Black & Female in Chicago: How the Fate of Sandra Bland Hits Home

(CBS) — “How much of our rights do we give away just so that we can stay alive?” asks former Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, Ph.D. Dr. Enyia is referring to the death of Sandra Bland, whose arrest […]


Anthony Bland (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Cook County Jail Inmate Disrupts Court Hearing, Punches Deputy: Sheriff

Two female assistant state’s attorneys also received minor injuries during the fracas in courtroom 307, according to Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for Sheriff Tom Dart.


Marilyn Hartman (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Woman Who Tried To Sneak Aboard Airliners Vows To Behave

Marilyn Hartman was arrested after trying several times to get past security at O’Hare and Midway airports in April and May. She was released from jail this week.


Heather Mack (R) of Chicago holds her baby before her trial at a court in Denpasar on Bali island on April 14, 2015.  Indonesian prosecutors recommended Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, spend 15 and 18 years respectively behind bars for the "sadistic" murder of the woman's mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Bali. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bali Murder Suspect Fears Too Much Coke Causing Baby’s Hair Loss

A Chicago woman on trial in Indonesia for killing her mother last year, and stuffing her body in a suitcase, said she fears her newborn daughter is losing her hair, because she is drinking too much Coca-Cola while nursing.


Tonya D. Grant (Kankakee County Sheriff's Dept.)

Aunt Helped Killer Escape Jail, Kankakee County Authorities Say

(STMW) — A former correctional officer and aunt of Kamron Taylor has been charged with helping the convicted murderer escape from a Kankakee County detention center early Wednesday. Tonya D. Grant, 50, faces charges of […]


Lotisha Myers (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Sheriff: Cook County Jail Officer Had Sexual Relationship With Inmate

Internal investigators became aware of an inappropriate relationship between an officer and an inmate in Division II of the jail on earlier this month.


Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Daley Nephew Completes Jail Term In 2004 Manslaughter Case

R.J. Vanecko punched David Koschman of Mount Prospect, in the face in a drunken confrontation early on April 25, 2004. Koschman fell, hit his head on a curb and died 11 days later of brain injuries.


Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Kevin Trudeau Already In Jail, But Second Judge Slams Cell Door

U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman’s order that Trudeau be indefinitely held for failing to disclose where he’s hiding his immense wealth came a week after another federal judge ordered the Oak Brook resident locked up at the end of his criminal contempt trial.


Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

After Night In Jail, ‘Penniless’ TV Pitchman Remembered Swiss Account

He claimed he was “penniless and homeless.” But an overnight stay in federal jail seems to have had a remarkable effect on discredited TV pitchman and convicted felon Kevin Trudeau’s memory


Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Weight Loss Pitchman Trudeau Ordered Back To Jail

Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau was ordered back into federal custody on Tuesday, despite his pleas that he has no assets to pay off a multimillion-dollar judgment against him.


Cassandra Feuerstein slams into a bench after video tape showed her being thrown into a jail cell. (CBS)

Suit: Woman Suffered Broken Bones At Hands Of Skokie Cop

A Chicago woman is suing the village of Skokie, claiming one of its police officers used excessive force that left her in need of surgery.


Cook County Jail

Lake County Jail Inmates Now Have Unlimited Virtual Home Visits

Home visits for inmates? That’s right, in Lake County, IL. Home visits, with a caveat, via the Internet.


Bagpipers march in the 2009 South Side Irish Parade. Organizers shut down the parade after that year due to drunken violence among the crowd. Organizers plan a one-year trial of a new parade with a zero-tolerance policy on alcohol in 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Stricter South Side Irish Parade Marks 2nd Year

After a three-year hiatus, the parade returned last year with a zero tolerance policy for drunks. As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, organizers say expect the same crackdown this year.


Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Walter’s Perspective: Leave George Ryan Be

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson takes a poll of commuters about the former governor of Illinois.


Jose Banks and Kenneth Conley (Credit: FBI)

FBI: Surveillance Video Shows Jail Escapees Getting Into Cab

Two convicted bank robbers remained at large on Wednesday, the day after a brazen escape from the federal jail in the Loop.


Tim Robbins takes in the sweet, sweet moisture droplets of freedom in 'Shawshank Redemption' (Credit: Columbia Pictures)

Horrible Horoscopes: Aquarius

Aquarius! Crawl out the metaphorical slit your jailers call a window, down that imaginary rope made of your hopes, dreams and bed sheets, and live your life!


Some sort of harness dangles on the end of a makeshift rope outside the MCC. (CBS)

Two Inmates Rappel 15 Stories To Escape From Federal Jail In Loop

Two inmates escaped Tuesday morning from the federal jail in the Loop, using bedsheets tied together to rappel 15 floors to the ground.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2012

Scores of pigeons swarm to pick up potato chip crumbs outside the Wilson stop on the CTA Red Line. (Credit: CBS)

Uptown Alderman Wants To Make It A Crime To Feed Pigeons

Ald. James Cappleman (46th) has introduced an ordinance that would significantly increase the penalties for feeding pigeons – making it a crime punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

CBS 2–12/13/2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Judge To Decide About Easing Mayweather Jail Stay

A judge in Las Vegas says she’ll decide by Thursday whether to ease jail conditions for Floyd Mayweather Jr.

670 The Score–06/12/2012


Parents In Berkeley Furious Over School Field Trip To Jail

Some parents from west suburban Berkeley are angry, after their kindergarteners were taken on a field trip to a local jail.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012