GENERAL ORDER NO. 18.5. - Prohibited Behavior

(See Rule 0.5 of the Circuit Court of Cook County)

A. The solicitation of business relating to the furnishing of security deposits for bail or the employment of any attorneys is prohibited;

B. Loitering in or about the rooms or corridors of the courthouses is prohibited. Unapproved group congregating or the causing of a disturbance or nuisance in or near any courthouse or place of holding court in multiple arrest cases is prohibited. Picketing or parading outside of a building housing a court hearing multiple arrest cases is prohibited when such picketing or parading obstructs or impedes the orderly administration of justice;

C. The State's Attorney of Cook County may require any person who violates this order to appear forthwith before any judge of this Court to answer to a charge of contempt;

D. The Sheriff of Cook County and his or her deputies, the Custodian of the courthouse and any peace officer shall enforce this order either by ejecting violators from the courthouse or by causing them to appear before one of the judges of this Court for a hearing and for the imposition of such punishment as the Court may deem proper.

[Amended, effective August 1, 1996.]

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