Suffredin- An Advocate for All of Us  
 

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:  
   
 
 

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

   
 

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

   
  Cook County has the largest unified trial court system in the world, disposing over 6 million cases in 1990 alone.
   
     
     
     



FBI investigating Cook County juvenile detention center

Friday, April 07, 2006
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Federal agents are investigating whether there were civil rights violations at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, which is in court over alleged abuse by staff members, the FBI said.
FBI spokesman Ross Rice said the Chicago office started looking into the facility after allegations surfaced about abuse of residents at the center, which houses about 400 juveniles.
''We are conducting a preliminary inquiry in an effort to determine whether there were any violations of federal civil rights committed at the facility,'' Rice said.
The American Civil Liberties Union alleges that children, and sometimes staffers, abuse residents at the facility.
The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit against the center in 1999 on behalf of its residents. That suit was settled four years ago when the county agreed to improve conditions, but the ACLU asked a federal judge in November to appoint an independent manager to oversee reforms at the center because the group was again concerned about the juveniles.
John Gibson, spokesman for Cook County Board President John H. Stroger Jr., said Friday that county officials ''will cooperate fully with the FBI's investigation.''
He contended that none of the recent allegations have been proven to be true.
''We've investigated each allegation thoroughly and nothing's been substantiated,'' he said, adding that the facility continues to work with the ACLU and the Annie E. Casey Foundation to improve conditions.
State Attorney General Lisa Murray Madigan also is investigating the facility over accusations that there were fraudulent payroll documents, grant applications and requests for payment.



Recent Headlines

Cook County clerk seeks high school students to help at polling sites
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Daily Southtown

New pact between MWRD and Cook County Sheriff leads to safer streets, cleaner waters
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Special to suffredin.org

Hoffman Estates adopts new pet shop regulations
Friday, July 22, 2016
Daily Herald

Update: Cook County Central Campus Health Center
Friday, July 22, 2016
Special to suffredin.org

How Many People Have Concealed Carry Licenses in Your County?
Friday, July 22, 2016
Patch Local

Enjoy nature from the top when you 'Go Ape'
Friday, July 22, 2016
Chicago Tribune

Health center gives garden crops to patients
Friday, July 22, 2016
Daily Southtown

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CHICAGO'S MWRD AND COOK COUNTY SHERIFF LEADS TO SAFER STREETS, CLEANER WATERS
Friday, July 22, 2016
Water World Press

Cook County recognized for digitial initiatives
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Daily Herald

Prisoner back in custody after escaping from Cook County courthouse
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Fox 32

EDITORIAL: Cook, Lake county police cooperation makes us all safer
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
NW Indiana Times

Chicago Area Clean Cities, Forest Preserves of Cook County to Showcase Success of Alt-Fuel Lawn Mowers
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Special to suffredin.org

Chicago Mayor Emanuel And Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Launch Industrial Growth Zones Program
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Special to suffredin.org

City, county set aside money to help pay for environmental cleanup in industry zones
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Chicago Tribune

Appellate Court doesn't delay Mission Hills project despite arsenic scare
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Chicago Tribune

Sheriff's Office brings at-risk kids to self-esteem program
Monday, July 18, 2016

Sheriffs target gangs, guns in new initiative
Monday, July 18, 2016
Chicago Tribune

Emanuel, Preckwinkle create ‘industrial growth zones’
Monday, July 18, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times

Preliminary budget for Cook County indicates possible tax hikes ahead
Monday, July 18, 2016
Cook County Record

Industrial revolution? City, county create 'growth zones'
Monday, July 18, 2016
Crain's Chicago Business

all news items

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