Logan Correctional Center

Shermain Miles (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Woman Arrested 396 Times Seeks New Start After Release From Prison

Shermain Miles read her Bible on the train, ignoring the wind’s destruction outside as she returned to Chicago on Monday and prepared to pick up the pieces of her own shattered life.

11/19/2013

Shermain Miles (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Woman Arrested 396 Times Sentenced To Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment

An Uptown woman who has been arrested 396 times meekly offered her gratitude and apologies to a Cook County judge Monday as she took a plea deal that will send her to a mental health and substance abuse treatment program.

06/11/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Still Plans To Close Suburban Mental Health Center

Although Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is suggesting a slower, more orderly reduction of state-run services for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled, the Tinley Park Mental Health Center still will be shut down permanently by next month, or by next July at the latest.

11/12/2011

Illinois State Capitol

State Rep. Says Some Facilities Need To Close

Plans to a prison and several mental health facilities in Illinois are getting a thumbs down from many lawmakers, but not some say such measures may be necessary.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011