CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Cook County Jail

Cook County Jail

Part Of Jail Under Quarantine After Stomach Flu Outbreak

Part of the Cook County Jail has been placed under quarantine after an outbreak of stomach flu.

02/06/2013

Convicted killer Steven Robbins is taken back into custody on Feb. 1, 2013, two days after Cook County authorities mistakenly set him free. He had been brought to Cook County from Indiana, where he was serving a 60-year sentence for murder, and was not supposed to go free until 2029 at the earliest. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Mistakenly Released Killer Back In Custody

Authorities have captured a convicted murderer from Indiana who was mistakenly released from the Cook County Jail earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2013

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Health Forces Cardinal To Forego Holiday Tradition

Francis Cardinal George is not making his usual visits to see inmates at the Cook County Jail and hospitalized children during this holiday season.

12/25/2012

Paula Nixon, from Glenview, talks with CBS 2's Dana Kozlov about her descent into heroin addiction. (CBS)

Teen From North Suburbs Recounts Her Descent Into Heroin Addiction

Glenview native Paula Nixon was going to college, but now her future hinges on one thing: staying clean.CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

12/17/2012

Four of ten guitars donated to the Cook County Jail for the "Jail Guitar Doors" program, offering weekly guitar lessons to inmates. (Credit: CBS)

Dart Introduces Guitar Lessons For Jail Inmates

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart used the friendliest possible tone on Thursday to deliver the harshest possible message to inmates as he welcomed another training program to Cook County jail, this one providing guitar lessons.

WBBM Newsradio–10/11/2012

Some Cook County Jail inmates are using barber-school diplomas to get a second change. (CBS)

Barber School Gives Jail Inmates Second Chance

Some inmates who are locked up at Cook County Jail are developing new careers with combs and scissors. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

10/05/2012

Jail Fight

4 Inmates Injured In Cook County Jail Fight

A fight at the Cook County Jail has landed four inmates in the hospital.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2012

Cook County Jail

Jail Inmates: We Were Held An Extra Day Because Of Computer Problem

Five former Cook County Jail inmates are suing the Sheriff’s office.Five former Cook County Jail inmates are suing the Sheriff’s office.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Nikki Bostic-Jones

Safer Crosswalks Coming To Site Where Correctional Officer Was Killed

Preliminary work begins Tuesday on safety improvements at the pedestrian crossing where a Cook County Corrections officer was killed in a hit-and-run accident this summer.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Habitual Criminal With Jail For An Address Dies In Custody On Her Birthday

Wathena Young, 48, who had an extensive criminal history, died on her birthday Sunday while in the custody of the Cook County Sheriff’s Department after being arrested for shoplifting.

08/13/2012

Jail/Prison

New Chicago Anti-Gang Strategy: No More No-Cash Bonds For Misdemeanors

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has found a new way to keep gang members off their street corners.

08/12/2012

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Jail Guard Charged With Punching Inmate, Knocking Him Down

A Cook County Jail officer faces prison time for allegedly hitting an inmate and knocking him down.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Nikki Bostic-Jones

Suspect In Custody For County Officer’s Hit-And-Run Death

Chicago police confirm they are talking with a “person of interest” in the hit-and-run that killed a Cook County correctional officer Wednesday night.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

More Than 400 Jail Inmates Relocated When Air Conditioning Fails

More than 400 Cook County Jail inmates had to be shifted to different facilities Friday night when air conditioning units in the building they were housed in overheated.

07/08/2012

Danny Johnson

Charges Dropped Against L.A. Protester Who Says He Continued Activism In Jail

Charges have been dropped against a Los Angeles man who had been accused of attacking a Chicago Police officer during a protest in the days leading up to the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Cook County Jail Inmate Rescued From Hole

A Cook County Jail inmate was rescued from a hole in the ground after jumping in Saturday afternoon.

04/21/2012

Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Suit: Inmate Died Because Of Inadequate Medical Care

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday claiming that a Cook County Jail inmate died because he did not receive medical attention last year.

04/04/2012

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle Wants To Reduce $15 Charge For Calls From Jail

Inmates at Cook County Jail are being charged up to $15 per call for local phone calls, and the company that operates the jail’s phones and the county are both raking in huge profits because of it.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Sheriff Dart On Chess

Dart: Teach Inmates Chess And They’ll Learn Valuable Skills

Authorities hope to teach Cook County Jail inmates some lessons about patience, responsibility and learning from mistakes – by having them play chess.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

Tom Dart

Sheriff Dart: Cook County Jail Forced To Serve As Mental Institution

It seems that the Cook County Jail is unintentionally taking on a new role as a mental health facility.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

more

previous