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
Unsung Heroine

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  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.

   
  Cook County is the second most populous county in the nation. It is the 19th largest government in the U.S.
   
     
     
     



Man sues Cook County over court security fees

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Daily Herald
by Ted Cox

A Chicago man filed suit Wednesday in an attempt to compel Cook County to staff all courtrooms with deputies.

Steven Marshall filed the suit, which insists that by law the county "is required to provide security for all courthouses and have a deputy present in each courtroom within the circuit court for all hearings."

At root of the issue is a $25 court fee being assessed for appearances, supposedly to provide such security. During the primary campaign, Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown boasted of newly imposing such fees, even as Sheriff Tom Dart bemoaned he did not have the budget or staffing to put deputies in each courtroom or even on each floor at the Daley Center courthouse in downtown Chicago.

"You would think that the court system would make sure the courts are staffed, with all this money they're taking in," said Steven Seidman, Marshall's attorney. "The court system should not be a profit center for the general revenue."

"The sheriff has been pleading with the County Board to give him more court deputies," said a Dart spokesman. "So we agree with the suit that we need more."

A spokeswoman for County Board President Todd Stroger declined to comment, saying officials had not yet seen the suit.



Recent Headlines

Sheriff’s gang ties disclosure rule violates labor law
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Former prosecutor suggests flooding Chicago streets with National Guard troops to combat violence
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Fox 32 Chicago

Local sheriffs air concerns on deportations
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Daily Herald

Obamacare repeal could cost Chicago's home county $300 million a year
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Modern Healthcare

Cook County sheriff's office has 'no interest' in joining federal immigration efforts
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Obamacare repeal could cost Cook $300 million a year
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Crain's Chicago Business

Off-duty Cook County correctional officer shot in Englewood
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Prosecutors allege Dorothy Brown took $15K bribe, but her lawyer calls it loan
Friday, February 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune

New MWRD innovation draws honor for cleaning waterways
Friday, February 17, 2017
Special to suffredin.org

Feds say Dorothy Brown requested $10G loan from her own employee
Friday, February 17, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

Brown: Big election change coming—but don’t get hopes up too high
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County Commissioners respond to Trump’s comments on Chicago
Monday, February 13, 2017
Daily Northwestern

On Devon Avenue in Chicago, news of immigration raids intensifies fears
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Government Affairs Committee discusses impact of proposed Medicaid changes
Friday, February 10, 2017
Jewish United Fund of Metro Chicago

Cook County commissioners approve measure seeking federal money to curb violence
Friday, February 10, 2017
Austin Talks

Tinley Park opts out of new Cook County rules
Friday, February 10, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Officials urge Cook County dog owners to vaccinate for canine flu
Friday, February 10, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

Its just a bill
Friday, February 10, 2017
Capitol Fax

Legislation to abolish state cash-bail system is introduced
Friday, February 10, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

New Trier defends planned civil rights program despite parents' criticism of liberal bias
Friday, February 10, 2017
Chicago Tribune

all news items

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