Wednesday in Chicago, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed three bills that address issues regarding people involved in the criminal justice system, including one that requires a polling place in Cook County jails.
The Cook County Board of Commissioners plans to consider today whether to repeal the county’s widely unpopular new sweetened beverages tax. The board’s decision, coupled with the multi-million dollar battle being waged by powerful out-of-state proponents of the tax, means that there's a lot of money on the line here.
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" so they could stay home to watch Game 7 between the Cavs and the Warriors.
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 offer more to voters than the two declared Democratic candidates, U...
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...