The Chicago Reporter investigation finds felony convictions for 17-year-olds jump
When you are 17, you are not allowed to purchase cigarettes, drink or vote. But you can be tried on a felony charge. The Chicago Reporter’s latest investigation found that the number of 17-year-olds convicted of a felony jumped from 777 in 2010 to 907 in 2011. One consequence of sending youth offenders into the... Read more »