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- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- 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, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Cook County Jail Detainees Had A Higher Voter Turnout In The Primary Than The City As A Whole
About 20 percent of voters turned out citywide compared to 25 percent of detainees at Cook County Jail. Recent legislation made the jail a polling place with same-day registration, boosting turnout there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.