Unusual Amount Of Cook County Jail Staff Call Off, May Be For Cubs GameAn unusually large amount of guards and officers at the Cook County Jail have called in sick on Saturday, leading some to believe the Chicago Cubs mania has something to do with it.
Mentally Ill Jail Inmate Crawls Into Ceiling VentOfficials in the area where inmates are held right after being dropped off at the facility noticed a man climbing up in the ceiling Friday morning. Jail director Cara Smith said the man suffers serious mental illness, and this just highlighted some of the problems jail officers handle every day.
Teamsters Union Accuses Dart Caring More About Protecting Inmates Than Officer SafetyOne of the nation’s largest local unions is berating Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in a full page ad in the Chicago Sun Times on Sunday.
Jail Director Says Visitor's Abandonment Was 'Perfect Storm' Of MishapsTrapped inside a small visiting room, 51-year-old Farad Polk says he pounded on the door. But there he stayed for 32 hours, until he set off the fire sprinklers to get noticed. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
Visitor Trapped Inside Cook County Jail For 30 Hours A visitor to Cook County Jail was trapped in the jail for 30 hours over the weekend - and now the sheriff's office is investigating to find out what went wrong. WBBM's Steve Miller has our exclusive story.
2 Investigators: Inmates Are Filing Fake Tax ReturnsState prison officials say they're working with the feds in an attempt to stop prisoners from stealing tax dollars.
Father, Son Arrested In Child Porn RingBond has been set for a suburban man and his son accused of downloading and trading massive amounts of child pornography on the Internet.