Ankle-monitor alerts garner phone calls and visits from sheriffs officers—but more than 80 percent are bogus, according to a University of Chicago analysis.
It took almost five months to get recording equipment working in eviction court. Will it make a difference for landlords and tenants?
Next week’s election could be the first in nearly 30 years to unseat a Cook County judge
Cycle of injustice continues as blacks still ticketed at far higher rates for biking violations.
Independent justice system observers rate the Cook County state’s attorney a year into her term.
Public defenders, especially women, are being sexually harassed while visiting defendants in lockup.
Cook County judges have been ordered to consider defendants’ ability to pay when setting bail.
The odds of winning in eviction court are stacked against tenants; a lack of transparency is part of the problem.
Experts debate whether computerized risk-assessment will mitigate or exacerbate alleged racial and class biases among Cook County judges.
Illinois law already prohibits fixed bail, and the poor are disproportionately jailed anyway.
Officials continue to battle over who’s getting locked up in Cook County.
How a medieval court system is costing you money—and compromising safety
Local bar associations rate the judges facing reelection.