Posts tagged "Dorothy Brown"

What's up this week: Clerk Brown to host seminar on expunging, sealing criminal records and clemency

What's up this week: Clerk Brown to host seminar on expunging, sealing criminal records and clemency
Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown will co-host a seminar on Friday, July 20, to provide information for people interested in having their criminal records expunged or sealed, and also on how to seek clemency. Representatives from Brown’s office, legal experts and volunteer attorneys will explain the eligibility requirements to clear a criminal record,... Read more »

Will tough primary fight push Clerk Brown to speed up needed court reforms?

Will tough primary fight push Clerk Brown to speed up needed court reforms?
Despite claims that her office is as up-to-date as Rod Blagojevich’s beaver-style hairdo, Dorothy Brown easily won the Democratic nomination for Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court on Tuesday night. She defeated her challenger, 22nd Ward Alderman Ricardo Muñoz, by grabbing nearly 67 percent of the vote. Although Brown won big, the road to... Read more »

Sticker shock on pricey public records leads to waiver, new projects

A couple of weeks ago, we put out the call at Spot.us for help in raising the whooping $7,000 that Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown’s office said it would charge The Chicago Reporter for pulling some criminal court records that we had been trying to track down. It turns out, folks... Read more »
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Elections 2012: The week in review

Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter’s political radar last week: Voter registration numbers released by the Chicago Board of Elections hit a 70-year low. After crunching some of the ward-by-ward numbers, though, the Reporter found that the sharpest drops in voter participation were clustered almost entirely in predominantly African-American... Read more »

Elections 2012: The week in review

Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter’s political radar this week: In recent polls, the Chicago Tribune and WGN asked registered voters to weigh in on Gov. Pat Quinn’s performance, proposed gambling expansion and statewide pension reforms. Fortunately for Quinn he’s not up for re-election because his approval ratings are... Read more »