County Court at Odds Over Jailing Children

Cook wants minors under 13 kept out, appeals says it can't

"The General Assembly expressed its intention that the operation and administration of juvenile detention facilities would lie with the judiciary and not in the county baord," Pierce wrote in the 17-page riling.

Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli, whose office brought the appeal, said she is going to challenge the ruling with the Illinois Supreme Court.