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Crowded Chicago Police office forces sex offenders to violate parole
Mar. 3, 2014
The criminal registry office in the Chicago Police Department can’t handle all the offenders who show up to register, leaving them in violation of parole.
Fantasy and reality: What do Illinois lawmakers know about prisons?
Feb. 18, 2014
Survey results raise questions about state legislators’ knowledge of prisons.
No more boot camp at Cook County Jail?
Jan. 24, 2014
Some Illinois legislators are looking to eliminate Cook County Jail’s boot camp even though program has proven effective.
Cops get chill out training
Dec. 21, 2013
8,000 Chicago police officers are now a little friendlier, a little more relaxed and a little healthier.
“Heroin, LLC” (Story 7 of 9): Chicago the key Midwest hub
Dec. 16, 2013
Heroin from Chicago is moved to towns in Iowa, ruining lives all along the supply line.
“Heroin, LLC” (Story 2 of 9): Users bring heroin to Chicago suburbs
Dec. 9, 2013
For some, Eisenhower is expressway to drugs.
Cook County prosecutors shave time off sentences for El Rukn hitmen
Nov. 22, 2013
Prosecutors give El Rukn hitmen a deal to deny certificate of innocence to third El Rukn member.
Chicago throws away $2M a year in potential gun sales
Oct. 16, 2013
The Chicago Police Department forfeits about $2 million every year when police destroy the guns they seize rather than sell them to licensed firearms dealers. The decision is made for emotional, political and ideological reasons.
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