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.
A youth prison in the Chicago suburbs still does not have suicide-proof beds in all its rooms, including those where kids on suicide watch are kept. This comes two years after a young man incarcerated at the St. Charles facility killed himself.Some of the rooms at St.
Illinois has eight youth prisons.Thousands of young people are sent every year to be rehabilitated, educated, equipped with skills and to be turned away from crime before it becomes a lifestyle.Earlier this year, WBEZ's Robert Wildeboer took us to the sprawling St.