Brian Otero spent nearly two years in Cook County Jail waiting for his burglary trial. The jury found him not guilty, but he didn’t get to leave the courtroom like they do on TV. He was brought back into the Cook County Jail to be processed.
Cook County grand jury indictments have slapped three out-of-town protesters with 11 felony counts and a Chicago protester with 4 felony counts for allegedly plotting or threatening terrorist attacks during last month’s NATO summit.
A debate about a Cook County ordinance that frees some inmates wanted by immigration authorities could get hotter. At its meeting Wednesday, the County Board agreed to consider two proposed amendments that would scale back the ordinance.