Cook County Jail Running Transition Center For Mentally Ill InmatesThe county's jailers are trying a new approach, says Sheriff Tom Dart. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Sheriff Appoints Psychologist To Run Cook County JailHaving repeatedly called Cook County Jail the nation’s largest mental institution, Sheriff Tom Dart has tapped a clinical psychologist to run the facility.
Patrick Kennedy Hosting Mental Health Conference In ChicagoThe son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy was in Chicago Thursday for an all-day conference on the topic of how we treat -- or in many cases, fail to treat -- mental illness.
Baffoe: Sorry You’re Not Sorry, Brandon MarshallMarshall's press conference missed the mark Thursday, writes Tim Baffoe.
Baffoe: I See Alonzo Spellman In Aldon SmithMaybe we should be quicker to help troubled 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith than to criticize him.
Dart Tells Congress 'We Have Criminalized Mental Illness In This Country'Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has taken his appeal for more help for mentally ill jail inmates to Capitol Hill.
Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.
State Rifle Association Head Supports Gun Checks For Mental IllnessThe head of the Illinois State Rifle Association says Illinois has already complied with one of the elements in President Obama's package of gun control proposals, and his group supported it.
Lawmaker Urges More Mental Health Funding After Sandy Hook MassacreAn Illinois state lawmaker said Wednesday that talking about gun control isn't the only conversation we need to have after the shooting massacre at a grade school in Connecticut.
Advocates Call For New Focus On Mental Health After Newtown MassacreSupporters of mental health funding have said the mass shooting last week in Newtown, Conn., should prompt a discussion not just of gun control laws, but the need for more attention to mental illness.
Sheriff Dart: Cook County Jail Forced To Serve As Mental InstitutionIt seems that the Cook County Jail is unintentionally taking on a new role as a mental health facility.
Mentally Ill Homeless Facing Harsher RealityThe city's homeless population has grown, and agencies facing funding shortfalls can't keep up with the need for their services.