New ball and chain Joel Colton of CPS Probation demonstrates an ankle monitor at his office on Locust Street. The monitor in the picture is the same model as the one Wesley Lex Leverett is ordered to wear while free on bond. Leverett is charged with the 2017 murder of Barry Cole. - photo by Chris Simones The days of lock ‘em up and throw away the key are long gone and the modern-day ball and chain weighs about 8 ounces, not the traditional 18 pounds. Latest All students to return to class Monday Chastain sworn in as mayor, Brock appointed vice mayor Harvey's frustration flips flag Vaccine is coming, but what does that mean?