Cook County

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READ: Chicago Implements GPS Monitoring Devices That Calls, Records Children Without Their Consent

Cook County officials say the monitoring tool improves communication with children, but critics say it is an invasion of privacy and violation of the Constitution.

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R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts of Criminal Sexual Abuse

Three of the survivors noted by State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx were minors when the singer allegedly abused them.

MacArthur Foundation Awards $25 Million in Grants for Justice System Reform

Twenty jurisdictions will receive funding to reduce racial and ethnic disparities and shrink jail populations across the nation.

Local Fight Against Deportation Pipeline Moves From Money to Rights

The Obama administration is willing to pay big money to make sure the politically symbolic Cook County doesn’t ditch its marquee immigration enforcement program. Key lessons? Fighting unjust policy with a fiscal argument has its limitations.