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Secret vote set to pick next Cook County judicial chief; $270M budget, future of court system at stake

Sep 12, 2019 - Chicago Tribune
Board and Executive Moves

More than 250 Cook County judges can elect the next head of the area's enormous court system Thursday, in a secretive process that will determine if Chief Judge Timothy Evans seizes a seventh three-year term atop a critical layer of local government.

Evans is a fixture in Chicago politics and the first African American to serve as the county's chief judge. But after a series of controversies, he's set to face his latest challenger for a post that this year presided over some 2,900 employee...