Saul Chavez

Cook County government seal (CBS)

Cook County To Re-Evaluate Policy Of Releasing Illegal Immigrants

Cook County commissioners voted Wednesday to hold a hearing on the contentious issue of whether to keep suspected illegal immigrants behind bars while federal authorities check their immigration status.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle Slams Critics Of County Policy On Detaining Immigrants

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle lashed out Thursday at critics of a county ordinance that some have blamed for allowing an illegal immigrant to flee the country after he was released on bond in a fatal drunk driving case.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012