For some, Eisenhower is expressway to drugs.
Prosecutors give El Rukn hitmen a deal to deny certificate of innocence to third El Rukn member.
At Thursday’s police budget hearing aldermen focused on general policing issues, not budget issues.
When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets asked about gun violence, he calls for three-year mandatory minimum sentences for people caught with illegal guns. Many researchers say he should hire more cops instead.
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.
Sheriff Dart is increasing public pressure on Dorothy Brown to bring Cook County’s Court filing system out of the 1930s.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is going after Securus Technologies to get money owed to the county from phones at the jail.
Brian Otero spent nearly two years in Cook County Jail waiting for his burglary trial. The jury found him not guilty, but he didn’t get to leave the courtroom like they do on TV. He was brought back into the Cook County Jail to be processed.
Illinois taxpayers sink $1.3 billion into prisons every single year, but in a interview on WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift last week, Gov. Pat Quinn said he did not have a five-year plan of any sort for the prison system.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says state prisons with nearly 50,000 inmates in a system designed for 32,000 people aren’t overcrowded because there’s a bed for every inmate.