CHICAGO
08/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cook County Holding $2M In Fees Intended For Youth Courts

If you've pleaded guilty to something like running a stop sign or speeding in Cook County in the last year you've probably had to pay a $135 in court fees. Some of the fees are earmarked for programs like drug court, mental health court and youth court services. The county has collected a couple million dollars for those three efforts over the past year but the money never actually gets to where it's supposed to go.

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