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A Skewed System of Checks and Balances

Angela Caputo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Angela Caputo

In Cook County and Chicago, the checks-and-balance system is skewed. As a result, thousands of people sit in the county jail each year on charges that most likely wouldn't warrant incarceration even if they were found guilty.

Cook County Judge a Loose Cannon

David Protess | Posted 11.24.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

Serbian immigrant Marko Pantelic drove across town to the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Sept. 6 to support a wrongfully accused friend and "to see how justice works in America." He should have stayed home.

Jesus Vincente Zambada-Niebla Pleads Not Guilty: Alleged Mexican Cartel Leader Denies Charges

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A man accused of being one of the leaders of a powerful Mexican drug cartel pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he conspired to...