Cook County jail

Just about everyone is scratching their head about how disgraced singer R. Kelly got out of jail after his lawyer told a judge that he’s broke.

R. Kelly is too broke to pay his own bail.

Inmates in Cook County Jail participated in the first jail-wide, in-person voting session on Saturday.

Earl Wilson was charged in the murder of Illinois judge Raymond Myles.

Farad Polk spent 32 hours trapped behind bars without food or water.

Overcrowding has long plagued Chicago’s Cook County jail and Commissioner Larry Suffredin, (D-13th),  has proposed using taxpayer dollars to bail out low-level inmates who are unable to raise the money themselves. RELATED: Study: Just 1.5 Percent Of ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Arrests Resulted In Jail Or Prison Sentence Constructed as a “revolving bail-bond fund,” tax dollars would be used to […]