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Announcements

Court Files Exempt List

Posted September 5, 2019

On August 28, 2019, Federal Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered the List of Exempt Positions in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.  The list is comprised of those positions that under applicable law are exempt from consideration of political reasons or factors because political affiliation is an appropriate requirement for the effective performance of the position.

List of Exempt Positions in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

 

Susan G. Feibus Files Second Report as Compliance Administrator

Posted August 22, 2019

The Second Report of Susan G. Feibus as Compliance Administrator for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County was filed on August 22, 2019.

Second Report of Susan G. Feibus as Compliance Administrator for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

 

Court Enters Interim Employment Plan

Posted July 24, 2019

On July 17, 2019, Federal Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered the Interim Employment Plan. Effective immediately, and pending implementation of a final Employment Plan to be adopted and approved by the Court, it governs: (1) all new hires, and (2) all transfers, promotions, and demotions of current employees to non-union positions (except those positions that Plaintiffs' counsel in the Shakman case has agreed are Shakman-exempt).

Order Entering Interim Employment Plan

Interim Employment Plan

Court Enters Amended Supplemental Relief Order

Posted July 15, 2019

On June 19, 2019, Federal Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered the Amended Supplemental Relief Order.

Amended Supplemental Relief Order

Court Appoints Susan G. Feibus to Serve as Interim Director of Compliance

Posted July 15, 2019

On May 13, 2019, Federal Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois appointed Susan G. Feibus to serve as Interim Director of Compliance, in addition to her role as Compliance Administrator, pending further order of the Court.

Order

Susan G. Feibus Files First Report as Compliance Administrator

Posted July 15, 2019

The First Report of Susan G. Feibus as Compliance Administrator for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County was filed on May 9, 2019.

First Report of Susan G. Feibus as Compliance Administrator for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

Susan G. Feibus Appointed as Clerk Compliance Administrator

Posted March 25, 2019

On March 11, 2019, Clifford L. Meacham stepped down from his role as Clerk Compliance Administrator and Susan G. Feibus was appointed to the position.

 

Compliance Administrator Files Second Report

Posted February  8, 2019

The Clerk Compliance Administrator filed his Second Report with the Court on February 8, 2019. 

 

Compliance Administrator's Second Report

 

Compliance Administrator Files Initial Report

Posted November 8, 2018

The Clerk Compliance Administrator filed his Initial Report with the Court on November 8, 2018.  He is required to file quarterly reports on the status of his activities. 

Compliance Administrator's Initial Report

Appointment of Clerk Compliance Administrator

Posted September 11, 2018

On August 10, 2018, Federal Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, appointed Clifford L. Meacham as the Compliance Administrator for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.  This was accomplished under a court order called the Supplemental Relief Order in the Shakman litigation.

 

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Issues Executive Order 2018-01 dated August 8, 2018

Posted September 11, 2018

The Clerk of the Circuit Court issued Executive Order 2018-01 on August 8, 2018.  The Order seeks to ensure that the hiring, promotion, and any other employment decisions in the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office of Cook County are free from political influence.  The key points of the Order include: 

 

  • a description of prohibited conduct

  • an obligation by employees to report unlawful political discrimination to the Inspector General

  • a prohibition against retaliation, punishment, or penalty for making complaints, public disclosures, or reports about any alleged violations in the Executive Order

  • a commitment by the Clerk of the Court to fully cooperate with the Compliance Administrator and the Inspector General