Timothy C. Evans

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Timothy C. Evans
Chief Judge Cook County Circuit Court
Assumed office
City of Chicago Alderman
In office
Preceded by Claude Holman
Succeeded by Toni Preckwinkle
Constituency 4th Ward, Chicago
Personal details
Born (1943-06-01) June 1, 1943 (age 74)
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater John Marshall Law School

Timothy C. Evans (June 1, 1943) is the Chief Judge of the Cook County Circuit Court. He is the first black Chief Judge of the Cook County Circuit Court and a graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.[1][2] He was first elected to the bench in 1992.[3]

Evans was elected alderman of Chicago's South Side 4th Ward (by a vote of 6,784 to 3,136 over Hattie B. Kay Williams, a 50-year-old Girl Scouts executive) in a November 27, 1973 special election to fill the vacancy created six month earlier by the death of Ald. Claude Holman on June 1, 1973.[4][5] An ally of Mayors Daley, Bilandic, Byrne and Washington, he served as floor leader and Chicago City Council Finance Chair during Harold Washington's mayoral administration.

Following Washington's death Evans sought to fill Washington's unexpired term but was defeated in the Chicago City Council by Eugene Sawyer.

Evans ran in the 1989 special election for Mayor of Chicago to fill Washington's term as independent candidate and lost the 1989 election to Richard M. Daley.

Evans was later defeated for re-election in the 4th Ward by Toni Preckwinkle in 1991.


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  2. ^ Evans elected first Black Chief Judge - Chicago Defender | HighBeam Research - FREE trial Archived December 31, 2010, at WebCite
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    . (1992-11-22). "Council warriors: Where are they now?". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 44. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
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  5. ^ . (1973-06-01). "Ald. Claude Holman dies at 69". Chicago Tribune. p. B16. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
    . (1973-11-26). "Special vote called to fill vacancies; Aldermanic elections are scheduled tomorrow in 4 wards". Chicago Tribune. p. B20. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
    . (1973-11-29). "4 newly elected aldermen may take seats tomorrow". Chicago Tribune. p. B14. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
    . (1973-12-01). "Newest aldermen welcomed". Chicago Tribune. p. 14. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
    Jackson, James A. (1973-12-06). "Rookies have diverse backgrounds; 2 young black aldermen tell plans". Chicago Tribune. p. S4. Archived from the original on May 25, 2011. Retrieved 2008-12-11.