Tyler Spratt had a smile for everyone. He’d spin tales with loved ones, trying to get them to bite, and, when they’d discover the ruse, he’d let out a laugh. Spratt was warm and loving, his obituary notes, particularly with his nephew and younger cousins. He took pride in his job as a chef—the 28-year-old, […]
Hundreds of Chicagoans have been inundated with faulty alerts that summon sheriff’s deputies and carry the threat of jail.
After nearly two years on electronic monitoring, Jeremey “Mohawk” Johnson’s ankle bracelet is finally off.
Jeremey Johnson has chronicled nearly two years of pretrial house arrest.
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.
Ex-cops attempted to throw out a Rogers Park tenant at gunpoint. The police report tells a different story.
A sheriff, a pack of journalists, and three sergeants walked into a field of weed . . . with flamethrowers.
“We can’t think of a single significant instance where he was the target of someone’s ire,” the Chicago police hive-mind blog reflects.
The cooperative connects the dots between data sets about the same person or case buried among various city and county agencies.
Public defenders, especially women, are being sexually harassed while visiting defendants in lockup.
The odds of winning in eviction court are stacked against tenants; a lack of transparency is part of the problem.
Illinois law already prohibits fixed bail, and the poor are disproportionately jailed anyway.
Also, don’t rule out a 2019 mayoral run from Cook County sheriff Tom Dart.
Not many people want to live next to a serious marijuana operation
Intensive gardening in Joliet and other marijuana-law defying acts.