03/26/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

As War Veterans Increase, Judge Seeks Separate Court For Ex-Military Offenders

As the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan drag on the number of war vets increases, and some of them are ending up in the Cook County criminal justice system. Circuit Court Judge John Kirby is hoping to help by taking all the non-violent cases of veterans into his courtroom. He says many of them are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.

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