Cook County Jury Trials To Resume Next Month

Jury trials in Cook County are set to resume in February. But will anyone actually show up to court in person?

Cook County Courtroom
Cook County prosecutors say so far 42 people have been charged with felonies in connection with recent looting downtown. M. Spencer Green / Associated Press
Cook County Courtroom
Cook County prosecutors say so far 42 people have been charged with felonies in connection with recent looting downtown. M. Spencer Green / Associated Press

Cook County Jury Trials To Resume Next Month

Jury trials in Cook County are set to resume in February. But will anyone actually show up to court in person?

Jury trials in Cook County begin again in February, months after being suspended due to the pandemic. But will anyone actually show up for jury duty? WBEZ’s Patrick Smith breaks down the story. We also hear from Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli about the major omnibus criminal justice bill passed during Springfield’s lame-duck session, and what it means for the state’s law enforcement agencies and court systems.

GUESTS: Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

Amy Campanelli, Cook County public defender