Cook County Sheriff

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

County Commissioner Wants Sheriff’s Police To Help CPD Patrol West Side

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-Oak Park) has written a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, asking him to allow the Sheriff’s Department deploy additional officers on the streets of the Austin neighborhood.

04/16/2015

Patrick O'Connor (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Driver Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed Woman, 94

Sheriff’s detectives learned that Patrick O’Connor had consumed alcohol and had been administered methadone before he collided with another vehicle.

04/13/2015

Faiz Ikramulla (Courtesy: Cook County Sheriff)

Arrest Warrant Issued For Father Of Girl Found Alone In Forest Preserve

Cook County Sheriff’s police have taken steps to bring a 35-year-old man back from Michigan, after he showed up there a day after allegedly leaving his 3-year-old daughter alone in a forest preserve in northwest suburban Prospect Heights earlier this week.

04/09/2015

The girl was found in a forest preserve in Prospect Heights Tuesday. (Source: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Father In Custody After Girl Found Alone In Forest Preserve

The girl, whose name is Aliya, was found around 6:30 p.m. walking along Palatine Road, on the western edge of the Allison Woods Forest Preserve.

04/08/2015

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Dart: Jail Population Will Increase If Rauner Cuts Mental Health Treatment

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget cuts, saying the governor’s fiscal plan will end up costing the state a lot more money in the long run, and needlessly send more people to jail.

03/27/2015

Sheriff's police found $10 million worth of marijuana at a Lyons cold storage facility last week.  (Credit: Cook County sheriff's police._

Over A Ton Of Marijuana Found In Frozen Avocado Shipment

Authorities found more than $10 million worth of marijuana last week, hidden in a shipment of frozen avocado pulp at a west suburban cold storage facility.

03/11/2015

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart discusses his push to get low-level jail inmates released more quickly. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Sheriff Wants Low-Level Inmates Released From Jail Faster

One woman at Cook County Jail has been incarcerated since last summer, awaiting trial for stealing about $4 worth of plums and candy. She was pregnant at the time, and Sheriff Tom Dart said her incarceration has cost the county $20,000.

03/10/2015

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Considering Video Visitation For Jail Inmates

The Cook County Sheriff’s office said it is exploring use of so-called “visitation technology,” which would provide friends and family another option for communicating with inmates, by allowing them to visit remotely via computer.

02/24/2015

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Sheriff Advertises Prostitution Sting, But Johns Still Arrested

The Cook County Sheriff’s Police told them they were coming. The agency took an ad out on Backpage.com and warned it was “investigating and arresting” human sex traffickers and those who enable them by answering escort ads. “They still did it,” Sheriff Tom Dart said. “We knew they would.”

02/03/2015

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dart: Concealed Carry Law Fell Short On Review Process

A year after the state began allowing people to carry firearms in public in Illinois, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart suggested some counties might not be as thorough in reviewing concealed carry applications as Cook County.

01/19/2015

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

More Than 91,000 Applied For Concealed Carry Permits In 2014

A sizeable chunk of the 91,651 applications were submitted last January, when the concealed carry law went into effect. Illinois State Police said more than 34,000 people applied last January. In all, nearly 2,400 people were turned down for concealed carry permits.

01/16/2015

Gavel

Former Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced For Using Excessive Force

A federal judge says “what happened here was extremely serious,” as she sentences a former sheriff’s deputy for brutalizing a prisoner in the Maywood lockup, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

01/07/2015

Fernando Rodriguez (Chicago Police Department)

Cook County Sheriff’s Officer Charged With Attempted Sexual Assault

Fernando Rodriguez, 52, was charged with attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault; aggravated unlawful restraint; and official misconduct — all felony counts, Chicago Police said.

01/01/2015

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Cook, Lake Counties Put Evictions On Hold Until Jan. 5

People facing eviction from their homes have been getting a small break for the holidays. Sheriff’s officials in Cook and Lake counties have placed an annual moratorium on evictions until early January.

12/22/2014

Amardeep Sangha (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Veterinarian Charged With Felony Animal Cruelty After Four Dogs Found Dead

A veterinarian is facing felony animal cruelty charges after four dogs were found starved to death at a south suburban facility. Dr. Amardeep Sangha, 54, faces three counts of felony aggravated cruelty to animals.

12/16/2014

John Michael Cunningham (Cook County Sheriff)

Distraught Chicago Man, 27, Disappeared Last Week In Palos Park: Police

John Michael Cunningham, 27, was last seen “in a fit of work-related frustration” about 10:45 a.m. Thursday in a forest preserve area near 104th Avenue and McCarthy Road.

11/03/2014

Ford Heights

Police Investigating Double Murder In Ford Heights

Cook County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the murders of two people in the south suburbs.

11/01/2014

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Harvey To Vote On Police Department Audit By Cook County Sheriff

Facing a massive financial crisis, the Harvey City Council on Monday will vote on an ordinance that would allow the Cook County Sheriff to conduct an audit of its police department in what appears to be a revolt by aldermen against Mayor Eric Kellogg.

09/21/2014

Jorge Figueroa (left) and Ricardo Martinez (right) are accused of stealing firearms from a gun collector's garage and selling them across Cook County. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Pair Charged With Stealing Collector’s Guns, Selling Them Across Cook County

Two Elmwood Park men have been arrested on gun trafficking charges after allegedly stealing at least 30 firearms from a collector and selling the guns all over Cook County.

09/03/2014

Officials unveil a monument to the victims of the Burr Oak grave reselling scandal on the grounds of the Alsip. In 2009, authorities discovered hundreds of graves had been dug up, and bodies dumped in mass graves, to resell burial plots. (Credit: Mai Martinez/CBS)

Burr Oak Monument Honors Victims Of Burial Scandal

After touring the now pristine cemetery, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the change there over the past five years has been remarkable.

08/29/2014

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