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Activists will try to help women and men who are incarcerated during two weekend events.

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The pizzas, which run from $5 to $7, are made on-site by jail inmates.

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The men have been charged with aggravated arson, the sheriff said.

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Stephanie Lewis, 42, and her boyfriend threatened a guard as part of the plot, prosecutors said.

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Ald. James Cappleman introduced a resolution to get the city and state to work together more.

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The dispatcher used a license plate to find the guard's home address, where he was threatened.

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A fight broke out among detainees housed in Division 9, the jail's super-maximum security division. 

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Eight detainees and two correctional officers were sent to the hospital after being stabbed or battered.

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Some of those injured were stabbed and some were battered, Chicago Fire officials said. 

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The former mayoral candidate is raising $100,000 to help people facing modest bonds they cannot afford.

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Cordarryl Stevenson and Martin Alvarado allegedly stabbed another inmate in a standoff last month.

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Two inmates are expected to face charges after they took over a section of the jail Thursday.

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The inmates took over a "housing tier'' at the jail and held the hostage with a "sharp object."

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The money will help fund renovation of the jail's kitchen, said Recipe For Change founder Bruno Abate.

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The inmates await trial and have not been convicted of a crime, which costs taxpayers a ton, Dart said.