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County establishes hearing officers to handle ordinance violations

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin® - August 13, 2009

Cook County launched an administrative hearings office that could remove thousands of civil county ordinance violations from the court system, including many marijuana and prostitution cases.
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Judge tries to show fairness on job

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin® - December 16, 2009

The best part about being an administrative law judge for the city and the county, and a hearing officer for the Illinois Toll way, according to Judge Denis E. Guest, is “being fair.”
“Being fair, actually administering justice, ruling on the evidence and the facts and the law,” is what Guest likes “because it shows that society works, that the courts work when we have fair judges.”
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‘Willing to help anyone who needs his help’

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin® - April 28, 2010

“A real saint,” Cook County Circuit Judge Patrick T. Murphy said, “is a guy like Tom.”
“Tom is ... Obi-Wan Kenobi,” said Anthony Lowery, director of policy and advocacy for the Safer Foundation on Judge Thomas J. Grippando.
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August 3, 2010, employees from the Chinese Civil Service visit the DOAH to learn more about the Administrative Hearings process. Pictured above, the Director of the Administrative Hearings, Jack Weinrauch and Deputy Sheriff Terrence Camodeca, with visitors Jie Dun, Cui Wang, Min Zuo, Xunzi Xie, Tianren Feng.


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