Suffredin- An Advocate for All of Us  
 

Accountability
Forest Preserves
Public Safety
Cook County Budget
Forest Pres. Budget
Property Tax Appeal
Health & Hospitals
Land Bank Authority
Policy Resolutions

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

Search current and proposed Cook County Legislation in Larry's exclusive legislative library.

   
 

The Cook County Code of Ordinances are the current laws of Cook County.

   
  The Cook County Law Library is the second largest County law library in the nation.
   
     
     
     



Cook Co. launching domestic violence court

Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Daily Herald
by Barbara Vitello

Cook County will have a new court division devoted exclusively to domestic violence issues beginning Jan. 19, Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced Wednesday.

It is among the recommendations by the blue-ribbon committee Evans appointed last year to review the county's handling of domestic violence cases at all five suburban locations including Rolling Meadows Third Municipal District.

The new division builds upon the circuit court's efforts to address an ever-increasing number of these cases. Those efforts began four years ago with the opening of the county's domestic violence court at 555 W. Harrison St. in Chicago.

"We are saying domestic violence continues to be a serious threat and deserves the added attention that this new division will bring to keep all those involved from falling through the cracks in the system," said Evans in a prepared statement.

The division allows for the expansion of the types of charges heard by domestic violence judges. It also provides victims with increased access to civil protection orders and allows them to obtain protective orders around the clock. It also provide more intensive court supervision for repeat offenders. Additionally, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, deputy sheriffs, probation, social service personnel and clerks working in the division will receive special training in domestic violence.

Judge Grace G. Dicker, chair of the domestic violence committee, will preside over the division. Appointed an associate judge in 1988, Dicker was assigned to the domestic relations division in 1991. Since 1999, she has presided over the domestic violence court at Skokie's Second Municipal District.

One task confronting the presiding judge will be to examine the ways the various districts address domestic violence proceedings and adapt the best of them throughout Cook County making a "far more effective and efficient system," Evans said.



Recent Headlines

Jail guard smuggled weed in sandwiches, feds say
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

Undocumented immigrants face long wait to apply for driverís license
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

Preckwinkle Appoints New Leadership for Bureau of Administration, Justice Advisory Council
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Special to suffredin.org

TRAILSIDE MUSEUM TO REOPEN FRIDAY
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Special to suffredin.org

Experts to weigh in on housing plan at Mission Hills
Monday, October 20, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Emanuel, Preckwinkle clash over mandatory minimums
Monday, October 20, 2014
Crain's Chicago Business

Forest Preserve officials find man, 91, safely in Skokie Lagoons
Monday, October 20, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Stay healthy this flu season by getting a flu shot.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Special to suffredin.org

Editorial: How to cut county prison population
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

FALL FOLIAGE APPROACHES PEAK COLOR
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Special to suffredin.org

Sheriff to have seized guns turned into jewelry
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Kadner: The cost of saving on mental health care
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Daily Southtown

Despite $1.9 million investment, Cook court parking fees abandoned
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Daily Herald

Here's hoping Metra's fare hikes will be worth it
Friday, October 10, 2014
Crain's Chicago Business

Average Metra fare to jump 68 percent over 10 years under proposal
Friday, October 10, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

Expert testifies guard at Cook County Jail let inmates fight
Friday, October 10, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Metra is on right track
Friday, October 10, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

Preckwinkle: Enjoy new budget because pain's coming in 2016
Friday, October 10, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Preckwinkle proposes no new taxes in 2015 budget
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Crain's Chicago Business

Expert: Cook County Jail one of the most dangerous in country
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Chicago Tribune

all news items

Paid for by Larry Suffredin and not at taxpayer expense. A Haymarket Production.
^ TOP