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UP West Metra Train

Metra Seeks More Spare Train Cars, Better E-Alerts

Metra soon hopes to give you E-alerts about trains at specific times, not just for specific lines.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2014

Prison fence

State Prison Intake Center Is Focus Of Crowding Dispute

Inside what could be Illinois’ most important correctional facility — its main inmate intake center — hundreds of newly convicted prisoners are sleeping in a gym, a health care unit, converted common spaces and “staging areas” next to bus garages after they arrive from county jails.

12/27/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Commissioner Seeks To Help Low-Level Jail Inmates Post Bond

A Cook County commissioner has proposed the county help non-violent criminal defendants post their bail, in order to ease overcrowding at the jail.

11/14/2013

Prison fence

6 Illinois Prisons To Set Up Temporary Housing

Security is being undermined at Illinois’ prisons because of overcrowding and the need for space, a prison watchdog group said Thursday after state officials confirmed that six medium-security prisons would be using gymnasiums to temporarily house extra inmates.

02/15/2013

Empty Classroom

Oswego Area Parents Furious Over Possible School Changes

It could be a contentious school board meeting Monday in Oswego Community School District 308.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

2 County Morgue Workers Fired, 1 Threatens To Come Back With Gun

The overcrowding scandal at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has cost two workers their jobs and led to disciplinary action against a third.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

Cook County Seal

County Board Delays Vote On Making It Easier To Fire Medical Examiner

The Cook County Board has decided to slow down on taking away Cook County Medical Examiner Nancy Jones’ job-for-life status over the scandal involving bodies stacked on top of one another at the morgue.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012