Sunday, April 14, 2013
CHICAGO COURTS TO BAN CELL PHONES
One of the busiest criminal court facilities in the country will soon lose something common to nearly every other courthouse: cell phones. Starting Monday, the Cook County criminal courthouses begin their ban on electronic devices that include cell phones, smartphones, tablets, laptops and "all other electronic devices capable of connecting to the Internet or making audio or video recordings." Despite criticism, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans is finally moving forward with the long-delayed ban for what he says are safety concerns.