McHenry County Jail empty of ICE detainees as contract terms expire this week

Alejandro Ortiz, speaks about his experience being detained at McHenry County Jail during a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Chicago.
Kristin Glauner-Elizarraraz, third from left, and Cesar Mauricio Elizarraraz, fourth from left, at their September 2021 wedding in their backyard with their five children.
An inmate waves as activists held a candlelight march to the front of the McHenry County Correctional Facility the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.
Protesters hold up signs the morning of Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, during a rally aimed at persuading the McHenry County Board to cancel its contract with the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement to detain immigrants in the McHenry County Jail. About 25 to 30 people protested outside the facility at 2200 N. Seminary Ave. in Woodstock.
Angela Osorio, 40, with Organized Communities Against Deportations speaks of her experience at the McHenry County jail as a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee at a news conference in Chicago Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.