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Cook County

Preckwinkle takes aim at high incarceration rate

Flannery appointed as presiding judge of Cook Co. Circuit Court Law Division

One resolution: Lose the fat (from governmental bodies)

Chief Judge Evans escalates feud with Preckwinkle over court backlog

Editorial: Preckwinkle takes on a dangerous situation at Cook County Jail

Murray out as county IT head

Lydia Murray has resigned as chief information officer of the Cook County Bureau of Technology.

Murray, who took over as CIO for the county in September of last year, tendered her resignation on Tuesday, according to Kristen Mack, press secretary for the Cook County Board and Office of the President. Mack said Murray decided to leave for “personal reasons.”


Troubled juvenile detention center in spotlight at Cook County Board meeting

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved on Wednesday a one-year contract extension for security services at the county’s Juvenile Temporary Detention Center despite vocal opposition from a handful of commissioners and broader questions about the facility, which is under federal control.

Cook County IT chief seeks to update technology systems, publicize government data

Cook County Chief Information Officer Lydia Murray on Tuesday spoke of the county’s efforts to upgrade its technology systems in 2014.


Cook County Jail wrestles with heating problems

Beavers asking to stay free pending appeal