Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says he wants changes to an ordinance that frees some jail inmates wanted by immigration authorities. But the law’s supporters say they still have the votes to keep it intact.The ordinance, approved last September, prohibits the sheriff from complying with U.S.
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.
Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle reported Tuesday that the county's falling short of its goal to trim budget costs.Almost 360 employees have been laid off this year, instead of the 500 that County Board President Toni Preckwinkle asked for in March.