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Preckwinkle, Dart sound alarm on jail capacity
Mar. 20, 2013
As the population at Cook County Jail approaches capacity, both say judges should make more use of electronic monitoring.
Land bank takes aims at blight
Jan. 21, 2013
Cook County has a new tool to help return vacant and abandoned properties to the tax rolls.The Cook County Board voted unanimously to create the Cook County Land Bank Authority.
County phone deal will save families money
Dec. 4, 2012
Board President Toni Preckwinkle is signing a contract Tuesday that will drastically reduce the cost of phone calls for jail detainees and their families.
Cook County’s disregard of ICE detainers catches on
Jul. 11, 2012
Lawmakers in other parts of the country, most recently the District of Columbia, have approved bills modeled after the policy. Some Republicans want the trend stopped.
Jail's phone contracts in spotlight
Apr. 2, 2012
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart say they're reviewing a controversial phone contract at the jail that charges inmates inflated phone rates.
Preckwinkle: End $15 phone charges in jail
Mar. 14, 2012
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is calling on the jail to stop a phone service that charges inmates $15 for 15-minute calls.
Brown, Munoz locked in bitter race
Mar. 2, 2012
It's been a difficult few years for Dorothy Brown, the elected clerk of Cook County's circuit court.
ICE ‘detainer’ offer draws mixed reactions
Mar. 1, 2012
Cook County officials are voicing mixed reactions to an extraordinary U.S.
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