Tag Archives: Cook County Jail

CN January 19 2017

  Our guest this week runs a mental health institution so vast that it’s been called the largest in the country. He also runs a pretty significant job training operation, a substance abuse clinic, an anti-violence effort, and he’s a major … Continue reading

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CN Nov. 5, 2015

  Does Kim Foxx present a formidable challenge to Anita Alvarez? She wants her job. The candidate and challenger for Cook County State’s Attorney is our guest on today’s show. An excerpt: “No one wants to see nine-year-olds murdered near their grandmother’s … Continue reading

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CN July 3, 2014

  The White Sox don’t fill The Cell all that often, so here’s what it looks like when it’s full. But did you know that, if you could bus every adult currently in prison in Illinois to this park, there would still … Continue reading

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CN November 7, 2013

Well, the Illinois Legislature gaveled to a close today without any tangible pension-reform legislation. But that wasn’t the only thing that got left behind as the doors closed. Mayor Emanuel and Police Superintendent McCarthy had pushed mightily for increased mandatory … Continue reading

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CN May 2, 2013

Why is Cook County Jail suddenly reaching the bursting point? It’s at capacity, when its population had been declining in recent years.  Well, it’s partly because we seem to be locking more people up, but it’s also because Cook County … Continue reading

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CN March 22, 2012

In case you weren’t sure where Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stands on the issue of decriminalizing the possession of small quantities of marijuana – here’s what she says on today’s show. “So I’m 65 years old. I’m gonna … Continue reading

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