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Check your judges

Your guide to the November 2020 Cook County judicial elections

Published October 6, 2020


Judges have the power to make decisions about guilt and innocence, to take away someone's freedom, to interpret or overturn state laws, and to correct or perpetuate injustices. Yet there are few places to get information about the people seeking to become or remain judges. This year there are two contested elections for judicial seats in suburban subcircuits and 62 judicial retention elections on the ballot.

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Marc Lajoie data journalist and coder, Duncan Agnew, Jason Asenso, Connor Echols, Ebony Ellis, Steve Garrison, Olivia Louthen, Adam Mahoney, Arudi Masinjila, Annabelle Rice, Yi Ning Wong reporters, Jorge Mederos, Pablo Perdomo translators