My difficult child was arrested yesterday and he is now in the Cook County jail in Chicago. He has three charges: 2 counts of theft (misdemeanors) and I count of residential burglary (a felony). My h and received a call yesterday that difficult child was arrested and we decided that we could not post his bail yet. We did not go to his bond hearing today, but we have an attorney who was there with difficult child. Our son was shocked that we were not in the courtroom, and he never really thought that he would go to jail. The judge agreed to send difficult child to the hospital section of the jail because he is addicted, and he is court ordered to go to residential rehab. difficult child has been desperate for money, so he went to two friend's houses and he stole jewelry from their mother's rooms (to sell for cash). He also broke into our home on Thursday and stole some of my jewelry, not any valuable items. He was charged with burglary because he got into a friend's home by using the code to their garage. They have a son who uses weed all the time with difficult child and he gave difficult child the garage code a long time ago. H and I told difficult child that he could not live at our house on Monday, because he refused to go to school and he was getting high all the time. He was staying with a friend whose mom was out of town, and he also stole jewelry from this house. He was arrested because difficult child was staying in a motel, he had taken a cab and he did not have enough money to pay the cab and the driver called the cops. When cops entered the motel room they found difficult child with lots of jewelry on the bed. When difficult child called h and I from the police station he expected that we would post his bond. This is the hardest thing that I have ever done, to let difficult child go to such a horrible place. This is one of the worst jails in the country, and he is not prepared for this. I am really hoping that this will be a wake up call for him to get better. But he is a white kid from the suburbs, and I am so scared for him now. We will post his bail in a few days and then take him immediately to rehab. I just hope that he will survive in jail until we bail him out. Please say a prayer for difficult child's safety this week-end. He will need it. Thanks so much!