Electronic Monitoring Is On The Rise In Illinois. How Is It Working?

WGN took a closer look at the rising number of people on electronic monitoring and how hundreds of participants are going AWOL.

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This Monday, July 23, 2018, file photo show an electronic monitor. The Illinois Department of Corrections is using electronic monitors to track about 2,800 people, but a new report says there’s little evidence to show that it increases public safety. Eric Gay / Associated Press
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This Monday, July 23, 2018, file photo show an electronic monitor. The Illinois Department of Corrections is using electronic monitors to track about 2,800 people, but a new report says there’s little evidence to show that it increases public safety. Eric Gay / Associated Press

Electronic Monitoring Is On The Rise In Illinois. How Is It Working?

WGN took a closer look at the rising number of people on electronic monitoring and how hundreds of participants are going AWOL.

Reset brings on WGN investigative journalists Lourdes Duarte and Andrew Schroedter to discuss their two-part series on electronic monitoring in Illinois and why Cook County is updating its technology to better track the people in its program.

GUESTS: Lourdes Duarte, WGN anchor and investigative reporter

Andrew Schroedter, WGN investigative producer