Dart Gets a Grant
- Cook County Jail could have fewer non-violent offenders in the future.
The MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday that it's giving the county $150,000 in the form of a planning grant to help achieve the goal.
The Chicago-based foundation is also giving grants to 19 other jurisdictions around the country.
That's the entire article. While we realize the MacArthur Foundation is entitled to grant its largess to any individual or organization it deems worthy, giving cash to a government entity, especially one as crooked as Cook County and to a jail-keeper who pleads his house is "overcrowded" while closing numerous wings of the jail, thereby achieving a political end via mismanagement, is somewhat questionable.