The Chicago Reader and Injustice Watch hosted a panel discussion Tuesday about the challenges that survivors of domestic violence face navigating the Cook County court system. The event came on the heels of an investigation that the two journalism organizations published in January that highlighted allegations of misogyny against the former presiding judge of the […]
The former top judge of Cook County’s domestic violence court will retire with a lifetime pension, despite accusations from women in his courtroom that he mistreated them.
Chicago election officials seek paid election judges in November, especially those who are multilingual.
Back by popular demand: The Back Room Deal features radio personality and longtime Reader political writer Ben Joravsky arguing local Chicago politics with Reader senior writer Maya Dukmasova. With sharp wit and stinging analysis, Joravsky and Dukmasova cut through the smokey haze of the elections to offer you a glimpse of the 2020 Chicago-area Illinois […]
For 16 years, he kept the longest hours of any judge at 26th and California
Advice for those who want to pick good judges from a bunch of candidates they’ve never heard of.
What the case against Vicente Zambada reveals about the federal government’s efforts to take down overseas drug suppliers.
Officials continue to battle over who’s getting locked up in Cook County.
In bond court, it’s better to be lucky than good.
How a medieval court system is costing you money—and compromising safety
This week’s Chicagoan is Margie Kruse, court reporter
Illegal searches play a leading role in the racial imbalance.
The Republican candidates tackle the key biblical issues in Iowa Saturday.
Local bar associations rate the judges facing reelection.
Everybody loved to hate a wife beater