Media Releases

Clerk Dorothy Brown Kicks Off Mandatory E-Filing for Cook County Court TODAY

  • imgMonday, July 2, 2018

The Clerk of the Circuit Court successfully kicked off mandatory eFiling this morning in accordance with Illinois Supreme Court Order M.R. 18368, which required that effective July 1, 2018, all court users electronically file civil cases and that the Cook County Clerk’s Office transition its electronic filing service to eFileIL, the statewide system.  

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Clerk Dorothy Brown and Justice, Legal, Law Enforcement and Educational Agencies to Bring Full-Service, Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit to Kennedy-King College, June 2, 2018

  • imgTuesday, May 1, 2018

This year’s Expungement Summit will feature a guest appearance by Attorney Jarrett M. Adams, a native Chicagoan who was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault at age 17, freed through the Innocence Project after serving nine years, and went on to graduate from Loyola Law School in 2015. Adams is now an attorney who works with the New York Innocence Project.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown and Justice, Legal, Law Enforcement and Educational Agencies to Bring Full-Service Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit to Kennedy-King College, June 2, 2018

  • imgTuesday, May 1, 2018

Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County and an array of judicial, governmental, legal, community and religious organizations and agencies, will present the 14th Annual Second Chance Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit and Job Information Seminar at Kennedy-King College, 6343 S. Halsted St., Building W, Chicago, IL, on Saturday, June 2, 2018; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and doors close at 6:00 p.m.

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CLERK DOROTHY BROWN TO HOLD AMNESTY WEEK, APRIL 23 – 27TH

  • imgMonday, April 9, 2018

For five days in April, customers will get a break on paying collection fees on overdue fines at the Clerk’s Office

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Ahead of Schedule, Clerk Dorothy Brown Delivers First Installment of New Case Management System and Integrated Permissive eFiling System in County Division

  • imgTuesday, March 13, 2018

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the County Division of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County implemented Odyssey Case ManagerTM, a product by Tyler Technologies.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Assists More than 500 attendees at Full-Day Expungement Summit in Cicero, June 10

  • imgMonday, June 12, 2017

Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and an array of judicial, governmental, legal, community and religious organizations and agencies, welcomed more than 500 attendees to the 13th Annual Second Chance Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit and Job Information Seminar at Unity Junior High School, 2115 S. 54th Ave., Cicero, IL, on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The attendees were all assisted in filing petitions for expungement or sealing or learning what their options are for handling past court records.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown and Justice, Legal and Law Enforcement Agencies to Bring Full - Service Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit to Cicero , IL, June 10

  • imgWednesday, April 12, 2017

Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Cicero Town President Larry Dominick, Cicero Public School District 99, Honorable Amy Campanelli, Cook County Public Defender, and an array of judicial, governmental, legal, community and religious organizations and agencies, will present the 13th Annual Second Chance Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit and Job Information Seminar at Unity Junior High School, 2115 S. 54th Ave., Cicero, IL, on Saturday, June 10, 2017; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and doors close at 6:00 p.m.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown and Justice, Legal and Law Enforcement Agencies to Bring Full-Service Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit to Cicero, IL, June 10

  • imgTuesday, February 7, 2017

Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and an array of judicial, governmental, legal, community and religious organizations and agencies, will present the 13th Annual Second Chance Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit and Ex-Offender Job Information Seminar at Unity Junior High School, 2115 S. 54th Ave., Cicero, IL, on Saturday, June 10, 2017; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and doors close at 6:00 p.m.

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CLERK DOROTHY BROWN TO HOLD AMNESTY WEEK, OCT. 5-9, 2015

  • imgWednesday, September 23, 2015

(CHICAGO) If you owe overdue fines to the Clerk of Court when you pay during Amnesty Week, October 5th – 9th, 2015, collection fees will be waived, announced Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

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Clerk of the Circuit Court Child Support Division Relocates to Daley Center, Sept. 21

  • imgThursday, September 17, 2015

(Chicago) Hon. Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, announces that the Clerk’s Office’s Child Support Division will move from 28 N. Clark, Chicago, to the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, Lower Level Room 01, Chicago, effective, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown’s Employee, Warren Phillips, To Tell "Windy City Live" His "Second Chance" Success Story

  • imgWednesday, September 16, 2015

Clerk Brown’s Pilot Program Helps Turn Phillips’ Life Around

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At the 86th Annual Bud Billiken Parade, Dorothy Brown will Celebrate as the Longest Serving Cook County Clerk of Court and Longest Serving African American Holding a Countywide-Elected Executive Office

  • imgFriday, August 7, 2015

Honorable Dorothy Brown will celebrate being both the longest serving African American to hold a countywide-elected executive office and the longest serving Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County with her 100+ marchers in the Bud Billiken Parade.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Announces 11th Annual Expungement Summit To Be Held At Living Word Christian Center, Saturday, June 6

  • imgTuesday, May 19, 2015

Clerk Brown and Justice, Legal, and Law Enforcement Agencies Bring Full-Service Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit to Forest Park  

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Clerk Dorothy Brown and Justice, Legal and Law Agencies Bring Full-Service Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit to Forest Park, June 6th

  • imgTuesday, May 12, 2015

Living Word Christian Center on W. Roosevelt is Site of 11th Annual Expungement Summit

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Dorothy Brown To Welcome More Than 250 Children For "Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day"

  • imgWednesday, April 22, 2015

Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, will welcome more than 250 children to the Clerk’s Office as part of the national “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”

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CLERK DOROTHY BROWN TO HONOR MORE THAN 100 WOMEN ELECTED OFFICIALS OF ILLINOIS AND COOK COUNTY

  • imgWednesday, March 18, 2015

Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and the Clerk’s Office’s Women’s Advisory Committee will present 23 awards and 109 certificates to Illinois women who are serving in a range of public offices, during a Women’s History Month Celebration recognizing “Outstanding Women Elected Officials.”

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Remembers Rev. Willie T. Barrow

  • imgThursday, March 12, 2015

Today the world lost one of its most noble human beings; Chicago lost one of its most outstanding citizens;

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Remembers Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon

  • imgWednesday, December 24, 2014

I am saddened today to learn of the passing of Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon, who founded the Christ Unity

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NAACP Chicago Southside Branch Honors Clerk Brown with Harold Washington Award

  • imgFriday, November 21, 2014

On Sunday, November 2, 2014, Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook

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Honorable Chief Judge Timothy Evans and Clerk Dorothy Brown Honored

  • imgTuesday, May 7, 2013

The Honorable Chief Judge Evans and Clerk Dorothy Brown were honored by the Cook County Bar on "Law Day" at the Daley Center.

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Informational Seminar: Expungement & Sealing of Criminal Records

  • imgSaturday, September 8, 2012

Plan to attend an informational seminar for Expungement and Sealing of Criminal Records on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Keynotes Nigerian Women Empowerment and Leadership Conference Luncheon

  • imgWednesday, August 29, 2012

The Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, was recently the keynote speaker at the Nigerian Women Empowerment and Leadership Conference Luncheon. 

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Clerk Brown Optimistic About E-Filing Expansion

  • imgFriday, August 24, 2012

Coming off the heels of her inaugural E-Court advisory Committee meeting, Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court says she is “optimistic” about an August 23, 2012 letter from Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, in which he notes that the Illinois Supreme Court’s statewide plan to create uniform e-filing principles and standards is expected to be concluded “within the near future.”

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Clerk Brown Forms E-Courts Advisory Committee with Members of Cook County Legal Community

  • imgTuesday, August 21, 2012

Dorothy Brown announced today  that her office has formed an E-Courts advisory committee comprised of members of the local legal community.

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Governor Quinn Signs Laws to Boost Protections to Women

  • imgSaturday, August 18, 2012

August 18, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today signed three new laws designed to provide greater protections to Illinois women from sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Participates in Back-to-School Celebration with CHI-TOWN Cheerleaders, KOG Warriors and Daughters of Destiny at the 83rd Bud Billiken Day Parade

  • imgMonday, August 6, 2012

The Honorable Dorothy Brown is ready to celebrate back-to-school at the 83rd Annual Bud Billiken Day Parade along with her marchers and decorative float, accompanied by the Chi-Town Cheerleaders, KOG Warriors and the Daughters of Destiny.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Selected to Head National Counties Women’s Affiliation

  • imgThursday, August 2, 2012

Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, was recently elected president of the Women of NACo (National Association of Counties).

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Will Be “Guest of Honor” and Receive Award At Quinn Chapel AME Church’s “Community Role Call”

  • imgSaturday, July 21, 2012

The Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, will be the Guest of Honor and recipient of a Community Service Award at Quinn Chapel AME Church, Saturday, July 21, 2012; 7:00 PM, Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2401 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Takes Immediate Action Against Employee Suspected of Tampering with Court Records

  • imgFriday, July 20, 2012

Recently, Clerk Brown's Inspector General's Office received information accusing an employee of allegedly tampering with court files. Dorothy Brown today announced that in keeping in step with the zero tolerance policy for criminal misconduct in the Clerk’s Office, action was taken against that employee. 

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Clerk Brown Remembers Rev. Addie L. Wyatt

  • imgThursday, March 29, 2012

Upon learning of the passing of Rev. Addie L. Wyatt today, the Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, issued a statement of rememberance.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown to be honored by Chicago State University at 2nd Annual Essence of an Angel Scholarship Luncheon April 1

  • imgThursday, March 29, 2012

On Sunday, April 1, the Chicago State University (CSU) Foundation will honor Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, at its 2nd Annual “Essence of an Angel” Scholarship luncheon at CSU’s Academic Library, 4th Floor, from noon - 3 p.m.

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Clerk Brown participates in town hall meeting

  • imgThursday, March 22, 2012

Clerk Brown served as moderator during the 18th Annual Black Women's Expo for the town hall event entitled "The New Jim Crow-Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness".

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Justice Kilbride Invites Clerk Dorothy Brown to Join Electronic Access Policy Advisory Group

  • imgFriday, March 9, 2012

Dorothy Brown recently joined the newly formed Electronic Access Policy Advisory Group of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) at the invitation of Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown explores justice issues during NACo’s annual Justice and Public Safety Symposium

  • imgTuesday, January 31, 2012

Dorothy Brown explored federal, state and local intergovernmental justice and public safety priorities at the 2012 National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Annual Justice and Public Safety Symposium held Jan. 25-28 in Fulton County, Ga. 

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