Vacant Joliet Prison Catches Fire For Second Time This YearA fire broke out Monday morning at the vacant southwest suburban prison where the movie “The Blues Brothers” was filmed, the second time this year that a blaze was reported at the building.
New Task Force Expected To Keep People From Ending Up Back In JailThe Chicago City Council is expected to move towards creation of a task force to keep people who are freed from jail or prison from ending up back behind bars.
A Mother's Day Call To Remember Women In PrisonA few dozen people spent Friday afternoon rallying in front of the Thompson Center to raise awareness about the mass incarceration of mothers across the country.
Man Who Took Bribes From Food Service Workers Gets 18 MonthsA south suburban man who took bribes from food service workers to skip Illinois Department of Health training and testing has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Man Gets 40 Years For Arlington Heights Sexual Assault, RobberyReynaldo Pineda, 36, pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated criminal sexual assault of a victim over 60 and home invasion causing injury during a hearing at the Rolling Meadows courthouse
Two Detainees Charged With Taking Over Part Of Cook County JailTwo detainees charged with taking over a division of the Cook County Jail for about three hours last month have been ordered held on a $1 million bond each.
Activists Raising Money To Help Children Visit Their Incarcerated MothersAdvocates for mothers in prison have started a crowdfunding effort hoping to revive a program to bus children to women’s prisons.
'Sweetheart Swindler,' Who Convinced Elderly Man She Needed Spinal Transplant, Gets Eight Years In PrisonCandy Ely raked in more than $1.2 million in cash and goods, police say.
Group Collecting Toys For Children Of Imprisoned MothersHolly Krig, director of organizing for Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, said the group regularly organizes trips for the kids to see their moms, and this is the second year they're collecting toys.
Top Officials To Announce Effort To Cut Incarceration RatesA Chicago police spokesman says top law enforcement officials from around the country are set to announce their involvement in a new push to lower incarceration rates.
Ex-Rep. Derrick Smith’s Last-Minute Bid To Avoid Prison FailsA federal judge has ordered the West Side Democrat to report to prison by Friday and begin serving his five-month sentence for taking a $7,000 cash bribe.
Former Ald. Sandi Jackson Reports To PrisonFormer Ald. Sandi Jackson has arrived at a minimum security prison camp in West Virginia, to begin serving her yearlong prison sentence for filing a false federal income tax return.