Judge Daryl Jones

Judge Daryl Jones Circuit Court Judge Daryl Jones - 5th Subcircuit, Cook County. Judge Jones is passionate about juvenile justice and our community. Judge Daryl Jones was elected Judge from the 5th Subcircuit of Cook County, on November 8, 2016.

Prior to being elected Judge, he served as a member of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. He is a former U.S. Marine, a former Asst. State's Attorney for Cook County, and former Senior Legal Advisor for the Illinois Department of Corrections. Daryl Jones has been found qualified or recommended by the Cook County Bar Association, the Chicago Council of Lawyers, the Hellenic Bar Association, the As

Prior to being elected Judge, he served as a member of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. He is a former U.S. Marine, a former Asst. State's Attorney for Cook County, and former Senior Legal Advisor for the Illinois Department of Corrections. Daryl Jones has been found qualified or recommended by the Cook County Bar Association, the Chicago Council of Lawyers, the Hellenic Bar Association, the As

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Great news!  Congratulations to all of the new Cook County Associate Judges!  Welcome to the bench!https://www.isba.org/...
09/14/2021
22 New Cook County Associate Judges Named | Illinois State Bar Association

Great news! Congratulations to all of the new Cook County Associate Judges! Welcome to the bench!

https://www.isba.org/barnews/2021/09/22newcookcountyassociatejudgesnamed?fbclid=IwAR3j_6OxvpZwQKWy5CbfATdkLBw7NVI4p36NI8-sPVopfRGAi8yyQECe1dY

22 New Cook County Associate Judges Named The names of 22 new associate judges, selected in a vote of Cook County Circuit Court judges, were announced today by Marcia M. Meis, Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. Ballots listing the names of 44 finalists, chosen from 225 can...

Congratulations to Attorney Terrence George!  It was a privilege for me to swear him in today and welcome him to the bar...
01/15/2021

Congratulations to Attorney Terrence George! It was a privilege for me to swear him in today and welcome him to the bar.

12/18/2020
It’s an amazing thing to see yourself on an exhibit for African American judges in Cook County, for Black History Month....
02/19/2020

It’s an amazing thing to see yourself on an exhibit for African American judges in Cook County, for Black History Month. This exhibit is at the Daley Center all month. I feel so honored and blessed.

Congratulations to Judge Lyle, the new Chair of the Illinois Judicial Council!  I really enjoyed the installation and sp...
08/23/2019
New judicial council chair ready to go - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 8/15/2019

Congratulations to Judge Lyle, the new Chair of the Illinois Judicial Council! I really enjoyed the installation and speech tonight!

Cook County Circuit Judge Freddrenna M. Lyle will be installed as the chair of the Illinois Judicial Council on Aug. 22 during the council’s 37th annual installation and scholarship awards banquet at the Marriott Marquis Chicago. During her term, Lyle aims to grow the council’s community outreac...

I was honored to be featured in the EIU Alumni magazine's Spotlight this month.
08/01/2019

I was honored to be featured in the EIU Alumni magazine's Spotlight this month.

No one left the courtroom hungry today!  We ate well as we sent Asst. State’s Attorney Astrella (2nd from the left) off ...
05/31/2019

No one left the courtroom hungry today! We ate well as we sent Asst. State’s Attorney Astrella (2nd from the left) off to another courtroom. It was a pleasure having him in Courtroom 7, Calendar 57! We welcome Asst. State’s Attorney Sheehan (2nd from the right) as he starts his tenure as the 1st Chair in the courtroom.

Congratulations to Jose, for retiring from the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office - Juvenile Justice Divisi...
05/17/2019

Congratulations to Jose, for retiring from the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office - Juvenile Justice Division! So many years of great work! I hope you enjoy your retirement ... you’ve earned it!

It's hard to believe that it was 3 years ago today, that I won the nomination for Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook Cou...
03/15/2019

It's hard to believe that it was 3 years ago today, that I won the nomination for Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. I feel so blessed and thankful to my wife, family, friends, so many of you, and the voters of Cook County for giving me this incredible opportunity!

I am proud to announce that the Supreme Court has appointed me to a Special Committee on Juvenile Courts!  Serving as a ...
11/09/2018

I am proud to announce that the Supreme Court has appointed me to a Special Committee on Juvenile Courts!

Serving as a Juvenile Court Judge has been everything I expected and more. It is such an honor and I’m looking forward to serving as a special committee member to address important issues concerning these juveniles in our court system, as well.

History was made today in the State of Illinois.  I was proud to see my friends and mentors sworn in, Justice Carl Antho...
06/15/2018

History was made today in the State of Illinois. I was proud to see my friends and mentors sworn in, Justice Carl Anthony Walker as an Appellate Court Justice, and Justice P. Scott Neville, Jr., as a Supreme Court Justice ... only the second African American in Illinois history! Congratulations!!!

I gave my first Continuing Legal Education (CLE) class, as a judge, to a group of aspiring Bar Attorneys, who are intere...
05/24/2018

I gave my first Continuing Legal Education (CLE) class, as a judge, to a group of aspiring Bar Attorneys, who are interested in practicing in the Juvenile Court. Good Luck to all!

Congrats to Dartesia Pitts on being sworn in as the new President of the Cook County Bar Association.  I'm also apprecia...
06/24/2017

Congrats to Dartesia Pitts on being sworn in as the new President of the Cook County Bar Association. I'm also appreciative of the Judicial Award that I received tonight from the CCBA.

I am so grateful to be the newest judge assigned to the Juvenile Justice Division.
03/04/2017

I am so grateful to be the newest judge assigned to the Juvenile Justice Division.

In Markham, Brewer takes leading role
02/17/2017
In Markham, Brewer takes leading role

In Markham, Brewer takes leading role

In Markham, Brewer takes leading role- Although Cook County Circuit Judge Tommy H. Brewer may serve a more administrative role as the Markham Courthouse’s new acting presiding judge, his heart will always be in the courtroom.That’s the reason he doesn’t mind presiding over extra court...

Judge Daryl Jones
12/06/2016

Judge Daryl Jones

11/09/2016

It’s official! Today I am extremely grateful. I will never forget this experience and all of the help and support I received. I look forward to serving and being a great Judge for Cook County.

How time flies!  It was a year ago today that I held a campaign kick-off party to announce my candidacy for Judge.  At t...
10/08/2016

How time flies! It was a year ago today that I held a campaign kick-off party to announce my candidacy for Judge. At that time I was viewed by many to be an underdog. Thanks to so many of you, I am now running unopposed for the November 8th general election and will soon be sworn in as a Judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County.

I truly feel honored, privileged, and humbled by having the opportunity to serve as Judge. In this capacity, I will have the ability to positively impact people’s lives, including the lives of our youth. It has been my dream for a very long time and thanks to so many of you, this dream will become a reality.

With my beautiful wife at the Daryl Jones for Judge kick off event!

Awaiting official election results with my wife, family, and friends.  With almost 80% of the vote in, I am feeling bles...
03/16/2016

Awaiting official election results with my wife, family, and friends. With almost 80% of the vote in, I am feeling blessed. This has been such a humbling experience and I am honored for every vote I received. I am overwhelmed by all of the support I have received. I would like to thank you all.

Daryl Jones 24,399 58.49 %
Robin Denise Shoffner 17,319 41.51 %

03/15/2016

Today is Election Day ... we're finally here. Remember, the polls are open from 6am to 7pm. Once again, I am asking for your support and your vote! I will be honored to serve our community as Judge. #JonesforJudge #Punch246

Why You Should Know Your Judicial Candidates:1) Judges decide cases on subject matters ranging from traffic tickets to s...
03/14/2016
Jones for Judge

Why You Should Know Your Judicial Candidates:

1) Judges decide cases on subject matters ranging from traffic tickets to sentencing criminal offenders.

2) Unlike our representatives in the legislative branch, we depend on judges to stand apart from political and partisan ideas, and to focus on the fair resolution of problems and disputes.

3) As a result, you need to examine a candidate for judge's character, integrity and willingness to decide cases based on the law and the evidence.

Based on my passion for juvenile justice, my integrity, professional competence, temperament, experience, and service, I am the best candidate for the 5th judicial subcircuit (Williams vacancy).

Please Read more about me at www.jonesforjudge.org.

I’m asking for your vote! Vote Daryl Jones for Judge on Tuesday, March 15th. #jonesforjudge Punch 246!

Daryl Jones is a candidate for Judge for the 5th Subcircuit. He is passionate about juvenile justice and our community. The election is March 15, 2016.

03/11/2016
Jones for Judge

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Another bar association has issued me a positive rating. Today, the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago ...
02/22/2016
Bar Association Ratings, and Endorsement

Another bar association has issued me a positive rating. Today, the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago informed me that I was found "Recommended" for Cook County Circuit Court Judge. I have received the below positive bar ratings:

Cook County Bar Association - Recommended
Chicago Council of Lawyers - Qualified
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago - Recommended
Women's Bar Association of Illinois - Recommended
Hellenic Bar Association - Recommended
Asian American Bar Association - Qualified
Decalogue Society of Lawyers - Recommended
Black Women Lawyers' Association - Recommended

http://www.jonesforjudge.org/bar_ratings

Democracy for America, South Side Chapter, Chicago - Endorsed
Cook County Bar Association - Recommended
Chicago Council of Lawyers - Qualified
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago - Recommended
Women's Bar Association of…

02/11/2016

I've received several more positive Bar Association ratings ... the Women's Bar Association has found me "Recommended," the Chicago Council of Lawyers has found me "Qualified," and the Hellenic Bar Association has found me "Recommended." These ratings are in addition to the Cook County Bar Associations' previous rating of "Recommended," the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago rating of "Recommended," and the endorsement of Democracy For America (DFA), Chicago South Side Chapter.

I'm humbled and honored to receive such an encouraging endorsement and positive ratings.

Hopefully you heard me on your evening commute today.  I was on with Harold Davis on "The Butt Naked Truth" Radio Show o...
02/03/2016

Hopefully you heard me on your evening commute today. I was on with Harold Davis on "The Butt Naked Truth" Radio Show on 1570 AM, speaking about my background and passion for Juvenile Justice. I plan to appear on a popular Public Access TV talk show soon. I'll keep you posted when I have more details!

01/28/2016
Local Bar Associations issue ratings of “Recommended” to Daryl Jones for Judge

Today the Cook County Bar Association found me "Recommended" to serve as Judge, after conducting an evaluation.

http://www.jonesforjudge.org/local_bar_associations_issue_ratings_of_recommended_to_daryl_jones_for_judge

Today the Cook County Bar Association issued the results of its evaluation of Daryl Jones as a candidate for Cook County Circuit Court Judge. After a careful review, it found Daryl Jones “Recommended” to serve as a Judge.

01/23/2016

For those interested, here’s an insider update on what’s been going on with the campaign over the last month or so … which is a lot!

1. In November, we filed 2,130 signatures with the Board of Elections to run for Judge, 5th subcircuit Williams vacancy. 1,000 signatures are required.

2. In December, we filed over 2,000 additional signatures for Judge, 5th subcircuit Eadie-Daniels vacancy. Again, 1,000 signatures were required. We subsequently withdrew from the Eadie-Daniels vacancy race and remained in the Williams vacancy race, as we could only be in one race.

3. As of December, we were 1 of 5 candidates in the Williams vacancy race.

4. In December, the opposition filed petition objections against me and every other candidate in the race, except my opponent. The objections alleged everything from fraud, to invalid signatures, to a claim that I did not live at my current address (an allegation totally without merit).

5. Throughout the course of the month-long petition challenge, I was required to:a. hire counsel (Attorney Ed Mullen), b. spend numerous hours at the Board of Elections, c. identify hundreds of signatures and check them, one-by-one, against the voter’s signatures on file, to make sure the signatures were valid,d. and, I had to overcome subpoena requests to turn over personal documents including all of my credit card and bank statements for a period covering the last year.

6. After preparing for what we expected to be the final hearing, late in the afternoon/early evening the night before the hearing, the opposition withdrew their objection.

7. On January 12th, the Board of Elections ruled in my favor, that I would be allowed to stay on the ballot. You can read the decision at:

http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/electoralboard/CaseDocuments//2015COEBJUD25_decision.pdf

8. I am the only challenged candidate that remains in this race. So, it’s now a 2 person race.

9. As you can see, it has not been an easy fight, but I’m in this race for a purpose. I know I am the best match to serve as judge for my community, for the juveniles, and for the interest of justice. I will continue to fight!

10. The election is March 15th and I'm working hard. I need your support and I’m asking for your vote!

Thank you,

Daryl Jones

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50 W. Washington
Chicago, IL
60602

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