Cook County Jail
A Cook County Jail inmate was rescued from a hole in the ground after jumping in Saturday afternoon.
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday claiming that a Cook County Jail inmate died because he did not receive medical attention last year.
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.
Authorities hope to teach Cook County Jail inmates some lessons about patience, responsibility and learning from mistakes – by having them play chess.
It seems that the Cook County Jail is unintentionally taking on a new role as a mental health facility.
Expect heated debate on immigration issues at a Cook County Board hearing Thursday morning.
Although Larry Roberts doesn’t profit from the jail house barber college, he’s happy that those who become his students do. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.
An escape at the Cook County Jail on Sunday put the entire building on lockdown and left officers wondering one question: why?
A special committee meets Thursday to decide where to put a transgender inmate.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle lashed out Thursday at critics of a county ordinance that some have blamed for allowing an illegal immigrant to flee the country after he was released on bond in a fatal drunk driving case.
A Des Plaines attorney got a different view of the justice system as he spent the night in the Cook County Jail last week.
Michael Saunders and Harold Richardson left Cook County jail after being released on bond by a judge. The men had been convicted for the 1994 murder of 30-year-old Nina Glover on Chicago’s South Side.
The number of suspects booked into the Cook County Jail has fallen in the last five years, but detainees on average are staying a week longer behind bars because of court delays, local law enforcement officials said Tuesday.
It was supposed to an eye-opening experience for high- school students: a field trip to the Cook County jail boot camp. But the lone African-American student in the class says his trip was marred by racism.
A Cook County Jail inmate has been charged with the murder of a man who was struck multiple times by gunfire in a drive-by shooting just blocks from his South Side home in July.
A 46-year-old Humboldt Park man who spent nearly half his life behind bars was freed from prison on Tuesday, after the lone witness in the case recanted his testimony.
A Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer is the latest person to be charged with rape after victim rape kits that went untested for years in south suburban Harvey were recovered in a raid.
Inmates at the Cook County Jail are taking on some new responsibilities, in the form of cleaning cages at an animal shelter.
Police say alcohol and jealousy over a woman were contributing factors in an incident early Sunday in which a northwest Indiana man fired a gun at a vehicle and then barricaded himself in a south suburban home.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who has publicly labeled the nation’s War on Drugs a failure, is now trying to turn the situation into something useful.