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