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    Sharone Mitchell, Jr. during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners’ Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee on Wednesday.

    Sharone Mitchell, Jr. will use his six-year term as the next Cook County Public Defender to help “actualize” the county’s phase-out of cash bail, he told commissioners during a confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

    Mitchell’s appointment is set for a final vote during Thursday’s regular meeting of the county Board of Commissioners, priming him to take over as the county’s top defense lawyer on April 1. Commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday to advance his appointment out of the board’s Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

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