'Sick And Tired' Of Shootings, Police Ramp Up Patrols For Holiday WeekendWith 24 people shot within 24 hours from Thursday into Friday, Chicago police were worried about a potentially bloody 4th of July holiday weekend.
Sheriff's Office Releases Videos Of Inmates Attacking Jail GuardsThe Cook County Sheriff’s Office has released several videos showing inmates attacking guards at Cook County Jail
Ceremony Planned For Desecrated Remains From Burr Oak CemeteryA re-internment ceremony is scheduled for the human remains and grave items recovered when desecration was found in 2009 at a cemetery in suburban Chicago.
Sheriff: Man Tried To Abduct Boy In Northwest SuburbsThe incident occurred around 9 a.m. near the 10000 block of Holly Lane when a man who appeared to be holding a knife told a 10-year-old boy to “come here.”
Sheriff Releases Videos Of Excessive Force Against Cook County Jail InmatesInmates being dragged, manhandled, and forced to the ground; Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has released six videos showing deputies using excessive force, saying the public has the right to know.
CPD, Sheriff's Officers To Increase Coordinated Efforts To Target GangsAmid a spike in shootings and homicides to start the new year, the Chicago Police Department has forged a new partnership with the Cook County Sheriff’s office to target gang violence that affects both the city and suburbs.
Cook County Sheriff's Office Sorts Through New Gacy LeadsSince last week, the sheriff's office’s communication director, Ben Breit, says there have been developments.
Former Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty To Drug Rip-OffA former Cook County sheriff’s police officer admitted in federal court Wednesday that he stole marijuana from a man he believed to be a drug dealer so that he could later sell the drugs for profit.
Chicago Woman Set Up Prostitute In Hotel Room: Sheriff's OfficeJessica Bealer of the 4700 block of South Calumet placed an ad on Backpage.com, rented a room in a Schiller Park hotel, and made a profit from another woman’s prostitution, according to a statement from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
2 Dead, 1 Seriously Ill, 4 Officers Hurt Following 'Hazmat' Call In Northwest SuburbsTwo men died, one woman was critically injured, and four Cook County Sheriff’s police officers were hospitalized Thursday afternoon, after a hazardous materials situation in a townhouse near northwest suburban Des Plaines.
"Rocket Docket" Law Aiming To Keep Low-Level Defendants From Languishing In JailThe new law creates a special court, dubbed the “rocket docket,” for non-violent inmates charged with minor retail theft, or trespassing; many of whom now have to wait behind bars for months, because they cannot afford even a low bail.
County Commissioner Wants "Gun Violence Czar" To Coordinate Crime Reduction EffortsA Cook County Commissioner has proposed the county appoint a “gun violence czar” as a new tool to stem the tide of violent crime in the Chicago area, by coordinating efforts between the Chicago Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement agencies; and knocking down political barriers.