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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Cook County Sheriff’s Office has launched an effort to seize guns from thousands of people whose state gun permits have been revoked.
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.
Cook County Sheriff’s police credited a new online crime tips feature with helping solve the murder of a college student.
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.
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.
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.
A man has been charged with stealing dozens of grave markers from Chicago area cemeteries.