Out of Order!
Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans is trying to stave off Judgment Day.
Sneed’s blast Wednesday of Evans’ stewardship over a sloppily-run court system — which is being audited by the lllinois Supreme Court — hasn’t stopped him from continuing his successful campaign of fawning over the judges who keep re-electing him.
◆ To wit: Sneed’s criticism prompted Evans to immediately dispatch a kiss to his black-robed electorate at the Circuit Court of Cook County.
In a memo addressed to all court judges and employees, Evans stated:
“It is important for you to understand that I am proud of you and our court system and how much I appreciate your hard work and dedication to it and the litigants we serve.
“Unfortunately, overly broad, speculative assertions on the integrity and authority of the justice system continue to arise. We are not perfect, as no one in any field, profession or branch of government is perfect, but half-truths and innuendo are reckless and do more harm than good . . .
“I encourage you to continue to perform the fine work on which the public, the legal community and our sister court agencies know they can rely.”