Cook County Sheriff

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

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

Dart Plans To Take Over Police Duties In Robbins

Dart announced the plan after Robbins police and village officials failed to remove a police administrator whose policing credentials have been challenged by a state regulatory agency.

11/20/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Brawl Erupts On Cook County Jail Bus Transporting Inmates

A sheriff’s spokesman says an inmate was injured this afternoon when a brawl broke out on a Cook County jail bus with 52 inmates on board.

10/23/2013

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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

Tom Dart

Dart: Prosecute Bullies Who ‘Have Crossed Every Conceivable Line’

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said he favors criminal prosecutions of school bullies who take things too far.

10/16/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Jail Officer Suspended After Penning ‘Graphic’ Letters To Inmate

The Cook County Sheriff’s office has suspended a high-ranking jail officer who kept up a secret relationship with a female inmate awaiting trial for the alleged murder of her 6-year-old daughter

09/10/2013

A Cook County sheriff's officer walks off with a confiscated gun. (CBS)

When Gun-Owner Cards Are Revoked, Sheriff’s Police Go After Weapons

More than 5,000 Cook County residents are illegally holding guns after their firearms ownership cards were revoked. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

08/22/2013

Christopher Plouffe (Cook County Sheriff)

Colorado Man Charged With Meeting Chicago Girl For Sex

Christopher Plouffe, 31, of Grand Junction, Co., was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, three counts of indecent solicitation of a child, grooming and traveling to meet a minor.

08/22/2013

These evidence kits were found inside the Robbins Police Department.  Some of the kits used to collect evidence after sexual assaults sat unprocessed since the 1980s.

Pursuit For Justice After Robbins Failed To Pursue Hundreds Of Rape Cases

A total of 200 rape kits that Robbins police either never sent to the crime lab or never fully investigated have now been analyzed, and authorities say there are known suspects walking the streets.

08/20/2013

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

Sheriff’s Officers Take Over Midnight Shift In Dixmoor

In 2008, Sheriff Tom Dart took over patrols in south suburban Ford Heights after that village disbanded its police department because of budget woes. The sheriff’s office also has a regular police presence in south suburban Dolton.

08/06/2013

A total of 20 guns were taken from a person who had a revoked FOID card. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Sheriff’s Deputies Seizing Guns From People With Revoked Permits

A new team from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has launched an effort to seize guns from thousands of people whose state gun permits have been revoked.

07/26/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Dart: Summer Jail Crowding Not As Bad As Feared

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart predicted several months ago that summer would bring a dramatic increase in the population of the jail, and that’s come true, but he said they’re managing so far.

WBBM Newsradio–07/24/2013

Larry Ankum and Denzel Edwards (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Sheriff Dart Hails Online Crime Tips As “Wave Of The Future”

Cook County Sheriff’s police credited a new online crime tips feature with helping solve the murder of a college student.

WBBM Newsradio–07/23/2013

Nikki Bostic-Jones

Cook County Jail Guard Remembered A Year After Fatal Hit-And-Run

A memorial service was held Thursday morning for a Cook County Sheriff’s deputy killed by a hit-and-run driver as she was crossing the street to go to work exactly one year ago.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2013

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

Dart Slams 30-Day Deadline For Concealed Carry Background Checks

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said his department doesn’t have the manpower, the time, or the money to properly conduct background checks for those who want to carry concealed weapons within the time required under a new state law.

07/10/2013

Nathan Hiatt (Cook County Sheriff)

Lockport Man Hit Sleeping Boy With Fireplace Shovel: Authorities

Nathan Hiatt, 29, allegedly struck the sleeping boy with the utensil about 1 a.m. Saturday in a home in the 15100 block of 131st Street in an unincorporated area near Lemont.

07/08/2013

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