Classifieds Website Backpage.com Files Lawsuit Against Cook County Sheriff Tom DartBackpage.com is suing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart over his fight against the classified website's adult section.
Dart: Prison Population Will Jump Because Of Rauner’s Cuts To Social ProgramsCook County Sheriff Tom Dart is issuing a dire warning about what will happen to his jail because of Governor Bruce Rauner’s cuts to state social safety net programs, reports CBS 2’s Mike Parker.
Electronic Monitoring Surge In Cook County A Mixed Blessing, Dart SaysThe sheriff’s office says last year judges in Cook County ordered 70 percent more defendants to stay at home and wear ankle bracelets than the year before.
Dart Shifts Focus Of Boot Camp Program From Military To Practical Job TrainingCook County Sheriff Tom Dart has inmates breaking down buildings to build themselves new careers, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Teamsters Union Accuses Dart Caring More About Protecting Inmates Than Officer SafetyOne of the nation’s largest local unions is berating Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in a full page ad in the Chicago Sun Times on Sunday.
Dart: Suspects Traded Hostage For Cigarettes In Harvey StandoffCook County Sheriff Tom Dart says his chief negotiator told him that in 150 such cases, he had never seen one like it.
City Breaks Ground On Pullman Community CenterA ground-breaking ceremony was held Saturday in the Pullman neighborhood, on Chicago’s Far South Side for a $15 million, 140,000 square foot community center that will provide indoor practice facilities for multiple sports.
Kirk Introduces Legislation To Crack Down On Sex Trafficking Senator Mark Kirk said Monday he and Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein have introduced legislation to further crackdown on people involved in human trafficking.
Corrections Officer, Two Others Charged In Smuggling Operation At Cook County Jail A 2-year employee of the Cook County Sheriff's Office and two others have been charged in a contraband smuggling operation at County Jail.
Sheriff: Beware Phone Calls Threatening Arrest, Demanding CashThe caller tells victims that they must make payments via pre-paid debit cards or a wire service and implies that an arrest is imminent, the sheriff’s office said.
Sheriff Helping Cook County Inmates Sign Up For Healthcare At Cook County Jail 4,000 one-time inmates now have health coverage. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports why in this original report.
Alvarez Questions Wisdom Of Suggested Alternatives To Jail For Some InmatesCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart have sought alternate arrangements such as home monitoring for inmates charged with non-violent crimes, but Alvarez expressed reservations to a broad-brush approach to releasing such inmates.