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Judge Tim Evans to Administer Oath to Emanuel

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Judge Tim Evans to Administer Oath to Emanuel
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Meet The Judge Who Won "The Oscar" of Judicial Awards

Timothy Evans was once a Chicago alderman and a mayoral candidate. Now he's the Chief Judge of the Cook County Court system and Illinois' first William H. Rehnquist award winner.
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The oath of office that Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel takes on Monday will be administered by Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Tim Evans.

"He's also a former candidate for mayor and I think it's also a sense of a city the comes together with a common purpose," Emanuel said Friday in remarks aired on CBS Chicago.

Evans was first elected to the bench nearly 20 years ago as the county's first African-American chief judge.  He also formerly served as alderman of Chicago's 4th Ward.

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