Iris Y. Martinez, center with corsage, poses with her staff Thursday after delivering the annual State of the Clerk’s Office Address. – Photo by Emma Oxnevad/Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Clerk of Cook Circuit Court announces staff changes in yearly address

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Iris Y. Martinez announced high-level staff changes and plans for a new call center in her annual State of the Clerk’s Office Address.

‘Blessed’ Judge Lee sets milestone on 7th Circuit

Even before he went to law school, Judge John Z. Lee of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals displayed the qualities that later made him successful in his career and life, a longtime friend said.

Welch, poised to continue as speaker, reflects on growing Illinois House majority

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, who recently announced he has the support for another term as House speaker, says he looks forward to governing with an even larger supermajority than he had during his first two years.

Justice Joy Cunningham sworn in to Illinois Supreme Court

Friends and colleagues who spoke at Justice Joy V. Cunningham’s investiture Thursday called it a “joyful” occasion as the newest Supreme Court justice embodies the meaning of her name.

Ex-producer’s defamation suit against ‘The Mix’ dismissed

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit accusing the radio station known as “The Mix” of defaming a former producer by maintaining it found no evidence to support her allegations that her boss sexually harassed her.

State rule on remote court appearances amended

Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis and the Illinois Supreme Court announced amendments to Rule 45, which provide guidelines for future remote appearances in circuit court proceedings, according to a news release.

Obama 2008 historical marker placed

A historical marker dedicated Wednesday on the grounds of Illinois’ Old State Capitol commemorates the date when then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama announced his 2008 presidential bid there.

Family of 17-year-old killed by Chicago police gets $5M settlement

The family of a 17-year-old boy who was shot to death by a Chicago police officer in 2019 accepted a $5 million settlement.
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