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NBA Finals Causes Lockdown at Cook County Jail
It wasn't due to an escape, or even an escape attempt. It wasn't because of a riot or a massive fight in the cafeteria, either. The Cook County Jail recently experienced a lockdown because of the NBA Finals. It seems that over 300 guards (317, to be exact) called in "sick"…
Potential Dem Senate Candidate Criticizes Duckworth, Durbin
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
A potential Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race isn't shy about criticizing members of his own party, including U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is exploring the possibility of entering the race, saying he can …
Visitor Trapped In Chicago Jail For About 30 Hours
CHICAGO (AP) — A visitor to Chicago's Cook County Jail was trapped inside for about 30 hours over the July Fourth weekend.
According to reports a man was in the jail's maximum security division visiting his son when he went into a room that wasn't being used...