Andy Grimm, Chicago Sun-Times

Andy Grimm

Chicago Sun-Times

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Recent articles by Andy:

Dart touts improvements, warns of security issues as Cook County Jail battles COVID-19

Social distancing behind the walls may not be possible if summer weather brings a resurgence of arrests, Sheriff Tom Dart’s report on the jail warns. → Read More

Social distancing hits hard for families in DCFS system

For more than a month, the state agency has banned in-person visits for thousands of parents with children in the child welfare system. → Read More

Inmate fighting life sentence for double murder also battling COVID-19, lawyer says

Alfredo "Freddy" Gonzalez, 62, is one of dozens of men who say they were framed by retired Chicago Police Det. Reynaldo Guevara. → Read More

Police trying to identify pedestrian killed in Little Village crash

Marco Gomez-Andrade allegedly admitted striking a man in the street Saturday night, and turned himself in four hours later. → Read More

Federal judge orders single cells for Cook County Jail detainees to slow spread of coronavirus

A class action lawsuit had sought the release or transfer of elderly and medically compromised detainees. → Read More

Cook County Jail director defends handling of COVID-19 outbreak

Lawyers for prisoners say the rate of infection inside jail is three times higher than for the rest of the state. → Read More

Cook County Jail detainees charged with attempted murder for alleged attack on corrections officers

Dante Jeffries and Sharelle Sims were involved in an attack in a maximum-security tier at the jail, authorities say. → Read More

Corrections officer at Cook County Jail died of COVID-19, family says

Corrections Officer Sheila Rivera, 47, died Sunday at Resurrection Hospital, the first Cook County corrections officer to die of the virus. → Read More

‘I feel like I lost the battle for my husband,’ widow of dead Cook County Jail detainee says

Nickolas Lee, 42, was the third detainee to die after contracting COVID-19 at the Cook County Jail. → Read More

Advocates call for inspection of Cook County Jail amid coronavirus outbreak

Jail officials will give every detainee with symptoms a surgical mask, but say they only have enough supplies to do that for roughly a week. → Read More

Former NU prof wants out of Cook County Jail to help with coronavirus research

Wyndham Lathem, an infectious disease expert charged in the 2017 murder of his boyfriend, said he also has health problems. → Read More

Federal judge holds hearing on lawsuit filed over Cook County Jail coronavirus response

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly delayed a ruling on a lawsuit seeking the release or transfer of elderly and medically compromised detainees. → Read More

Man allegedly murdered Brighton Park liquor store clerk after he refused to sell beer

Moises Morales, 26, stabbed cashier Christ Douvlis inside the Liquorama liquor store. → Read More

Detainees sue Sheriff Tom Dart over coronavirus at Cook County Jail

The federal lawsuit seeks the release and transfer of detainees with health problems and increased protective measures. → Read More

Cook County Sheriff Dart blasts letter alleging he failed to provide jail staff protective equipment

Dart fires back at lawyer’s claims that staff in frequent contact with inmates have not been provided with masks or other protective equipment. → Read More

Bail denied — twice — for inmate with COVID-19

Vada Allen, 57, was one of the first detainees in the jail to test positive for the new coronavirus. → Read More

Teen charged with manslaughter in friend’s fatal shooting

Darvell Bohannon, 19, was playing with a pistol in his friend’s bedroom when he shot and killed 20-year-old Jawuan Maxey, prosecutor said. → Read More

Man who contracted coronavirus at Cook County Jail: ‘I really thought I was going to die’

The Albany Park man was days away from completing his 90-day sentence for aggravated DUI when he became one of the first detainees to test positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Jail population falls to record low as COVID-19 measures take hold

Headcount falls to 5,003; Sheriff Tom Dart to reopen "bootcamp" as hospital for infected. → Read More

Jail population dips slightly on first day of court-ordered bond reviews

Public Defender, civil rights advocate called for thousands of detainees to be released amid coronavirus outbreak. → Read More