A Cook County judge who was barred from judicial duties after her arrest for engaging in a physical confrontation with two sheriff's deputies has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge.Attorney James Montgomery, representing Judge Cynthia Brim, entered the plea on her behalf during a hea
A federal judge says she won't step down from the case of a former Chicago police lieutenant convicted of lying about the torture of suspects.U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow said Wednesday she won't recuse herself before Jon Burge is sentenced Jan. 20.
In the days following the Arizona shootings that killed six, including federal judge John Roll, a name familiar to Chicagoans also began to circulate. Judge Joan Lefkow has been a district court judge in Illinois’ Northern District since 2000.