Cook County Sheriff

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

Bridget Murphy purchased these tickets for Sunday's game between the Bears and Vikings for $800, only to learn at the gate that they were fake. (Supplied to CBS)

2 Investigators: Sheriff’s Police Bust Counterfeit-Ticket Sellers

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman helps Cook County authorities set up some fake-ticket makers.

07/21/2014

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

Botched ‘Dixmoor 5′ Case Re-Opened

Authorities have reopened the botched investigation into the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl, which was wrongfully blamed on the so-called “Dixmoor 5,” some of whom spent two decades in prison.

05/07/2014

The Cook County Sheriff's office and mental health advocates released green balloons outside of the Cook County Jail on Friday to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Month. Sheriff Tom Dart has called the jail the nation's largest mental health hospital, because of how many detainees who suffer from psychological problems. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Sheriff Calls For More Mental Health Clinics

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has called the jail the largest mental health hospital in the country.

05/02/2014

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 Jail (Credit: CBS)

Dart Tells Congress ‘We Have Criminalized Mental Illness In This Country’

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has taken his appeal for more help for mentally ill jail inmates to Capitol Hill.

03/26/2014

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

Sheriff’s Deputies, State Comptroller Checking Harvey’s Financial Records

Cook County Sheriff’s deputies and auditors with the Illinois State Comptroller’s office took the unprecedented step of going into Harvey’s city hall to check financial records, and make sure it files overdue audits.

03/21/2014

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)

Officers To Collect $2.4 Million In Settlement With Cook County

They say they were reprimanded for supporting Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s opponent and now 21 Cook County Sheriff’s Police officers are preparing to collect a $2.4 million settlement.

02/18/2014

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

Cook County To Settle Deputies’ Suit Vs. Sheriff Dart For $2.4M

The Cook County Board is expected to settle a federal lawsuit brought by 21 deputies who allege Sheriff Tom Dart retaliated against them because they backed his political opponent when he was running sheriff in 2006.

02/14/2014

Counterfeit air bags (CBS)

Sheriff Fears Motorists May Be Driving With Counterfeit Airbags

Could you be driving around with fake airbags and not know it? That’s what Cook County investigators want to know after they found two dozen counterfeit airbags at a southwest suburban auto shop.

02/13/2014

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

Sheriff Dart Objects To 240 Concealed Carry Applications

Of the sheriff’s objections, 77 are based on the applicants’ gun crimes, 88 are based on applicants’ domestic violence records, and 52 are based on applicants’ battery and assault records.

02/06/2014

Cuauhtemoc Estrada (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Suspects In Custody In Fatal Shooting Of Sheriff’s Officer

Cuauhtemoc Estrada, 50, was gunned down Friday night in a VFW parking lot in Bellwood while trying to stop his daughter from being robbed.

12/22/2013

Prison fence

Sheriff Using Inmates To Tear Down Abandoned Buildings

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is attempting to tackle a major problem, using jail inmates as laborers.

12/20/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Part Of County Jail Loses Heat; Inmates Moved

Part of the Cook County Jail has been without heat for days.

11/26/2013

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

Dart ‘Keeping All Options On The Table’ On Policing Robbins

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart met with two trustees from the village of Robbins Wednesday, but deferred any decision on taking command of the suburb’s police department.

11/21/2013

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