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Chicago Tribune
Photography class for Cook County Jail inmates develops passion for artNo one wants to go to jail. But last week a couple hundred people sat in the gy
Photography class for Cook County Jail inmates develops passion for art
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 hours ago
No one wants to go to jail. But last week a couple hundred people sat in the gymnasium of the Mental Health Transition Center at Cook County Jail and they were happy, filling the place with smiles and applause, vivid visions on the wall and what felt... Read more
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NBC Chicago
26 Local Women Rescued From Sex Trade as Part of National Super Bowl StingThe Cook County sheriff’s office rescued 26 women from prostitution and arreste
26 Local Women Rescued From Sex Trade as Part of National Super Bowl Sting
NBC Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
The Cook County sheriff’s office rescued 26 women from prostitution and arrested one male customer while taking part in an annual national law enforcement Super Bowl crackdown on sex trafficking. In Cook County, 26 women were rescued from the sex... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Woman faces mandatory 6 years in prison for kicking deputy on shinTina Hunt had gone to the Cook County criminal courthouse at 26th Street and Ca
Woman faces mandatory 6 years in prison for kicking deputy on shin
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Tina Hunt had gone to the Cook County criminal courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue to attend her son's court appearance in November 2013 when she found herself in a dispute with sheriff's deputies. After she was taken into custody, a... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago's business leaders can help halt cycle of crimeReading the crime blotter or watching the 10 o'clock news can be depressing—so
Chicago's business leaders can help halt cycle of crime
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 13 days ago
Reading the crime blotter or watching the 10 o'clock news can be depressing—so much so that many of us sometimes feel powerless to do anything against the forces of violence, poverty and injustice that are bleeding Chicago. It doesn't have to be... Read more
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Daily Mail
Beggars land $3,000 after court battle with police over free speechPanhandlers win $3,000 in court after sheriffs 'violated their rights when they
Beggars land $3,000 after court battle with police over free speech
Daily Mail / Posted 14 days ago
Panhandlers win $3,000 in court after sheriffs 'violated their rights when they told them to stop begging' Kim Pindak, 63, and Sam Phillips, 57, have been given a total of $3,000 They said deputy sheriffs in Chicago ordered them to stop... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Panhandlers win in court over sheriff's office in ChicagoCHICAGO (AP) � A jury at a federal civil trial Thursday awarded $1,500 each to
Panhandlers win in court over sheriff's office in Chicago
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 15 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) � A jury at a federal civil trial Thursday awarded $1,500 each to two panhandlers who took one of the nation's largest sheriff's offices to court for violating their constitutional right to ask passers-by for money. Jurors returned... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner: No good excuse for lack of state budgetDays before he's set to give his State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner
Rauner: No good excuse for lack of state budget
Daily Herald / Posted 18 days ago
Days before he's set to give his State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner said there's "no good excuse" for the lack of a state budget leading to widespread cuts to social services by one of the state's biggest agencies. On Friday, Lutheran... Read more
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Daily Herald
Cook County Sheriff Dart blasts Rauner over mental health cutsCook County Sheriff Thomas Dart and the National Alliance on Mental Illness den
Cook County Sheriff Dart blasts Rauner over mental health cuts
Daily Herald / Posted 19 days ago
Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart and the National Alliance on Mental Illness denounced Gov. Bruce Rauner this weekend, following the announcement that Lutheran Social Services of Illinois would lay off 750 employees and shut down 30 social services... Read more
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Daily Herald
City briefings: Chicago schools cut 407 jobs, $32 million in costsChicago Public Schools laid off 227 staffers Friday and closed another 180 cent
City briefings: Chicago schools cut 407 jobs, $32 million in costs
Daily Herald / Posted 21 days ago
Chicago Public Schools laid off 227 staffers Friday and closed another 180 central and administrative positions, "painful" cuts school officials say will save $32 million this year. The reductions will come from technical, special education,... Read more
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Officer.com
Chicago Police, Sheriff Team Up in Gang FightCHICAGO -- With the city off to a violent start in the first days of 2016, Chic
Chicago Police, Sheriff Team Up in Gang Fight
Officer.com / Posted 22 days ago
CHICAGO -- With the city off to a violent start in the first days of 2016, Chicago police and the Cook County Sheriff's Office announced plans Wednesday to team up on the West Side to combat gangs and remove illegal guns from the street. The... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Chicago police, sheriff's department team up fight gangsCHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff's Offi
Chicago police, sheriff's department team up fight gangs
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 22 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff's Office are teaming up to target street gangs. In a news release, the police department says the two agencies are renewing a partnership on narcotics investigations, traffic... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Chicago police, sheriff's department team up fight gangsCHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff's Offi
Chicago police, sheriff's department team up fight gangs
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 23 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff's Office are teaming up to target street gangs. In a news release, the police department says the two agencies are renewing a partnership on narcotics investigations, traffic... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
What's so wrong about hiring an ex-offender?With our city on edge and our state still without a budget, Chicago's business
What's so wrong about hiring an ex-offender?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 23 days ago
With our city on edge and our state still without a budget, Chicago's business leaders could be forgiven for closing the book on prospective 2016 resolutions. But as we forge ahead in the New Year, I'd like to offer an additional idea for... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois child welfare agency left millions of federal dollars unclaimedIllinois child welfare officials forfeited tens of millions of federal dollars
Illinois child welfare agency left millions of federal dollars unclaimed
Chicago Tribune / Posted 30 days ago
Illinois child welfare officials forfeited tens of millions of federal dollars in recent years by failing to process basic paperwork, state authorities told the Tribune this week. After a monthslong bureaucratic effort fixed the lapses, $21.5... Read more
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