Sheriff Mark Curran

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Corrections Officer Alleged To Have Improper Contact With Juror

An attorney is filing a motion seeking any information, including investigative or police reports, on the possibility that a corrections officer in the courthouse may have had improper conversations with jurors or witnesses.


Illinois State Capitol

Group Renewing Push For Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Supporters of a plan to let illegal immigrants get Illinois drivers’ licenses hope last week’s election results will finally make it happen.


Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Bell and canine officer "Conan" search inmate beds during a shakedown at the Lake County Jail on May 24, 2012. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Surprise Shakedown At Lake County Jail Finds No Contraband

Inmates at the Lake County Jail were having coffee Thursday morning when officers with dogs stormed in.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

Lake County Coroner Vehicle (Photo By Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Sheriff: Lake County Coroner’s Office Is ‘A Ship Out Of Control’

The month-long audit uncovered numerous problems, particularly with how human remains and other evidence related to death investigations were handled.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011