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Cook County Bond Court Reform

County Lawmaker Once Again Bucks Federal Immigration Authorities

Posted 04.11.2012 | Chicago

Once again, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has rejected attempts by the Obama administration to turn arrested undocumented immigrants ov...

Immigration Policy Under Fire After Undocumented Inmates Reoffend

Posted 02.10.2012 | Chicago

Eleven of 346 inmates released from jail under Cook County's policy that ignores federal detention requests have reoffended, renewing concerns over th...

Cook County, Immigration Detainers, and the Real Cost to Public Safety

Tara Tidwell Cullen | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
Tara Tidwell Cullen

What happens at Thursday's hearing could have national consequences. Cook County has been a leader in rejecting ICE's attempts to turn local police into federal immigration agents.

Cook County Bond Court Overlooks Critical Information

Katy Welter | Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago
Katy Welter

In less than the time it takes to make an ATM withdrawal, Cook County Bond Court judges make decisions affecting individual liberty and the public safety. This way of transacting justice exacts a dear convenience fee.

Cook County Commissioners Want ICE Noncompliance Ordinance Reversed

Posted 01.18.2012 | Chicago

Days after Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle renewed her commitment to opting the county out of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ...

Lizzie Schiffman

Is Justice System Or Immigration Policy To Blame For Man's Death?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 01.13.2012 | Chicago

The June 2011 death of William "Denny" McCann could have been prevented by a number of checks within the legal system of Cook County, Ill. Police coul...