Program for drug offenders gets $324,000 federal grant 


CHICAGO (AP) — A program in Cook County to help non-violent offenders with drug or alcohol problems is receiving a federal grant of more than $324,000. In a news release, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois say the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the money to the Cook County Drug Court Treatment Program that’s run by the county’s circuit court.