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.
Inmates at the Cook County Jail are taking on some new responsibilities, in the form of cleaning cages at an animal shelter.
Anthony Ward and Devonta Guyton are accused of the 2008 killing of a 28-year-old victim in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood.
Transgender inmates at Cook County Jail can now be housed, dressed and searched according to their gender identity rather than their sex at birth, under a new policy.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says he will provide spiritual guidance, but not holiday celebration, for 10,000 inmates in the jail under his control.
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study effective ways to seek, test, and treat inmates with HIV.