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Cook County Jail Settles Hundreds of Lawsuits

Cook County has approved hundreds of low-dollar legal settlements in connection with conditions at the Cook County Jail since 2015.

WBEZ's Michael Puente is reporting that story and he joins us now to tell us more.

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