Legislation that would have required Cook County to free some jail inmates wanted by immigration authorities is dead for now.
Commissioner Jesús García, D-Chicago, withdrew his bill at Wednesday’s County Board meeting. “We want to rethink it,” he said afterwards.
A Cook County commissioner is quietly proposing an ordinance that would require the county’s massive jail to release some inmates wanted by immigration authorities.Sponsored by Jesús García, D-Chicago, the measure would prohibit the jail from holding inmates based on an Immigration and Customs Enfor
Supporters of tougher immigration enforcement are criticizing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart for seeking legal options enabling the county’s massive jail to quit holding some inmates wanted for immigration violations.
On any given day, the Cook County Jail holds hundreds of inmates picked up on criminal charges who also happen to be wanted for an immigration violation. Sheriff Tom Dart’s office keeps them up to 48 hours beyond when the criminal cases would allow them out.
Some young radio producers are organizing for control of the Chicago area’s only noncommercial Latino broadcast outlet.They’re upset about plans by the National Museum of Mexican Art to sell the building and license of WRTE-FM Chicago (90.5), a youth-run station known as Radio Arte that airs music a
More immigrants to the area are bypassing the City of Chicago completely and moving directly to the northern suburbs, according to a new study by the Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The report finds that the foreign-born popul
Chicago has a rich bar culture. And it’s been that way since the early 20th century, when the saloon played an important role for immigrants trying to adjust to American life.Bill Savage teaches Chicago literature and history at Northwestern University during the day.