Cook County Jail
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, top, talks with William, an inmate in the Cook County Jail's Division 2 Dorm 2 in Chicago. Dart, a former prosecutor and state legislator, said when he took over running the Cook County jail in 2006 he knew little about mental illness in the cell blocks and was …
A U.S. veteran with post-traumatic stress sits in a segregated holding pen at the Cook County Jail after he was arrested on a narcotics charge in Chicago. The Chicago complex, with more than 10,600 inmates, is one of the country's largest single-site jails. From big cities to rural counties,…
CHICAGO | Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli Petacque Montgomery, his bulging eyes a clue that something's not right.
CHICAGO | Guards at one of the nation's largest jails systematically engage in "sadistic violence and brutality" against inmates, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed on Thursday.
CHICAGO | People who were supposed to be released from the Cook County Jail on Monday may have wound up spending an extra day or so in custody due to the severe weather conditions.
CHICAGO | A real estate attorney is free while his nephew is being held at the Cook County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond on criminal charges they sexually assaulted an 18-year-old who was unconscious.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board will debate the creation of a special fund that would give small loans so people can post bond and avoid sitting in the county jail while their criminal cases are pending.
CHICAGO | Act I, Scene 1: Four actors in well-worn coveralls and baseball caps take the stage at the county jail. They're here to tell a tale of love, friendship, jealousy and betrayal. It's the stuff of Shakespearean tragedy. The names and themes haven't changed over the centuries, but the …
DYER | A Burnham man was arrested after a woman said he forced her at gunpoint to get into a car with him.
CHICAGO | A Cook County Jail detainee awaiting sentencing for a 2007 murder has died, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said.
LANSING | Three Chicago men are in Cook County Jail facing charges of armed robbery and forcible detention following an armed robbery last week of the Sprint store at 176th Street and Torrence Avenue, police said.
CHICAGO | A Lynwood man in Cook County Jail who was set to appear in court Tuesday on charges he killed his 8-month-old son was found hanged in his jail cell Sunday night, authorities said.
CHICAGO | Cook County commissioners are suggesting all prostitution arrests in the county be treated as misdemeanors as part of an effort to slow the growth of the jail population.
CHICAGO | Two officers at the Cook County Jail are accused of having two jailed men beat another inmate.
VALPARAISO | Web marketing entrepreneur Johnny Mathis is in the Cook County Jail awaiting extradition to LaPorte County, authorities confirmed Thursday.
CHICAGO | Cook County commissioners on Tuesday gave their support to a measure creating penalties for people who fail to report their firearm as stolen.
CHICAGO | With bills in some cases going as high as $10 per minute, Cook County government officials want to review the contract they have with a Dallas-based company that allows Cook County Jail inmates to make collect telephone calls.
MARKHAM | A Cook County grand jury has indicted the man and woman charged in the strangulation of a pregnant teenager, adding kidnapping to the host of charges against the two.
MARKHAM | A Cook County judge denied bond Friday for one of two people charged with the strangulation of a pregnant 18-year-old Alsip woman.
MARKHAM | Preliminary hearings are set next week for two south suburban men who face criminal charges for the alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl during a sleepover birthday party in Lansing.
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