Suffredin- For a Better Cook County  
 

Accountability
Forest Preserves
Public Safety
Cook County Budget
Forest Pres. Budget
Property Tax Appeal
Health & Hospitals
Land Bank Authority
Policy Resolutions
Unsung Heroine

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

The Cook County Code of Ordinances are the current laws of Cook County.

   
 

Search current and proposed Cook County Legislation in Larry's exclusive legislative library.

   
  Last year more people used the County's forest preserves than visited Yellowstone National Park.
   
     
     
     



17 people hurt in 2 knife fights in County Jail

Monday, March 13, 2006
Chicago Tribune
by Tonya Maxwell and Josh Noel

Two knife fights in Cook County Jail Sunday left 17 people injured, six seriously, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

There were few details on what caused either fight, but Fire Department spokesman Will Knight said that at about 8 p.m., a Cook County sheriff's police deputy was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn with minor to moderate injuries and three inmates were taken to Mt. Sinai and Stroger Hospitals in Chicago in serious condition.

Ten inmates with lesser injuries were taken to Cermak Hospital in the jail.

The inmates all came from a maximum-security wing at the jail, and all the injuries were stab wounds, Chicago Fire Department EMS Chief Kevin Roche said.

Bill Cunningham, sheriff's police spokesman, said the fight might be gang-related.

LaTonya Walker, 29, was visiting her brother in the jail with her six children, ages 1 to 11, when the fight broke out.

"A couple of people got into a confrontation," she said. "It was just arguing about the TV."

In a earlier fight at about 5:15 p.m., three inmates were taken to Mt. Sinai and Stroger Hospitals with serious stab wounds, said Larry Langford, Fire Department spokesman.

Though Sunday's violence at the jail was quickly contained, it marked another problem for a facility that has had a string of embarrassing episodes this year.

On Feb. 11, six inmates, two charged with murder, overpowered guards at the jail and escaped. They were captured within two days.

A day earlier, on Feb. 10, an inmate charged with three armed robberies escaped from a maximum-security wing by hiding in a laundry truck. He was caught the next day.

Also in February, three inmates suffered minor injuries from gunshot wounds. The gun had been smuggled into the jail by a prisoner's girlfriend, authorities said.



Recent Headlines

CTA Moves Forward with Major Red Line Projects:
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Special to suffredin.org

Borrow $10B to help stabilize city pensions along with legal pot, casino and benefit cuts: Rahm
Thursday, December 13, 2018
The Daily Line

Cook County Public Guardian sues DCFS: “Abject moral and human rights failure”
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Capitol Fax

How local suburbs voted in Cook County minimum wage/paid sick leave advisory referenda
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The Bugel

Cook County restores tax on parking apps before January cut took effect
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Cook County repeals lower parking-app tax rate
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Crain's Chicago Business

PRECKWINKLE’s tax tweak — Details on BURKE raids — State REPUBLICANS look for hope — SUMMERS’ tirade
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Illinois Politico

County Board to take on taxes,toilets at Wednesday meeting
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times

Woman, 19, arrested after escaping police custody at Cook County courthouse
Sunday, December 09, 2018
WLS ABC Chicago 7

Here's an exciting prospect: A boring assessor's office
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Crain's Chicago Business

Sheriff starts unique inmate program to combat Chicago's gun epidemic
Thursday, December 06, 2018
RTV 6 Indianapolis

Staff feud at tax appeals board turns nasty
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Crain's Chicago Business

Cook County Tax Bills Posted Online Three Months Early
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
CBS Chicago

County Board makes it easier to choose Preckwinkle successor
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times

New Cook County assessor vows end to favoritism as he takes office
Monday, December 03, 2018
Crain's Chicago Business

New Cook County Board members sworn in Monday
Monday, December 03, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Cook County referendums: 'Yes' to everything
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Chicago City Wire

Glenview to discuss Cook County minimum wage, paid sick leave ordinances in December
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Wilmette reverses course, fully adopts both county minimum wage and sick time rules
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Chicago Tribune

What Pritzker's minimum wage increase plan could mean for the suburbs
Monday, November 26, 2018
Daily Herald

all news items

Paid for by Larry Suffredin and not at taxpayer expense. A Haymarket Production.
^ TOP