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Cost to Cook County to clear pot records: $700,000
Additional attorneys and clerks will be hired to expunge thousands of criminal cases.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Crain's Chicago Business
by John Pletz

CORRECTED

Cook County estimates it will spend about $700,000 to hire additional staff at the state’s attorney’s office to handle expungements related to marijuana legalization.

A key part of legalizing the recreational use and sale of marijuana in Illinois is expunging the records of people arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned for minor possession.

Cook County will hire three assistant state’s attorneys and 16 clerks to handle expungement cases, county officials said during a budget briefing with Crain’s this afternoon.

More than 700,000 records statewide are believed to be eligible for expungement, with tens of thousands of them in Cook County.

The state is expected to provide $1 million to help pay for expungements, county officials said, but they expect to receive only a small amount of those funds.

The number of Cook County records estimated to be eligible for expungement has been corrected in this updated story.

 

 



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