Cook Co. closing suburban bond courts on weekends

December 29, 2011 6:24:32 AM PST
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has a new plan that could save the county around $2 million.

It would mean closing bond court on the weekends at five suburban courthouses in the coming months and creating a single weekend bond court at the courthouse at 26th and California.

Five suburban courthouses now hold bond hearings on Saturdays: Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview and Markham.

The process will begin January 7 at the Bridgeview courthouse, and the rest of the courthouses will begin closing their weekend bond courts over the next two to three months.