Cook County Sheriff
Cook County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the murders of two people in the south suburbs.
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.
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.
After touring the now pristine cemetery, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the change there over the past five years has been remarkable.
CBS 2’s Pam Zekman helps Cook County authorities set up some fake-ticket makers.
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.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has called the jail the largest mental health hospital in the country.
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.
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.