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Lawsuit, rally draws attention to Cook County bail reform

Lawsuit, rally draws attention to Cook County bail reform

April 21, 2018

Despite attempts at criminal justice reform, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is abusing his authority to become “judge and jury” for criminally charged individuals seeking bond in Cook County Jail, sa...

Cook County shouldn’t bail on further reform after change in bond hearings

Cook County shouldn’t bail on further reform after change in bond hearings

September 25, 2017

At 26th Street and California Avenue, thousands of Cook County Jail inmates are awaiting trial. The time between arrest and trial varies. For some, it is only a matter of days while others can wait year...

Foxx: Bail bonds burden taxpayers, victimize poor people

Foxx: Bail bonds burden taxpayers, victimize poor people

March 13, 2017

The current system for bail bonds in criminal cases favors those who can pay for them, and all Americans need to understand that, said Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in an interview with The Chronicl...

Notable Native: Brit Volini

Notable Native: Brit Volini

By Jackie Murray

March 6, 2017

No one loves hockey more than Brit Volini, chairman of Hockey is for Everyone.Her youth development program aims to make it possible for Illinois children ages 4-14 to play an often-inaccessible sport, no matter the...

Prison arts program gives inmates a creative outlet

Prison arts program gives inmates a creative outlet

December 12, 2016

In a space where fences are electric, walkways seem endless and freedom to express oneself seems out of reach, Jordan describes her son. She takes on more and more of his physical characteristics, mor...

Cook County expands mental health services

Cook County expands mental health services

November 28, 2016

A new community behavioral health center in the Roseland neighborhood is Cook County’s latest plan to reduce the increasing number of inmates incarcerated at Cook County Jail with mental health issue...

Chicago should take the wheel on driverless cars

September 26, 2016

In a trope as old as time, technology is progressing faster than people are ready for it. Driverless cars are now a real possibility, being tested in markets as close as Pittsburgh by Uber as a possible replacement for its current driver-based service. Chicago aldermen Edward Burke (14) and Anthony Beale (9), whom The Chicago Sun-Times proclaim to be some of the “most powerful” in the city according to its Sept. 14 a...

Jill Stein holds Chicago rally despite warrant for her arrest

Jill Stein holds Chicago rally despite warrant for her arrest

September 12, 2016

Addressing her supporters at a Sept. 7 rally in Uptown, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein discussed the current warrant out for her arrest in North Dakota after spray painting “I approve this...

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