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COVID-19 Outbreak At Cook County Jail Is Biggest Yet As Incarcerated Population Swells To Pre-Pandemic Levels

Over 850 detainees and jail staffers are currently infected with coronavirus after a sharp increase in cases driven by the Omicron variant.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

With Cash Bond Ending In 2022, A New Program Will Use Social Services To Keep Communities Safe

The Community Release with Support program will prevent people awaiting trial from reoffending by offering services that address the root causes of crime, like joblessness and addiction.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Photo Of Inmates Clearing Snow In Prison Jumpsuits Sparks Outrage, But Sheriff’s Office Says Men Were Warm (And Being Paid)

The person who took the photo said the inmates were not properly dressed for the frigid weather, but the sheriff's office disputes that claim.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop