Chief Cook County Circuit Judge Timothy C. Evans speaks with reporters in a Daley Center hallway after he was voted into a record seventh term in office. – Jordyn Reiland

Evans wins seventh term as chief judge

Cook County Circuit Judge Timothy C. Evans on Thursday won election to a seventh term as the court’s chief judge.

SCOTUS OKs enforcement of new asylum rule

The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States.

Chief judge vote set for Thursday

In a closed-door vote Thursday, Cook County’s circuit judges will decide whether Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans will retain his position or if a different bench colleague will take on the role.

Falsely arrested nine times, man can continue to pursue his lawsuit

A man arrested multiple times on a warrant for a murder suspect with the same name got the go-ahead to pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

County approves $3M settlement after surgical mistake at Stroger

The family of a woman who died following an adrenalectomy settled its lawsuit against Cook County for $3 million.

Seeger confirmed for Northern District seat

Steven C. Seeger will be leaving his job with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Chicago to take a seat on the federal trial bench.

Burke’s turn as chief justice to begin next month

Justice Anne M. Burke was selected to become the next chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. The Chicago Democrat will step into her role on Oct. 26.

Challenge to Illinois’ ‘red flag’ gun law dismissed

A federal judge dismissed an Army officer’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an Illinois law that allows police and relatives to seek emergency orders barring certain people from possessing firearms.
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