Cook County Sheriff
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has taken his appeal for more help for mentally ill jail inmates to Capitol Hill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cuauhtemoc Estrada, 50, was gunned down Friday night in a VFW parking lot in Bellwood while trying to stop his daughter from being robbed.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is attempting to tackle a major problem, using jail inmates as laborers.
Part of the Cook County Jail has been without heat for days.
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.
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.
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.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Darts top policy aid briefed Cook County Commissioners on movement toward compliance with the new concealed carry law.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said he favors criminal prosecutions of school bullies who take things too far.
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
More than 5,000 Cook County residents are illegally holding guns after their firearms ownership cards were revoked. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.