State court officials plan to install equipment that will record eviction court hearings. But timing is not certain. In the meantime, tenants remain without record of what occurred, making appeals difficult.
The Chicago Data Collaborative was founded, with Injustice Watch serving as fiscal sponsor, so that member organizations — research institutions, journalism organizations and transparency-minded groups — would work together to gather data and make it accessible.
More than 2,000 people each day are out of Cook County Jail but awaiting trial under an “electronic ball and chain”: They can’t work, go to school, pick up their children, or even buy groceries without a judicial “okay.”