Foxx: Some Nonviolent Cook County Inmates Might Get Out Of Jail FreeA few dozen inmates who remain locked up in Cook County Jail because they’re too poor to post their relatively low bonds may be out soon under a new program State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced for indigent, nonviolent offenders Wednesday.
Dart Touts Mental Health Clinic; 'Recidivism Rate Falls Off The Cliff'Some mentally ill people detained at Cook County Jail have begun receiving the kind of support they need when they return to the community.
Backpage Executives Decline To Testify On Child Sex Trafficking ReportBackpage.com took down its adult advertising section this week, and officials declined to testify before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, in the face of a blistering report accusing the website of facilitating child sex trafficking.
Backpage.com Shuts Down ‘Adult’ Ads After Senate Committee ReportThe owners of Backpage.com on Monday shut down the “adult” section on the online-classified advertising site, just hours after a U.S. Senate committee released a report that found the site knowingly aided users in posting ads for prostitution and child sex trafficking.
Cook County Sheriff Sets Up Hate Crime And Discrimination HotlineSheriff Tom Dart said hate crimes have been on the rise in recent years, and some people have been emboldened even more in recent weeks.
Terminally-Ill Inmate Dies In Police Custody; Couldn't Afford To Bond OutA terminally-ill Cook County Jail inmate died in custody. He, like hundreds of other low-level offenders, couldn't afford to bond out.
Sheriff Tom Dart Wants Ability To Seek Lower Bails For PoorCurrently, 271 people in the jail need $1,000 or less to get out of the jail but don’t have it.
WATCH: Officers Quash Inmate Hostage Incident At Cook County JailThe Cook County Sheriff’s Office released video and identified the two inmates who took control of a jail housing tier at Cook County Jail.
Sheriff Looking Into Mass Sick Calls Behind Mother's Day Lockdown At Cook County JailA lockdown was lifted at Cook County jail on Monday, a day after a huge wave of sick day call-ins on Mother’s Day, and Sheriff Tom Dart said he’s trying to determine if any of those who missed work should be disciplined.
Sheriff: Man Tried To Abduct Boy In Northwest SuburbsThe incident occurred around 9 a.m. near the 10000 block of Holly Lane when a man who appeared to be holding a knife told a 10-year-old boy to “come here.”
Sheriff Releases Videos Of Excessive Force Against Cook County Jail InmatesInmates being dragged, manhandled, and forced to the ground; Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has released six videos showing deputies using excessive force, saying the public has the right to know.
Cook County Commissioner Pushing $50 Million Plan To Combat Youth Violence Elected officials, advocates and others are pushing for a Cook County plan to combat widespread youth violence, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.