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Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Jail Inmates Get Chance At Career Through Barber School

It has been nearly two years since the Cook County Sheriff’s Department allowed the owner of some local barber colleges to start a barber college in the jail.

12/03/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Nearly Full Now, Cook County Jail Could Be Packed This Summer

Cook County Jail is now eight inmates away from full capacity and, we haven’t even hit the summer crime wave.

03/19/2013

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

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle: Despite Tax Hikes, Cook County Residents Will Save $400M

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Wednesday that even with hikes in some taxes and fees in her 2012 budget plan, county residents are saving $400 million with the rollback of the infamous 2008 sales tax hike.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011