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2013 Press Releases
12/20/2013 - Statement by Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans, December 20, 2013
11/12/2013 - Legal Community Honored for Domestic Violence Work
10/11/2013 - Chief Judge Evans announces date for Annual Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
10/01/2013 - Chief Judge Evans invites public to attend Annual Polish Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
09/24/2013 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Italian Heritage Month Courthouse Tour On October 17, 2013
09/11/2013 - Circuit Judges elect Chief Judge Evans to lead court for a fifth term
09/06/2013 - New Court Access Initiatives for Non-English Speaking Persons
08/23/2013 - New court initiative aimed at keeping dangerous drivers off the road - Traffic offenders’ nationwide driving court record data to be available at sentencing
05/29/2013 - Pro Bono Programs Helps Chicago's Low Income Litigants in Municipal Civil Jury Cases
04/11/2013 - Electronic communications/Internet devices ban goes into effect April 15 at 26th and California
02/22/2013 - Chief Judge Evans announces Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour set for March 22
01/31/2013 - Special Prosecutor will no longer bill Cook County for attorney fees in Koschman investigation
01/11/2013 - New Court Order for Electronic Communication and Internet Devices

2012 Press Releases
12/18/2012 - Chief Judge Evans agrees to request judge from outside of Cook County for Vanecko case
12/12/2012 - Chief Judge Evans enters order which prohibits cell phones in courthouses where criminal matters are heard
11/16/2012 - Court’s online class can help parents who are separating prepare children before case is filed and after
11/02/2012 - Statement issued by the Office of the Chief Judge on Judge Susan McDunn
10/31/2012 - Statement by Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans on gun court
10/09/2012 - Attorneys to mentor court-involved minors
10/04/2012 - Chief Judge Evans invites public to Annual Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
09/24/2012 - Chief Judge Evans invites public to attend Annual Polish Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
09/18/2012 - Chief Judge Evans assigns judges in five Burge torture claims
09/11/2012 - Chief Judge Evans invites public to attend Annual Italian Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
08/28/2012 - Chief Judge Evans announces dates for Annual Latino Hispanic Heritage Month Courthouse Tours
08/17/2012 - Chief Judge Evans praises judges for newest juvenile initiative
05/15/2012 - No Marriages and Civil Unions will be performed in Cook County Building on Saturday, May 19, 2012
04/18/2012 - Bond court, marriages and civil unions to end on weekends at all suburban courts
03/12/2012 - Circuit Court of Cook County Executive Committee Action on Judge Cynthia Brim
01/24/2012 - Statement by Chief Judge Evans welcoming Illinois Supreme Court new policy on cameras in court
01/23/2012 - Chief Judge Evans and Presiding Judge Laws announce opening of free legal self-help web center in Markham

2011 Press Releases
07/06/2011 - Chief Judge Evans appoints Judge Dickler Presiding Judge of the Domestic Relations Division and Judge Patti Presiding Judge of Domestic Violence Division
06/30/2011 - Chief Judge Evans introduces new performance measurement initiative
06/22/2011 - Loss of power closes Maywood courthouse
05/26/2011 - The Circuit Court of Cook County is not part of the Cook County Shutdown Day set for tomorrow, Friday, May 27, 2011
05/02/2011 - Chief Judge Evans announces date for Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Day Courthouse Tour
04/18/2011 - Chief Judge Evans announces Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
03/31/2011 - Chief Judge Evans appoints Judge Raymond L. Jagielski as Presiding Judge of the Fifth Municipal District
02/25/2011 - Chief Judge Evans announces Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour
02/10/2011 - Parentage and Child Support Court moves to Daley Center
02/02/2011 - Circuit Court of Cook County to close Wednesday, February 2, 2011
02/02/2011 - Circuit Court of Cook County to remain closed for second consecutive day
02/02/2011 - Cook County Circuit Court to reopen Friday
02/01/2011 - Circuit Court of Cook County announces cancellation of jury service but courts to remain open
01/31/2011 - Chief Judge Evans selects SEC prosecutor as Board of Review Commissioner
01/28/2011 - Chief Judge Evans appoints Judge William O. Maki as Presiding Judge of court’s Third Municipal District
01/14/2011 - Circuit Court to mark Black History Month with one week of courthouse tours
01/12/2011 - 11 candidates vie for appointment to Board of Review vacancy

2010 Press Releases
12/08/2010 - Chief Judge Evans establishes application process to fill Cook County Board of Review vacancy
12/07/2010 - Chief Judge Evans appoints committee to study Law Division’s Black Line Trial Call
12/03/2010 - Chief Judge Evans begins series of sweeping changes throughout the court system
10/28/2010 - Court's new Domestic Violence Division expands to two suburban districts
10/15/2010 - Chief Judge Evans announces date for Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
10/06/2010 - Chief Judge Evans sets October 27 for Annual Polish Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
07/08/2010 - Chief Judge Evans announces retired judge to head new office on specialty courts
06/18/2010 - Chief Judge Evans expands minority participation in Court Lawyer Referral Program
06/08/2010 - Fumes close two branch courtrooms in Chicago
05/28/2010 - Chief Judge Evans acts to strengthen confidence in Cook County judiciary
05/03/2010 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Day Courthouse Tour
04/20/2010 - Chief Judge Evans announces free services to homeowners in foreclosure
02/26/2010 - Chief Judge Evans announces Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour
01/22/2010 - Circuit Court to mark Black History Month with one week of courthouse tours

2009 Press Releases
12/23/2009 - Statement by Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans
12/09/2009 - Circuit Court steps up response to domestic violence victims and their abusers
10/19/2009 - Chief Judge Evans announces date of Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
09/30/2009 - Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans receives prestigious Willam H. Rehnquist Award
09/21/2009 - Date set for Annual Polish Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
09/08/2009 - Date announced for Annual Italian Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
08/28/2009 - Dates announced for Latino Hispanic Heritage Month Courthouse Tours
08/20/2009 - Circuit Court of Cook County circuit judges to select 10 new associate judges
07/15/2009 - Chief Judge Evans appoints new supervising judge for Housing Court
07/10/2009 - Markham courthouse reopens after short power failure
05/08/2009 - Chief Judge Evans announces date for Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Day Court Tour
04/20/2009 - Chief Judge Evans announces date for Annual Asian Pacific Am Heritage Month Tour
01/28/2009 - Chief Judge Evans appoints Presiding Judges for Fifth and Sixth Municipal Districts

2008 Press Releases
12/11/2008 - Chief Judge Evans announces sweeping reforms to bail setting procedures
09/19/2008 - Chief Judge Evans bolsters Chancery Division to keep pace with rising foreclosure cases
09/09/2008 - Chief Judge Evans sets date for court’s Italian Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
08/25/2008 - Chief Judge Evans announces dates for court’s annual National Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Courthouse Tours
08/21/2008 - Chief Judge Evans announces Circuit Court of Cook County Committee on Domestic Violence Court
08/13/2008 - Nominating Committee announces names of 18 associate judge candidates
08/06/2008 - Loss of power closes Markham courthouse
07/01/2008 - Chief Judge Evans announces decision on detention center administrator
05/20/2008 - Statement by Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans
04/22/2008 - Chief Judge Evans appoints Judge Sterba Acting Presiding Judge of Fifth Municipal District
04/21/2008 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Circuit Court of Cook County Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour to be held on May 21, 2008
02/29/2008 - Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans orders the County Board to fund court operations
02/28/2008 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Women's History Month Courthouse Tour to be held March 28, 2008
01/18/2008 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Black History Month Courthouse Tours

2007 Press Releases
10/15/2007 - Chief Judge Evans announces Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
09/26/2007 - Chief Judge Evans announces Polish Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
09/19/2007 - Chief Judge Evans announces date for Italian Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
09/12/2007 - Evans overwhelmingly re-elected to third term as Chief Judge
08/27/2007 - Markham courthouse reopened today at 1 p.m., cases rescheduled
08/27/2007 - Markham courthouse remains closed
08/27/2007 - Chief Judge Evans announces dates for court's annual National Latino/Hispanic Month Courthouse Tours
08/24/2007 - Chief Judge Evans announces temporary closing of two suburban courthouses
08/20/2007 - Chief Judge Evans announces free legal services for at-risk families at new bi-lingual help desk
06/25/2007 - Chief Judge Evans announces 2007 Mock Trial winners
05/23/2007 - Circuit Court honors graduates of Criminal Division Drug Treatment Court
05/14/2007 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Day Courthouse Tour
05/01/2007 - 149 Associate Judges Seek Retention
04/25/2007 - Chief Judge Evans announces launch of "how to" DVD for eviction court litigants
04/23/2007 - Chief Judge Evans announces Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour to be held on May 23, 2007
02/27/2007 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Women's History Month Courthouse Tour to be held March 27, 2007
02/02/2007 - Nominating Committee announces names of 62 associate judge candidates
01/19/2007 - Chief Judge Evans announces dates for Annual Black History Month Courthouse Tours

2006 Press Releases
11/15/2006 - Circuit Court approves distribution of close to $5 million in cy pres awards
10/03/2006 - Chief Judge Evans announces one day closing of Bridgeview courthouse
09/27/2006 - Chief Judge Evans announces Polish Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
09/11/2006 - Chief Judge Evans announces Italian Heritage Month Courthouse Tours
09/01/2006 - Chief Judge Evans announces dates for court's annual National Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Courthouse Tours
08/01/2006 - Chief Judge Evans appoints Judge Thomas F. Carmody, Jr. as Presiding Judge of the Fifth Municipal District
07/11/2006 - Branches 43 and 44 closed until Thursday, July 13, 2006
06/21/2006 - Chief Judge Evans announces new help desk to link eviction court litigants with social service providers
05/15/2006 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Day Courthouse Tour
05/09/2006 - Circuit Court of Cook County to honor 11 drug treatment court graduates
03/27/2006 - Circuit Court partners with CVLS to expand Access to Justice pro bono program
02/27/2006 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Women's History Month Courthouse Tour to be held March 27, 2006
01/17/2006 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Black History Month Courthouse Tours

2005 Press Releases
09/22/2005 - Chief Judge Evans appoints new presiding judge of County Division and new supervising judge of Traffic Section
08/01/2005 - Chief Judge Evans appoints Jesus Reyes as Acting Chief Probation Officer
07/27/2005 - Circuit Court launches free legal advice for low income self represented litigants in collection court
05/16/2005 - Circuit Court of Cook County to honor 13 drug treatment court graduates during National Drug Court Month
05/09/2005 - Video teleconferencing comes to the Law Division
04/25/2005 - Chief Judge Evans announces date for Annual Circuit Court of Cook County Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
04/01/2005 - Associate Judge Nominating Committee announces names of 40 judicial candidates
03/29/2005 - Extended hours for County Division on Election Day, April 5, 2005
02/10/2005 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Women's History Month Courthouse Tour to be held March 11, 2005
02/07/2005 - Chief Judge Evans to create new section dedicated to mortgage foreclosures and mechanics liens
01/14/2005 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Black History Month Courthouse Tours

2004 Press Releases
11/29/2004 - Circuit Court of Cook County launches educational pilot program: What Teens Should Know About the Criminal Justice System
11/17/2004 - Chief Judge Evans appoints Robert F. Harris as Cook County Public Guardian
11/01/2004 - Suburban Drug Treatment Court Honors Graduates
10/26/2004 - Suburban Drug Treatment Court Honors Graduates
10/14/2004 - Associate Judge Stanley J. Sacks
10/07/2004 - Circuit Court of Cook County to hold family violence symposium for western suburbs on October 12, 2004
09/30/2004 - Teens confront tough traffic safety issues at conference organized by Circuit Court of Cook County
08/20/2004 - Adult Probation Department Investigation
05/10/2004 - Chief Judge Evans announces date for Puerto Rican Heritage Day Courthouse Tour
05/07/2004 - Chief Judge Evans announces expansion of court's In-Court Lawyer Referral Program
04/29/2004 - Chief Judge Evans announces launching of Mental Health Court pilot program
02/17/2004 - Chief Judge Evans announces opening of Chancery Division Advice Desk
02/11/2004 - Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Women's History Month Courthouse Tour to be held March 11, 2004
01/21/2004 - Associate Judge Adam D. Bourgeois, Jr.
01/16/2004 - Chief Judge Evans announces dates for court's Black History Month Courthouse Tours
01/09/2004 - Cook County alternative court programs praised for keeping youth out of detention

2003 Press Releases
11/18/2003 - Chief Judge Evans announces temporary closing of Maywood courthouse
11/18/2003 - Fourth Municipal District bond call to be held in Maywood courthouse tomorrow
10/15/2003 - Chief Judge Evans announces date for court's annual Arab Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
10/10/2003 - Court to host Domestic Violence Conference for south and southwestern Cook County
09/29/2003 - Chief Judge Evans announces temporary closing of Criminal Courts Building
09/24/2003 - Chief Judge Evans announces date for court's annual Polish Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
09/17/2003 - Circuit Court of Cook County to hold Domestic Violence Symposium
09/10/2003 - Chief Judge Evans appoints Judge Shelley Sutker-Dermer as Presiding Judge of the Second Municipal District
09/03/2003 - Chief Judge Evans announces dates for court's annual National Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Courthouse Tours
06/23/2003 - Chief Judge Evans honors individual mock trial winners
06/10/2003 - Chief Judge Evans announces major reorganization in Fifth Municipal District
05/20/2003 - Cook County Circuit Court receives $1 million grant for Lawndale teens
05/19/2003 - Chief Judge Evans announces Puerto Rican Heritage Day Courthouse Tour
05/19/2003 - Circuit Court to host seminar on Property Tax Code's Indemnity Fund
04/29/2003 - Loyola's Children Center to enhance medical services offered at Maywood courthouse
04/28/2003 - 140 Associate Judges Seek Retention
03/28/2003 - Statement by Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans
03/10/2003 - Circuit Court to hold receptions for associate judge candidates
03/06/2003 - Associate Judge Nominating Committee announces names of 24 judicial candidates
03/04/2003 - Chief Judge Evans adds Women's History Month to court's Community Heritage Courthouse Tour series
02/18/2003 - Chief Judge Evans announces transfers of 12 judges
02/09/2003 - Circuit Court works with local churches and clinics to save children's lives
01/30/2003 - Chief Judge Evans appoints Judge E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. as Presiding Judge of the First Municipal District
01/21/2003 - Chief Judge Evans announces expanded dates for the Annual Circuit Court of Cook County Black History Month Courthouse Tours

2002 Press Releases
12/20/2002 - Circuit Court Premiers Educational Video for Seniors
11/04/2002 - Chief Judge Evans sets policy on commercial access to bulk electronic court record data
10/16/2002 - Chief Judge Evans announces 3rd annual family violence conference in Sixth Municipal District
10/16/2002 - Chief Judge Evans announces date for Annual Arab Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
10/09/2002 - Drug Treatment Court Graduation in Sixth Municipal District
09/28/2002 - Circuit Court conducts Child Safety Seat Check at Apostolic Church of God
09/27/2002 - Chief Judge Evans announces first Polish Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
09/09/2002 - Circuit Court of Cook County presents Safety Program for Mature Drivers at Beth Eden Baptist Church
09/06/2002 - Statement by Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans
09/05/2002 - Circuit Court of Cook County offers Safety Program for Mature Drivers in Sixth Municipal District
08/28/2002 - Circuit Court provides additional training for 3,000 attorneys in Mandatory Arbitration Program
08/27/2002 - Statement by Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans
08/27/2002 - Chancery Division pilot program to begin October 1, 2002
07/31/2002 - Students spend day at the Circuit Court of Cook County Traffic Center
07/30/2002 - Safety Program for Mature Drivers offered in Third Municipal District
07/30/2002 - Safety Program for Mature Drivers Offered By Circuit Court of Cook County
07/30/2002 - Safety Program for Mature Drivers offered in Third Municipal District
07/08/2002 - Expedited Child Support Children's Advocacy Room renovations completed
06/28/2002 - Judge Charles M. Travis
05/31/2002 - Loyola Children’s Center opens today in Maywood court facility
05/29/2002 - Chief Judge Evans announces date for court's annual Puerto Rican Heritage Week Courthouse Tour
05/16/2002 - Judge Francis X. Golniewicz
05/15/2002 - Circuit Court hosts Drive Wise . . .Stay Alive Teen Symposium at Proviso East
05/08/2002 - Chief Judge Evans appoints mentoring panel for Judge Himel
05/06/2002 - Circuit Court hosts annual traffic safety program for teens at Comiskey Park
05/03/2002 - Chief Judge Evans announces dates for court's annual Asian Pacific American Month Courthouse Tours
04/30/2002 - Circuit Court hosts pre-prom safety program for Marion Catholic High School students
04/24/2002 - Circuit Court hosts pre-prom safety program for Marion Catholic High School students
04/18/2002 - Safety Program for Mature Drivers Offered By Circuit Court of Cook County
04/17/2002 - Circuit Court hosts DUI Awareness Conference for teens
04/17/2002 - Circuit Court reminds Proviso East students to drive safely
04/02/2002 - Bar evaluation process announced for 2002 associate judge process
03/28/2002 - Safety Program for Mature Drivers Offered by Circuit Court of Cook County
03/11/2002 - The Robert Wood Foundation awards $236,000 grant to Circuit Court of Cook County to help troubled youth
03/05/2002 - Chief Judge Evans appoints Judge Ponce de Leon Presiding Judge of Fourth Municipal District
02/26/2002 - 237 attorneys file applications for associate judge
02/25/2002 - Safety Program for Mature Drivers offered by Circuit Court of Cook County
02/12/2002 - Circuit Court reaches out to churches to save lives
01/29/2002 - Chief Judge Evans announces dates for court's annual Black History Month Courthouse Tours
01/14/2002 - Chief Judge Evans makes sweeping assignments throughout court including the appointment of new Law and Chancery presiding judges

2001 Press Releases
12/03/2001 - Associate Judge Oliver M. Spurlock
11/16/2001 - Circuit Court of Cook County supports National Adoption Day
11/13/2001 - Circuit Court to partner with suburban schools on behalf of abused and neglected children
11/09/2001 - Circuit Court to host traffic safety community forums
10/31/2001 - Court to resume in Third Municipal District tomorrow
10/30/2001 - Chancery Presiding Judge Albert Green to retire
10/12/2001 - Chief Judge Evans announces family violence conference in Sixth Municipal District
09/27/2001 - Chief Judge Evans announces conference on family violence
09/21/2001 - Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans, recently elected Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of County, today announced several significant appointments affecting the Law Division of the Circuit Court. Chief Judge Evans expressed his desire to act quickly
07/27/2001 - Safety tips program for mature drivers offered by Circuit Court of Cook County
07/19/2001 - Cook County Circuit Court to open all female evening reporting center
06/28/2001 - Statement by Chief Judge Donald P. O'Connell, June 28, 2001
06/26/2001 - Chief Judge O'Connell announces juror exit questionnaire pilot survey
06/20/2001 - Chief Judge O'Connell announces First Puerto Rican Heritage Day Courthouse Tour
06/19/2001 - New safety program for mature drivers offered by Circuit Court of Cook County
05/21/2001 - Circuit Court reminds high school students to drive safely
05/17/2001 - Traffic court section added to Circuit Court's web site
05/15/2001 - Circuit Court Mock Trial winners awarded summer internships
05/01/2001 - Chief Judge O'Connell announces Third Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Courthouse Tours & New Release of Circuit Court Informational Guide in Chinese and Korean
04/30/2001 - Circuit Court uses high-tech tool to help students make smart driving choices
04/20/2001 - Associate Judge Nominating Committee announces names of 22 judicial candidates
04/09/2001 - New safety program for mature drivers offered by Circuit Court of Cook County
02/21/2001 - Safety Program for Mature Drivers offered by Circuit Court of Cook County
02/09/2001 - Chief Judge O'Connell announces Have a Heart child safety seat program
01/29/2001 - Chief Judge O'Connell launches two pilot programs in Child Protection Division
01/11/2001 - Chief Judge O'Connell embarks on second year of courthouse tours commemorating Black History Month

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