Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said she’s backing a new state law to ensure the rights of. arrestees are protected. [A.D. Quig/The Daily Line]

Arrestees at Illinois jails would be afforded three phone calls within an hour of being detained, if a push from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Public Defender Amy Campanelli and First Defense Legal Aid is successful.

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