Cook County Circuit Court considers closing due to coronavirus
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Last updated: Friday, March 13, 2:45pm
The Cook County Circuit Court is considering closing due to concerns over the novel coronavirus COVID-19, sources have confirmed to Injustice Watch.
In a meeting Thursday with the court’s 15-judge executive committee, Chief Judge Timothy Evans weighed various measures in response to the outbreak, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the meeting. The judges weighed various options, including a bare-bones approach to court matters, a 30-day complete court closure, and cameras that would allow judges to work from home while hearing cases, according to the sources.
Evans has not yet made a formal announcement and a spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
Evans told the executive…
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