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Report: Illinois youth prisons understaffed
Oct. 24, 2013
A new report commissioned by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice concludes that youth prisons need better staffing and oversight to prevent sexual misconduct.
Watchdog to judges: Don't put kids with mental health needs in prison
Sep. 27, 2013
A new report says mental health treatment for juvenilles is inadequate and blames poor leadership of youth prisons.
Neglected rape kits require Cook County victims to recount assaults
Aug. 21, 2013
Discovery of 200 uninvestigated rape kits in a Chicago suburb leaves the Cook County Sheriff asking for help from victims.
Judge’s ‘belated’ decision to recuse could delay alleged torture case for months
Aug. 19, 2013
The attorney for an alleged victim of Chicago police torture says her client is a “broken man” after the judge in his case recused herself last week.
Rockford parolee database could be model
Aug. 5, 2013
Northwest suburb gets $400,000 to expand parolee database.
Chicago OKs strict changes to assault weapons ban
Jul. 17, 2013
The City Council has unanimously approved tweaks to the city's assault weapon ban.
Blagojevich appeals convictions
Jul. 16, 2013
Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich filed an appeal just before a midnight deadline Monday that challenges the imprisoned former Illinois governor's corruption conviction and 14-year prison term.
DEA, CPD arrest 21 West Side drug dealers
Jun. 21, 2013
Head of DEA’s Chicago office says men arrested on Chicago’s West Side are connected to Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel
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