April 2, 2014: Cook County Board could expand on recent Chicago puppy law

By Brian Slodysko, Chicago Sun-Times

A recent Chicago law targeting for-profit animal breeders who operate so-called “puppy mills” could soon be expanded to encompass all of Cook County.

The newly proposed ordinance, which the Cook County Board is expected to take up at …

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October 16, 2013: Do we have the right people locked up?

By Mick Dumke, Chicago Reader

On August 8 Judge Laura Sullivan took her place on the bench in Cook County's central bond court, where the process of deciding who would sit in jail and who would walk free began just …

October 11, 2013: County Panel Backs Switch To Electronic Records For Court System

By John Cody, WBBM Newsradio

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Cook County Board’s Technology Committee has voted that it’s time to stop tracking court cases, prisoners, and trials using carbon paper and sticky notes.

Commissioner John Fritchey (D-12th) said he believes …

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Editorial: Jail crowding is costly, needs to be fixed

Sun-Times Editorial Board

Cook County’s bail system is broken.

People charged with nonviolent crimes, but who don’t have money to make bail, spend weeks or months awaiting trial. Costs to the taxpayers are soaring, and they could go far higher …