|CHICAGO (AP) -- Clerks, judges and other publicly-elected county officials in Illinois are taking the oath of office to mark the start of new terms.
Swearing-in ceremonies were held Monday for county officials who were elected or re-elected in November.
That included Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Dorothy Brown who took an oath Monday and then spoke about her 12 years in office.
Dozens of Cook County circuit judges were sworn into office during a downtown Chicago ceremony. Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez was scheduled to take an oath later Monday.
Newly-elected county officials' terms started in December. Ceremonies were held Monday because it was the first business day.
State and federal lawmakers elected last month will take oaths in January when their new terms begin.