GENERAL ORDER NO. 8.1


As authorized by the Chief Judge pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 553, the following persons may release on bail any persons arrested or charged with violations where bail has been preset under Supreme Court Rules 526, 527 and 528 (Ill.Rev.Stat. 1989, ch. 110A, pars. 526, 527 and 528) and may be released from custody on cash bail or Individual Recognizance in the amount required by that article:

(a) Any General Superintendent, Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant of Police or Watch Commander.

(b) The Sheriff of Cook County, Watch Commander, any Deputy Sheriff designated by said Sheriff.

(c) The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County and his/her deputy clerks

(d) The District Commander of the Illinois Department of Conservation and his designated officers.

(e) Any Police Officer or Watch Commander designated by the Commanding Officer of a Police Department of any village, city, town or other municipality.

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