into dispute over public access to court files
Moments after a Chicago federal judge chided her for creating a system designed to take an “end-run” around the First Amendment’s guarantee of public access to public information, the clerk of Cook County’s courts has asked a federal appeals court to put a hold on the judge's order and further remove the matter from the judge’s consideration entirely.
Cook County's courts have been given an additional six months to bring their civil case filing systems into alignment with a statewide electronic case filing system required by the Illinois Supreme Court, despite comments from Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown just weeks earlier they would be ready to meet a Jan. 1 deadline.