Chess Tournament At Cook County Jail Seeks To Teach Inmates Critical Thinking; 'It Makes My Mind Move'Inmates at Cook County Jail have been taking part in a round-robin chess tournament online, competing against inmates from six other countries: Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, England, Italy, and Russia.
Cook County Jail Hosts International Chess TournamentA unique two-day chess tournament will be held at Cook County Jail in Chicago this week.
Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor Battery In Beating Of Jail InmateMiguel Ortiz was charged with two felony counts of official misconduct in 2016. Instead, he pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of battery.
Inmates Look Forward To Voting From JailThe next step comes in November 2020. That's when the jail will have an actual, on site voting booth on Election Day. And that will allow the jail to provide same-day voter registration, as well.
Cook County Jail Detainee Charged With Solicitation Of MurderA Cook County jail detainee was charged after officials said he tried to hire an individual to kill two people associated with his case.
At Cook County Jail, Inmates Relax Their Minds, Bodies With YogaThe jail is now offering ways for the inmates to relax their minds as well has their bodies--with yoga classes.
R. Kelly Speaks Out After Jail Release; 'We're Going To Straighten All This Stuff Out,'R. Kelly addressed the crowd waiting for his release from Cook County jail Saturday afternoon.
Father Of R. Kelly Girlfriend: 'This Dude Is A Monster'"This dude is a monster. The things he did. It's not human."
Woman Inmate, 51, Dies At Cook County Jail In ChicagoAuthorities in Chicago say a 51-year-old woman has died while in custody at the Cook County Jail.
The Price Tag Of Freedom For Hundreds Of Non-Violent Cook County Inmates Is Less Than $2,000Are too many non-violent offenders being held in Cook County jail just because they can't make bail?
Rochelle And Gilmore, Two Dogs From Jail Training Program, Need Forever HomesTwo dogs who recently completed a new obedience training program at the Cook County Jail are looking for their forever homes.
Crystal Lake Lawyer Charged With Threatening Public OfficialsA Crystal Lake lawyer is being held in the Cook County jail without bond after allegedly sending a threatening email to a public official.
Urban Garden Initiative Lends A Fresh Start To Cook County InmatesA Cook County program for jail inmates is infusing a positive habit in prisoners that also adds a boost to Chicago's restaurant industry.
Piven Theatre Takes Former Inmates From Sentences To The StageA local theater is working with the Cook County Jail to give former inmates a new outlook on life after they finish serving their time.
Metal-Eating Cook County Jail Inmate Cost Taxpayers Millions Of DollarsA Cook County Jail inmate who swallows any metal objects he can find has cost taxpayers millions of dollars.