People in Illinois jails and prisons are not supposed to get unemployment benefits, but some of them are.
Even though their parents are miles away in prison, many Chicago children will hear those parents read a bedtime story this Christmas Eve.
A former Chicago resident is going to prison for more than 18 years, after admitting to trying to defraud the state and federal government out of more than $65 million using the identities of prisoners and the dead.
Inmates can keep large portions of income they earn while working jobs behind bars, the Illinois Supreme Court said in a ruling Thursday that scuttles attempts by prison officials to confiscate everything for prison room and board.
In an effort to improve safety for inmates and officers, the Cook County Jail has installed new high-tech body-scanning machines, Sheriff Tom Dart said Tuesday.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s office is hoping to generate $83,000 in revenue by housing prisoners from the Great Lakes Naval Brig at the county jail.