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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.

06/30/2014

From left: Lawrence Pope; Taveda Driver; Jermain Hoskins (Cook County Sheriff)

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.

06/30/2014

Handcuffs

Sheriff: Beware Phone Calls Threatening Arrest, Demanding Cash

The 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.

06/27/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

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.

04/29/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Alvarez Questions Wisdom Of Suggested Alternatives To Jail For Some Inmates

County 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.

04/09/2014

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Dart Demands Access To State Database To Conduct Concealed Carry Screening

The Sheriff of Cook County says he’s being excluded from a data base he needs to do effective concealed carry screening.

12/17/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Teamsters Union Ad Criticizes Dart On Jail Staffing, Spending

The Teamsters union – representing law enforcement officers at the Cook County Sheriff’s office – has taken out a full-page newspaper ad criticizing the sheriff’s staffing and spending priorities.

11/11/2013

Steven Cleary. (Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Threatening Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

- A west suburban man was charged Friday after allegedly sending death threats and cyber stalking Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart

11/09/2013

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Cook Co. Sheriff’s Office: Concealed Carry Likely By Mid-April

Cook County Sheriff Tom Darts top policy aid briefed Cook County Commissioners on movement toward compliance with the new concealed carry law.

10/23/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Group Wants Referendum Asking State For More Money To Treat Mentally Ill

A group of politicians, ministers and mental health experts stood on the Cook County Jail grounds this morning and proposed a referendum for the November 2014 ballot.

10/14/2013

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Dart: Gun Owners With Revoked FOID Cards Need To Have Firearms Taken Away

The Sheriff of Cook County says: look right across from schools, parks and churches, and you’ll find people with guns who aren’t supposed to have them.

05/29/2013

A plastic gun. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Can 3D Printers Be Used To Make Untraceable Plastic Guns?

Imagine a gun that can’t be traced and can pass right through security without being detected. A Texas man announced last week that he’d made one using something called a 3D printer.

05/15/2013

Tom Dart

Conservative Group Sues Sheriff Dart Over Immigration

A conservative watch dog group has sued Sheriff Tom Dart for following Cook County laws on the release of immigrants from custody.

04/22/2013

John Wayne Gacy

No Indication Of More Victims Buried At Residence Of Gacy’s Mother

The Cook County Sheriff’s office says there’s no indication that more victims of John Wayne Gacy are buried on Northwest Side property where Gacy’s mother lived.

03/26/2013