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Richard J. Elrod, former Cook sheriff, Circuit Court judge

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Richard J. Elrod, left, who was seriously injured during an altercation with a protester during a 1969 Days of Rage demonstration downtown before going on to four terms as Cook County Sheriff and more than 25 years as a Circuit Court judge, died on April 19 at the age of 80. Chicago Tribune
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