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- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Cook County Jail Begins Demolishing Vacant Dormitories To Make Way For Recreational Space
Officials say they will not use explosives for the teardown, and neighbors can access air quality information during the work.
Cook County Jail Detainees, Officers Now Receiving Coronavirus Vaccinations
Thousands of correctional officers and hundreds of inmates have now been vaccinated. Advocates pushed for detained people to receive shots sooner because of the risks they face.
West Side Legal Group Launching Campaign To Inform Prisoners About Vaccines
"We know the more information individuals have ahead of time ... the more apt they are to make an informed choice about their health care," said Tanya Woods, executive director of the Westside Justice Center.
Illinois Votes To Stop Jailing People Who Can’t Afford Bail: ‘This Is Not A Just Or Equitable System’
The state Legislature approved the Pretrial Fairness Act, which will end money bond statewide, and other sweeping criminal justice reforms Wednesday.
Cook County Set To Demolish 2 Buildings At Jail Campus In Little Village This Spring
Air quality monitoring data will be available to neighbors during the demolition work.
People In Jails, Prisons Will Be Vaccinated In Next Phase, State Confirms After Advocates’ Push
Dozens of groups demanded the state act more quickly to protect prisoners and detainees, who now are in line to be vaccinated in the second round of immunizations. The policy change is "a major victory," an advocate said.
Officials ‘Did Nothing’ To Prevent Latest Coronavirus Outbreak In Jail, Guards And Advocates Say
Officers and supporters of inmates are furious with the way Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has handled the pandemic in the jail.
8th Detainee Dies From Coronavirus As Cook County Jail Population Swells Again
Cook County Jail was home to one of the largest coronavirus clusters in the nation this spring. Now, cases are growing again, from a few dozen at the beginning of the month to 190 as of Tuesday.
People Detained At Cook County Jail To Keep Getting Protections Amid Pandemic, Appeals Court Rules
The ruling follows a previous court order that required the sheriff to improve conditions inside the jail.
Cook County Jail Officers Demand Hazard Pay For Working For Months In Coronavirus Hot Spot
More than 1,000 Cook County Sheriff's Office employees and jail detainees have tested positive for coronavirus. Though most have recovered, seven detainees and four sheriff's office employees died.
Cook County Board Resolves To Redirect Dollars Away From Jails And Policing, Calling It A ‘Failed System’
By approving the Justice for Black Lives resolution, Cook County will work to steer its multibillion-dollar policing budget toward health care, restorative justice and jobs instead in the coming years.
Policing Isn’t The Only Problem — Defund The Cook County Jail, Too, Protesters Demand
Advocates want money from the jail to be reallocated towards housing, health care, jobs and mental health.
Arrested Protesters Risk Spreading Coronavirus Back To Communities, Research Shows
A study by a University of Chicago researcher found nearly 16 percent of all coronavirus cases in Chicago are related to people cycling in and out of jail.
Civil Rights Group Launches Court Watching Program To Monitor Unaffordable Bonds
Cook County Jail is a hot spot for coronavirus, and one group is trying to prevent defendants from being sent there because they can't afford bail.
Advocates Demand Proof Sheriff Is Implementing Sanitation, Social Distancing In Cook County Jail
Attorneys are asking a federal judge to order the Sheriff to prove the jail is complying with an earlier injunction that requires added sanitation, testing, and PPE for detainees.
Cook County Runs Out Of Electronic Monitoring Devices; Detainees Cleared For Release Now Stuck In Jail
Efforts to quickly release detainees from the coronavirus hot spot, where more than 500 detainees have been infected, have created the shortage.
6th Detainee And A Correctional Officer Die Of Coronavirus At Cook County Jail, One Of Largest Outbreaks In The U.S.
In total, 692 people connected to the jail have tested positive for coronavirus.
Cook County Jail Detainee Attacks 3 Guards, Frees Other Detainees From Cells, Video Shows
The detainee choked one guard until he was unconscious and knocked another out with one punch, leaving him hospitalized with serious injuries.
181 Cook County Jail Staffers Have Coronavirus. Remaining Guards Are Overworked, Forced To Cut Corners, Union Says
In two recent incidents, strained employees forgot to tell officers a detainee had coronavirus, putting them at risk, the union said.
Cook County Detainees Are Socializing As Coronavirus Spreads Through Jail, Staffer Says
Staff did not receive protective equipment until two weeks after coronavirus was detected at the jail, the deputy said: Sheriff Tom Dart "dropped the ball."