Statement from Chief Judge Evans on the passing of Commissioner Steele

Released On 06/19/2017

“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Commissioner Robert Steele and offer my deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and constituents.”

“Commissioner Steele was an effective advocate not only for his district but for the justice system as well. He took particular interest in the young men and women in the system, and I will always be thankful for his support to programs that helped individuals find a positive path to travel in life.”

“I am grateful for his vision in supporting the court on its plan to open a Community Court later this year for nonviolent young adults in the North Lawndale neighborhood. Commissioner Steele recognized the value of compassionate justice and how it can restore the defendant, the victim and the community as a whole.”



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