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Cook County Corrections

State Spends Millions Per Year Keeping Elderly Inmates Behind Bars

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky, and Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Heirens, infamous as Chicago's "Lipstick Killer," is the longest-serving inmate in the Illinois prison system. He's been behind bars since the ag...

Corrections Officer Murder-Suicide: Divorce, Depression And A Dead Son

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three weeks ago, his wife filed for divorce. Three days ago, he finished his 14th straight Chicago marathon, in under six hours. The next day, in the...