Cook County Jail

County Board To Discuss Policy On Illegal Immigrants In Jail

Expect heated debate on immigration issues at a Cook County Board hearing Thursday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012


Judge To Homeless Protester: Get A Job Or Go To Jail

A judge in DuPage County has giving a well-known suburban squatter a choice; get a job or face jail time.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Empty Classroom

Report: Illinois High School Dropouts Earn Far Less, Go To Jail More

A new report says high school dropouts in Illinois have a low earning power over their lifetimes, and are more likely to spend time behind bars.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011


Two Sentenced For Luring Girl Into Prostitution

Two northwest suburban Lake in the Hills women who lured a young girl from Kansas into prostitution were each sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday.


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

Man Imprisoned For Naperville Child Abduction, Abuse

A Naperville man has begun serving a one-year prison sentence for using candy to lure two pre-teenage girls into his condominium unit and licking one of them on the lips.


Cook County Jail

Attorney Spends A Day In Jail For Contempt

A Des Plaines attorney got a different view of the justice system as he spent the night in the Cook County Jail last week.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

Tony Peraica Mugshot

Ex-County Commissioner Peraica Jailed For Being Late To Court

Former Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica was tossed in jail for a brief time on Tuesday, after showing up late for a hearing in a misdemeanor case against him.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Drew Peterson (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Denies Peterson’s Bid For Release

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson’s request to be released from jail while he awaits trial on charges that he killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2011

Drew Peterson

Peterson To Ask State Supreme Court For Release From Jail

Former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson is taking his case to the Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday, in an effort to get out of jail.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

Plaxico Burress

Burress Released From Jail After 20 Months

Former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was locked up for 20 months for illegally carrying and firing a gun at a Manhattan nightclub.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

Cook County Jail

Cook County Has New Policy For Transgender Inmates

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.


Plaxico Burress

Should The Bears Be Thinking About Plaxico?

The Chicago Bears will have a number of options to improve their offense, defense and special teams. Receivers are always risky picks in the NFL Draft, so the best upgrade at that position might come via free agency.

670 The Score–01/27/2011


Homeless Man Arrested, Can’t Sleep In Jail

Police said a homeless man who was arrested after refusing to leave the northwest suburban Elgin police station’s lobby Monday told them he wanted to sleep in the building’s jail.


Cook County Jail

Hydrant Break Wreaks Havoc On Cook County Jail Intake

Steve Patterson with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department says a construction crew working near the jail hit a fire hydrant line and 4 to 5 feet of water came gushing into the basement of intake.

WBBM Newsradio–01/11/2011


Jail A Moneymaker For Kendall County

In an economic climate that has government struggling to raise revenues, Kendall County has one funding source all locked up, as it were.

WBBM Newsradio–12/29/2010

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

Burglary Suspect Walks Out Of Gary Jail

Police arrested two burglary suspects, including one with a prior burglary conviction, inside a vacant house after officers saw the pair hauling appliances from an east side home Friday.