Interview with the Chicago Justice Project's Tracy Siska about "Convicted in Cook," an analysis of Cook County conviction data.
Cook County board president Tony Preckwinkle is poised to seize a job that's done by the man who wears the sheriff's star: responsibility for putting jail detainees on electronic monitoring.
A report by the Better Government Association says Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown tried—and failed—to hike revenues for a government office that's "as bad as a bureaucracy gets."
The new Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough tried to illegally influence hiring before taking office, according to a federal monitor.
Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the two forms of justice and more.
Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on how Chicagoans use county government, and more.
Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the scripting of Joint Board of Review meetings, and more.