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Illinois' Largest Mental Health Facility Is A Jail | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.21.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Before he was an inmate, a middle-aged man in a tan correctional uniform heard voices and believed he was God. Former Rep. Patrick Kenne...

'Crisis Mode' Looming As County Jail Just 8 Inmates Shy Of Full

Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

For Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, eight is (more than) enough. Dart said as of Wednesday, the county jail is just eight inmates away from full cap...

Cook County Inmates Learning Chess

AP | By DON BABWIN | Posted 06.03.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Call it the Sheriff's Gambit. A sheriff in Illinois is turning to kings, queens and rooks to help teach inmates at his jail not to behave ...

WATCH: 'Prostitution: Leaving The Life' Tackles Problems Facing Cook County Sex Workers

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago

For about 20,000 women in the Chicagoland area, prostitution is a way of life. Over the years, many of these women are arrested and locked up briefly,...

Tom Dart Helped Lobbyist Brother By Dropping Out Of Mayor's Race

Chicago Sun-Times | Coolest Gadgets | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart dropped out of the race to succeed Mayor Daley, he made clear he was motivated by family reasons. He has five you...

Tom Dart Won't Run For Chicago Mayor: Who Is Left?

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since Rahm Emanuel arrived in Chicago a few weeks ago, the once-long list of possible mayoral candidates in Chicago has dwindled. It seems the most vi...

Rahm's Rocky Road to the Mayoralty

Mark Greenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Greenbaum

Taken together, Rahm has a good opportunity to attain the job he's always wanted, but like the Bears' chances of remaining a serious Super Bowl contender, it is no lock. In fact, he's probably the underdog.

Report: Tom Dart Will Run For Mayor of Chicago

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The phones are ringing. Signatures are being gathered. Groups are vetting who to support. If White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel i...

Sheriff Wants To Stop New Burials At Burr Oak

Southtown Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is trying to prevent new burials from taking place in a 10-acre parcel of Burr Oak cemetery where human remains were dug ...