- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - Cook County attorneys say it will take a few weeks to implement a proposal to hold juvenile probable cause hearings on weekends and holidays.

WBEZ-FM reports (https://bit.ly/2cpflcC ) attorneys for the county and for Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans presented a proposed administrative order Tuesday requiring juvenile probable cause hearings every day of the year.

The proposed change comes two weeks after four parents filed a federal lawsuit claiming the county violated the constitutional rights of juveniles who spent more than two days in the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center waiting for a hearing. The parents are seeking damages for the time their children were locked up before seeing a judge.

Cook County currently holds hearings for adults 365 days a year.


Information from: WBEZ-FM.

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