The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County has announced that she will be laying off 170 employees. This is all part of budget cuts expected to be approved by Cook County officials to try to cut into a $500 million Cook County budget deficit. The Clerk of the Circuit Court is the official record keeper for all court records and files. The Clerk's Office is a very important part of the court system. No details were revealed about when and where the layoffs would be happening. The Clerk's Office has been asked to cut their budget by 16 percent. This means that the clerk's office would have to cut $12.4 from its budget this year. The final budget for Cook County is expected to be approved on February 28.
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